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Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the resignation of the government.

Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen poverty increase.

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

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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.

Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

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Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that the State Department hopes to remove the designation, which severely impedes investment to Sudan.

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UK names Libya-born Turkish-speaker as overseas spy chief

The UK has appointed its former ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, as head of its MI6 Secret Intelligence Service.

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US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as peace talks hopes rise

US officials praised a ceasefire proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by the Afghan government, a development that raised hopes for the ...

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Saudi FM discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders

Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Tunisia took part in talks on the conflict in Libya on Tuesday.

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Saudi foreign minister pays surprise visit to Algeria

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister paid a surprise visit to Algeria to meet with top officials.

US <em>diplomat</em> says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

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US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

"I think our role and the role of Kuwait is to do what we can to foster dialogue, to help them make progress," the American diplomat ...

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Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

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Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

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France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

The French assistance will go to a network of over 50 French and Francophone schools, it has been reported.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

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IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The International Monetary Fund may be the only way out of Lebanon's financial crisis, France advised.

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French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

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Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

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US presence in Iraq 'cause of insecurity', says Khamenei

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi of Iraq met Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the Iranian capital during his first trip abroad since taking office.

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Iraqi PM arrives in Iran for first foreign visit

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is expected to meet with Iranian President Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

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Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

The attack took place in the searing afternoon heat as Iran's top diplomat held back-to-back meetings with senior Iraqi officials ...

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US says EU mission on Libya arms not 'serious'

The US criticised an EU mission to enforce a UN arms embargo on sending weapons to war-torn Libya.

US urges Netanyahu to keep alive Palestinian state prospects

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US urges Netanyahu to keep alive Palestinian state prospects

The US has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to shut off chances of a Palestinian state amid plans to annex parts of the West ...

France urges Iraq to keep away from regional tensions

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France urges Iraq to keep away from regional tensions

France urged Iraq to 'dissociate' itself from boiling regional tensions.

Belgium to try Iranian <em>diplomat</em> in bomb case

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Belgium to try Iranian diplomat in bomb case

Prosecutors allege the diplomat and three others planned to bomb a meeting for an exiled Iranian opposition movement.

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