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Ambassador Noureldin Satti's credentials were approved by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

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

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.

Trump plans executive order to punish Iran arms trade

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Trump plans executive order to punish Iran arms trade

Donald Trump is preparing an executive order for further sanctions against countries that violate the arms embargo against Iran.

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

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Pompeo says US will enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran

Mike Pompeo says that the US will impose ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran next week, insisting that there is a UN mandate for this despite the disapproval of other countries

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ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe

The ICC has dismissed an appeal against a decision to not probe Israel over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

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Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

Amid Palestinian protests, the BDS campaign called the UAE-Israel agreement a 'cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and ...

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In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and Hezbollah.

Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

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Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

Qatar's assistant foreign minister has assured that Doha will not follow the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain in normalising relations with ...

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

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UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog are expected to visit the second of two sites in Iran in a few days.

Turkey slams US-Cyprus agreement, calls for 'neutrality'

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Turkey slams US-Cyprus agreement, calls for 'neutrality'

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the US-Cyprus agreement ignores the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.

UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

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UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution next week, but there has been disagreement between member states over who will be named ...

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Pompeo to visit Cyprus amid soaring Greece-Turkey tensions

The dispute between Greece and Turkey over borders and gas drilling rights in the Mediterranean 'has to be resolved in a way that's diplomatic ...

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EU to lift sanctions against Libya powerbroker

EU diplomats now recognise Aguila Saleh as a key powerbroker in the conflict, capable of bringing the together country's warring factions.

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US expresses cautious hope for easing of Qatar blockade

A US official has said that a three-year blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar could be eased in ‘a matter ...

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN <em>embargo</em>

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

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Russia says ready to help ease tensions in Mediterranean

Russia is prepared to intervene in the eastern Mediterranean where Cyprus and Greece are mired in a standoff with Turkey over maritime and ...

Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

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Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

In remarks before the meeting got underway, Morocco's Foreign Minister said that Libya's crisis must be decided by Libyans themselves under the ...

Rival Libya administrations to meet in Morocco: source

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Rival Libya administrations to meet in Morocco: source

Reluctance from both sides to announce the meeting is due to preconditions they have set for the talks, sources say.

US blacklists UAE companies flouting Iran oil <em>embargo</em>

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US blacklists UAE companies flouting Iran oil embargo

The US announced sanctions on 11 Iranian, Emirati and Chinese firms and blacklisted six more over links to Iranian oil exports

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