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Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

UAE establishes first <em>nuclear</em> plant in the Arab world

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UAE establishes first nuclear plant in the Arab world

The UAE announced the successful running of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, calling it a 'historic milestone' for the Arab world

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

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Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a series of ...

Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

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Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran is refusing to start talks with the US that will only benefit Donald Trump, Khamenei said.

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Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and the future of UAE's alignment with Saudi Arabia.

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Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

The conservative press in Iran -- a country which strongly denies that its nuclear programme is for anything other than civilian use -- ...

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Iraqi PM arrives in Iran for first foreign visit

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is expected to meet with Iranian President Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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New explosion hits Iran power plant

The incident is the latest in a string of fires and explosions at military and civilian sites across Iran in recent weeks.

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

Narjas Zatat

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

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China-Iran proceed with $400 billion deal despite US opposition

Beijing and Tehran are likely to go ahead with a far-reaching, 25 year deal despite staunch US opposition.

Explosion heard in Tehran followed by <em>power</em> outages

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Explosion heard in Tehran followed by power outages

Iranian officials reportedly gave contradictory statements after a blast was heard by Tehran residents, following weeks of similar explosions ...

Two killed in latest mysterious explosion to hit Iran

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Two killed in latest mysterious explosion to hit Iran

A number of factories and sensitive sites in Iran have been hit by mysterious fires and explosions in recent weeks, sparking speculation that ...

Israel behind blast at Iran <em>nuclear</em> site, official claims

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Israel behind blast at Iran nuclear site, official claims

Israel's defence minister has said the country is not 'necessarily behind every mysterious incident targeting nuclear and military ...

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

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Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind every incident.

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Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

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UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

The UN has warned that an abandoned tanker carrying a million barrels of oil off Yemen’s coast could explode as Houthi rebels refuse to allow ...

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton

Bolton alleges that Trump's focus on winning a second term was the driving principle of his foreign policy.

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

Iran will continue <em>nuclear</em> work despite US sanctions

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Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran has disregarded warning from US and has vowed to continue developing nuclear activities.

Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

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Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf.

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