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The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ration cards in its traditional strongholds.

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links to the conflict, writes Mansour Omari.

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

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Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies into war-torn Syria.

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Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

A rocket landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday, Israeli authorities claimed, though no casualties were reported.

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

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Lebanon president delays declaration on waters disputed with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel and Syria ...

Biden confirms $23 billion arms sales to UAE

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Biden confirms $23 billion arms sales to UAE

Joe Biden’s administration confirmed that it will follow through on a $23 billion weapons sales to the UAE.

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

Iran limits cooperation with EU over sanctions

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Iran limits cooperation with EU over sanctions

Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist ...

EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

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Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

By starting up the advanced centrifuges in breach of its faltering nuclear deal Iran is yet to reciprocate Washington's "very serious" ideas on ...

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

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Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

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Muslim engineer falsely reported to Prevent wins payout

A Muslim engineer was falsely accused of holding 'extremist' views and reported to Prevent, which he took to a tribunal and won a case for ...

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

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Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

Lebanon and Iraq have signed a deal to exchange oil for medical supplies, which is hoped will solve each country’s respective problems.

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

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