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In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

In a first call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Harris expressed “opposition to the International Criminal Court’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel".

US hopes <em>Iran</em> will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

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US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States was "pleased" that the Europeans withdrew a plan to censure Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency's meeting in Vienna.

Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

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Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

<em>Iran</em> hails European U-turn on rebuke at IAEA

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Iran hails European U-turn on rebuke at IAEA

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman hailed the the day's developments as keeping open "the path of diplomacy" between Tehran and the UN's nuclear ...

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Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

A bomb targeting a military convoy carrying leaders of the separatist “Security Belt” militia has killed and injured a number of fighters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.

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Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The decision to hold off was taken "to give time to diplomacy", one diplomatic source said.

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Biden's refusal for direct sanctions against MbS 'endangers dissidents'

Exiled Arab dissidents say they are fearful for their lives after Biden refuses to put direct sanctions on Prince Salman.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

A Houthi military spokesman tweeted an image that matched Aramco's North Jeddah Bulk Plant, saying the rebels had fired a new Quds-2 cruise ...

Israel accuses <em>Iran</em> of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

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Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

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Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

Yazidi leader blasts pro-<em>Iran</em>, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

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Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

Ireland to reopen embassy in <em>Iran</em> by 2023

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Ireland to reopen embassy in Iran by 2023

The reopening is part of the Global Ireland initiative to increase the country's global impact.

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

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Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

A contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

Iraq executes 3 'terrorism' convicts: local officials

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Iraq executes 3 'terrorism' convicts: local officials

Iraq on Wednesday hanged three men convicted on 'terrorism' in Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only detention centre in the country ...

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Why the battle for Marib could determine Yemen's future

Analysis: The Houthis' fight to capture Marib risks humanitarian disaster. As the government's final northern stronghold, Yemen's fate could also rest on the battle's outcome.

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Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

The Biden administration has rejected imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Pope says will make Iraq trip despite rocket attack

Pope Francis said he will go ahead with his historic visit to Iraq in two days time, after a rocket attack on a military base hosting US-led ...

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Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

At least ten rockets hit the Ain Al-Asad airbase in Anbar province on Wednesday morning.

Macron asks <em>Iran</em> for 'clear gestures' on nuclear inspections

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Macron asks Iran for 'clear gestures' on nuclear inspections

French President Emmanuel Macron asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for "clear gestures" and an immediate return to the JCPOA's terms.

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Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

Iran warned against a planned resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog that seeks to condemn its suspension of some nuclear inspections.

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

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How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it ...

Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

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Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

Khaled Pirzadeh has been allegedly beaten by Iran's brutal authorities on multiple occasion, leaving him in need of hospital treatment, which he ...

US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

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US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

The United States imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths.

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