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The visit, which came at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, was aimed at discussing bilateral relations and other issues of "common interest".

Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva Thiebaud discusses a new report by Colin Powers.

Iran says may extend UN access on nuclear activities

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Iran says may extend UN access on nuclear activities

An agreement reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to expire soon, but Iran could extend it.

Middle East Quartet express 'concern' over violence in Jerusalem

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Middle East Quartet express 'concern' over violence in Jerusalem

The four members of the Middle East Quartet - the US, Russia, the EU and the UN - on Saturday expressed "deep concern" over violence in ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wins 'landslide victory'

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan wins 'landslide victory'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has won the Mayoral elections.

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not be tolerated.

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Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops have been frequent since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

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US, EU urge immediate resumption of Afghan peace talks

A meeting of top Western stakeholders concluded with a statement urging 'the immediate resumption, without pre-conditions' of talks between the ...

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Talks 'intensify' on US return to Iran nuclear deal

After world powers held a fourth round of talks aimed at bringing Washington back to the 2015 deal, Russia delegate Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted that ...

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

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Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

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'Possible' to revive nuclear deal before Iran vote: US

Reviving the historic nuclear deal could be within reach ahead of the Iran elections, a Washington official said on Thursday.

Morocco accuses Germany of 'hostile acts’

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Morocco accuses Germany of 'hostile acts’

Morocco has expressed its anger with Germany over its position on the status of Western Sahara.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

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US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

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Trump slams Facebook decision to continue banning him

Former US president Donald Trump has slammed a decision by Facebook’s oversight board to continue banning him from the network, calling it a ‘total disgrace’.

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Saudi-Iran discussions occurred ‘more than once’ in Iraq

Recent discussions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were not the first instance of talks between the two countries in Iraq, Iraqi President Barham ...

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Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

While Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold the ban, it called the social network's 'indefinite' suspension of ...

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Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna 'not collapsing': Russian ambassador

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Iran nuclear talks in Vienna 'not collapsing': Russian ambassador

A Russian ambassador has pushed back against claims the talks in Vienna are collapsing, and instead said that good progress is being made.

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Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

After delaying replacement of the record-low ceiling set by his predecessor, President Biden has raised the America's cap on refugee admissions ...

US Afghan withdrawal won't be deterred by Taliban attacks

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US Afghan withdrawal won't be deterred by Taliban attacks

The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan will not be stopped by attacks against US or Afghan bases.

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

Facebook oversight board set to rule on <em>Trump</em> ban

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Facebook oversight board set to rule on Trump ban

Facebook will issue its final ruling on whether to leave in place a ban on former US president Donald Trump, who was removed from the ...

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