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In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over its implementation.

Comment: Unless Saudi Arabia submits to proper IAEA inspections, its nuclear ambitions will be viewed with distrust and scepticism by the international community, writes Courtney Freer.

IAEA talks to Riyadh as nuclear reactor nears completion

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IAEA talks to Riyadh as nuclear reactor nears completion

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in wide-ranging talks with Saudi Arabia regarding its nuclear programme, as progress on a reactor in ...

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

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Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

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UN: Iran to allow access to 2 nuclear sites

The UN's atomic watchdog said Iran agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites suspected of containing or using undeclared nuclear material.

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Israel pushes for changes in UN's Lebanon peacekeeping force

Israel is allegedly working with UN Security Council members to push for tough changes in the way the peacekeeping force deals with the ...

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UN denies responsibility for explosives 'cleared' into Beirut

The United Nations has denied it allowed a cargo ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate into Beirut Port.

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Ammonium nitrate: fertiliser behind many industrial accidents

The fertiliser Lebanese officials said was behind the devastating Beirut blast has been the cause of many industrial explosions over the decades.

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

US calls for extending UN Arms Embargo on Iran

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US calls for extending UN Arms Embargo on Iran

The United States has put forward a resolution to extend the embargo on conventional weapons but faces opposition from veto-wielding Russia and ...

Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

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Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

The UN nuclear watchdog is being pressured by Iran's arch-enemies to investigate non-issues, Rouhani said.

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

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Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

Germany, France and the UK announced their support for extending an arms embargo on Iran, while expressing their opposition to Washington's ...

UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

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UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog passed a resolution critical of Iran after the Islamic Republic has blocked inspections of two sites where ...

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Russia vows to back Iran on nuclear deal

At the start of talks with his Iranian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that his country would firmly oppose any attempts "to promote an anti-Iranian agenda".

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Nuclear watchdog 'concerned' over Iran blocking of site inspections

Iran told the agency the report was a source of "deep regret and disappointment" and hinted the queries were based on "fabricated information" ...

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Iran challenges nuclear watchdog report over cooperation

Iran has rejected claims by the UN's nuclear watchdog that it denied the agency's inspectors access to two sites where nuclear activity may have ...

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Netanyahu calls for Iran sanctions over nuclear 'violations'

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for tough sanctions on Iran, alleging secret nuclear military activity.

Pakistan's virus deaths cross 2,000 mark

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Pakistan's virus deaths cross 2,000 mark

Despite a surge in cases, Pakistan will 'have to live with the virus,' Prime Minister Imran Khan warned.

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Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

The United Nations Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Libya, as fighting between the GNA and General Haftar's forces continues.

US shares proposal to 'indefinitely' extend Iran arms embargo

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US shares proposal to 'indefinitely' extend Iran arms embargo

US Ambassador Kelly Kraft said she has shared a draft of a UNSCR with Russia that would extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Saudi police bust illegal hand sanitiser factory, arrests workers

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Saudi police bust illegal hand sanitiser factory, arrests workers

Saudi Arabia's ministry of commerce busted an illegal hand sanitiser factory on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Is Saudi Arabia facing food shortages?

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Coronavirus: Is Saudi Arabia facing food shortages?

Saudi Arabia may face food shortages, reports suggested, feeding fears amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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