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Israel's ambassador to Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, said he welcomed more active involvement of Germany in Middle East diplomacy.

Tehran agreed to quit enriching uranium at the facility as part of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

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Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails

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US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails

The activities attributed to Tehran mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in ...

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding principle, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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Kuwait to rebuild Beirut grain silos destroyed in blast

Originally built with Kuwaiti funds, Beirut's grain silos will be rebuilt by the donor country after the deadly port explosion.

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

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UN tries to sort out hazardous Beirut blast waste

The United Nations Development Programme said it also wanted to find out how much the August 4 blast in the ...

China-Iran proceed with $400 billion deal despite US opposition

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China-Iran proceed with $400 billion deal despite US opposition

Beijing and Tehran are likely to go ahead with a far-reaching, 25 year deal despite staunch US opposition.

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need ...

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

Sarah Khalil

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

The Caesar Act comes into force on Wednesday and may see the Assad regime come under further isolation and economic coercion.

Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

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Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn ...

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran re-opening mosques, free flights for healthcare workers, Gulf states reaching out to Israel, a new lockdown for Lebanon and big losses for Saudi Aramco.

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's uphill corruption battle against an 'untouchable class'

Corruption in Lebanon is widespread, but there are hopes a new law can root out pervasive nepotism.

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UN calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for coronavirus

The UN's secretary general has called for an end in fighting in Yemen as the World Health Organisation has warned the country could face an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

A threat to impose tax on aid has been dropped by the Houthi rebels, marking a major step in ending the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

World must aid Sudan transition or pay 'terrible price'

The New Arab & agencies

World must aid Sudan transition or pay 'terrible price'

Sudan has been embroiled in an economic crisis for years. The international community should help, a UN official has said.

Sabena Siddiqui

Is Iran's nuclear deal still viable?

Following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran feels it is not bound by the JCPOA and announced it will go ahead with uranium enrichment this ...

US border agents 'question Iranian-Americans' after Soleimani killing

The New Arab

US border agents 'question Iranian-Americans' after Soleimani killing

Scores of Iranians re-entering the US over the weekend have been held for hours and questioned on their allegiance by customs officials, rights ...

Iran to abandon 'limit' on nuclear enrichment centrifuges

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Iran to abandon 'limit' on nuclear enrichment centrifuges

Iran announced its fifth reduction in its nuclear commitments, saying it will forego the "limit on the number of centrifuges", as tensions with ...

Iran has nuclear-capable missiles, EU countries warn UN

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Iran has nuclear-capable missiles, EU countries warn UN

France, Germany and the UK have asked the UN chief to inform its Security Council that Iran’s development of nuclear-capable ballistic ...

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