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US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally occupied territories.

In a first call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Harris expressed “opposition to the International Criminal Court’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel".

US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

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US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

Saudi Arabia has declared itself a "developing" country, despite being a G20 member and the World Bank identifying it as a high-income country.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

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US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States was "pleased" that the Europeans withdrew a plan to censure Iran ...

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Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over his health condition.

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Iran hails European U-turn on rebuke at IAEA

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman hailed the the day's developments as keeping open "the path of diplomacy" between Tehran and the UN's nuclear ...

Brooke Anderson

Hundreds of refugees unbooked from resettlement flights to US

Hundreds of refugees were forced to unbook or delay their flights last week, agencies assisting with their resettlement said.

Maedeh Sharifi

Reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with Sayran

LA-based jewellery designer, Sayran Barzani, is reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with her eponymous label Sayran.

Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the ...

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US denounces ICC probe in Palestinian territories

The US criticised the ICC for probing into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

Brooke Anderson

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate maritime demarcation

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Turkey and Egypt could negotiate maritime demarcation

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries.

Ireland to reopen embassy in Iran by 2023

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Ireland to reopen embassy in Iran by 2023

The reopening is part of the Global Ireland initiative to increase the country's global impact.

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Dolly Parton receives Covid-19 vaccine from Lebanese-American doctor friend

Dolly Parton revealed that she received the Covid-19 vaccine - courtesy of her friend, a Lebanese-American doctor.

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Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will lead a Doha delegation at a ministerial session of the Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday.

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Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly ...

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US pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

The pro-Israel Lawfare Project has called on the Department of Justice to force AJ+ to register as a foreign agent.

Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

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Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

The Biden administration has rejected imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

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IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The IS group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan.

Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

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Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

Iran warned against a planned resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog that seeks to condemn its suspension of some nuclear inspections.

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will ...

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