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Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy implications for the Middle East.

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

Russia offers US one-year freeze on <em>nuclear</em> warhead numbers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia offers US one-year freeze on nuclear warhead numbers

Russia's foreign ministry announced it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads.

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

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Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN arms embargo.

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

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Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

Iran says 'historic' US defeat close

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Iran says 'historic' US defeat close

The US will face a 'historic defeat' when the UN arms embargo is lifted on Sunday 'despite its attempts, trickery and extrajudicial moves,' said ...

Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

Iran had just recently recorded its highest daily death toll four days earlier with 239 new fatalities.

Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of <em>nuclear</em> weapon material

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Iran lacking 'significant quantity' of nuclear weapon material

Despite amassing enriched uranium at much higher levels than agreed in the nuclear deal, Iran is still far off being able to ...

China backs Iran <em>nuclear</em> <em>deal</em>, calls for MidEast forum

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China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for MidEast forum

Iran and China reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 deal in an implicit rebuke of the United States.

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Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad slams US sanctions on Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed the US for its decision to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.

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Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

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Iran to export more oil if Biden wins presidency

Joe Biden's win at next month's presidential election could have a major effect on the world oil market.

Russia says 'no problem' selling Iran S-400 air defences

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Russia says 'no problem' selling Iran S-400 air defences

Russia’s ambassador to Iran said Moscow was willing to sell Tehran S-400 air defence systems when the UN arms embargo expires later this month, ...

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

UN <em>nuclear</em> watchdog inspects second Iran site

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UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

The UN's nuclear watchdog has gained access to a second site in Iran.

Trump administration considers imposing new Iran sanctions

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Trump administration considers imposing new Iran sanctions

The Trump administration is considering imposing new sanctions on Iran to isolate its economy 'from the world'.

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