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Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib collapsed

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially leaving Prime Minister Kadhimi to an uncertain fate

Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

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Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

The government and the rebel Houthis have agreed to exchanged some 1,000 prisoners.

Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

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Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even ...

Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

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Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

The outcome of the Sabah state elections, in which 1.1 million people are eligible to vote for 73 assembly seats, will be a key test of ...

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Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

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Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

The question of whether the United States will sell the advanced F-35 fighters to the UAE cast a cloud over the UAE-Israel deal.

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

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EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

The EU will announce a plan for member states to share the responsibility for asylum seekers.

Giorgio Cafiero

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Analysis: The move would be a huge boost to the US-Qatar partnership and another reminder of how the blockade has failed to drive a wedge ...

Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions

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Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions

Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, France's President Emmanuel Macron ...

Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

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Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

Erdogan called for "sincere" dialogue to settle the growing row with Greece over Ankara's energy search in the eastern Mediterranean

Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

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Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

Russia has vowed to develop military cooperation with Iran after a UN arms embargo expires in October.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

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Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US ...

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

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US unilaterally proclaims Iran UN sanctions back in effect

The measures were "back in effect" from 8:00 pm Washington time (0000 GMT Sunday), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

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Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

The US's upcoming declaration to continue sanctions against Iran will likely be met with opposition from Iran and its allies.

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

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US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US military deployed more war apparatus in the region following tensions with Russia.

US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

France seeks EU sanctions on Turkey over energy tensions

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France seeks EU sanctions on Turkey over energy tensions

French Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune said the EU should consider sanctions against Turkey.

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