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Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria.

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

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UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

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US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western ...

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

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Libya's Haftar 'suspected of trading gold with Venezuela'

Associates of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar have shipped precious metal after Haftar's allies allegedly shipped USD to Venezuela, a WSJ report said.

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UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: report

A deal to resolve the three-year Gulf feud with Qatar was stalled by the UAE, US media reported.

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Hagia Sophia to be reopened for Muslim worship: Erdogan

President Erdogan announced that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the world, would be reopened for Muslim worship.

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

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China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of ...

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Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

Two adult children and a brother of former top Saudi intelligence official Saad Aljabri were detained in Riyadh in March.

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

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Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

Instagram's parent company Facebook admitted Bella Hadid's post should not have been taken down, apologising to the Palestinian-Dutch supermodel.

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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Trump 'bullying' blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Alexander Vindman, who was fired by Trump after giving evidence to the impeachment inquiry, has retired from the army, saying the president subjected him to 'bullying, intimidation and retaliation'

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Stephen Miller is a man on a mission

Comment: Trump is calling on Stephen Miller's toxic immigration politics to distract from his falling poll numbers and a disastrous handling of ...

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

US: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

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US: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

A UN report describing the US-directed killing of Qasem Soleimani as unlawful was 'intellectually dishonest' and 'whitewashed' the Iranian ...

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US to start Cyprus military training despite Turkey opposition

Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

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UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

The UN secretary-general condemned foreign interference in the Libya conflict during a UN Security Council meeting.

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