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US and EU diplomats have said they won't respond to Iranian 'provocations'

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

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Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi ...

US seeks fallback Saudi <em>bases</em> for potential Iran tensions

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US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

The US military is seeking fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent attacks on troops in case of tensions with Iran.

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Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

Turkey’s president has accused his opponents of saying that he was responsible for the deaths of 13 police officers.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

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Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Saudi Arabia is attempting to clean up its act as it braces for a policy reset in Washington.

Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

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Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

The men are accused of having various roles in a German IS cell founded in January 2019.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Erdogan accuses US of backing 'terrorists' in Iraq

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Erdogan accuses US of backing 'terrorists' in Iraq

The Turkish leader said it was a "farce" that the US was waiting for confirmation on whether Ankara's account of the execution of 13 of its ...

Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

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Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

State media quoted the chief of the army's ground force as saying the "smart" missile is capable of operating under "any weather condition".

Ankara: Kurdish rebels executed 13 Turks in north Iraq

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Ankara: Kurdish rebels executed 13 Turks in north Iraq

Turkey accused Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels of executing 13 Turkish nationals, mainly members of the security forces, whom they had ...

Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

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Turkey says 13 killed by militants in N.Iraq

The PKK has claimed the captives were Turkish security forces killed as a result of Ankara's offensive.

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

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Shelling in Ethiopia could amount to war crimes: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the United Nations to open an inquiry into the Ethiopian conflict and hold those responsible to account.

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3 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes in northern Iraq

Two of soldiers were killed Wednesday in a clash that erupted in northern Iraq’s Gara region.

India and China reach deal over contested border

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India and China reach deal over contested border

Frontline troops began to pull back from the shores of the Himalayas' lake on Wednesday after several rounds of talks

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

US moves carrier from Gulf as tensions ebbs

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US moves carrier from Gulf as tensions ebbs

US President Joe Biden's administration has pulled an aircraft carrier out of the Gulf.

US pauses Guantanamo coronavirus vaccine plan

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US pauses Guantanamo coronavirus vaccine plan

The US has paused a plan to offer offer coronavirus vaccinations to prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

Israel's chief epidemiologist angers UAE with coronavirus accusations

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Israel's chief epidemiologist angers UAE with coronavirus accusations

Hundreds of Israelis have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from the UAE, according to official data.

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