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Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear accord in May 2018.

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

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Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was warned against interfering in Lebanon, where a deadly port explosion has caused triggered a political crisis.

Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

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Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed 'great hopes that America will fail' in a televised meeting of his cabinet on Wednesday.

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Peanut traders baffled by Sudan export ban on crop

Peanut traders have been left stunned by a sudden decision from the Sudanese trade ministry to ban the export of raw peanuts.

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

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Biden 'removed condemnation of Israeli occupation from campaign'

Biden allegedly told his advisors not to include “any reference to Israeli occupation” into a draft of his campaign’s platform days before it ...

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Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

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Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

Brian Hook will move to the private sector after leading the Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran.

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Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus <em>ban</em>

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Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries ...

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait pending an investigation into

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

Coronavirus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

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Coronavirus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

Iranians have been urged to avoid hosting wedding and funeral gatherings, as the country's novel coronavirus outbreak continues to increase.

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

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US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in Persia, prior to the arrival of Islam.

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

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How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel <em>ban</em>

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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