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

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna will pause to allow the US and Iran to return home for consultations.

Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

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Cyprus hosts UAE-Israel-Greece meeting in 'changing' Mideast

Israeli and Emirati diplomats met in Cyprus on Friday to discuss regional economic, security, and political issues.

Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

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Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram ...

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

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US Senators back nuclear talks with Iran in letter

A letter sent to US President Biden by 27 Democratic senators says that sanctions on Iran should be lifted if it returns to compliance with the ...

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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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Israel, US hold talks ahead of Iran nuclear negotiations

Israel and the US met virtually for strategic talks, where differences have emerged over a possible new nuclear deal with Iran.

Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

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Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Hasan Rouhani has said that raising the level of uranium enrichment is a direct response to the attack that targeted the Natanz enrichment ...

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Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

During the US Defence Minister Lloyd Austin to Israel, Benny Gantz said that Israel will work with the US regarding the Iran nuclear ...

'Accident' at Iran's Natanz <em>nuclear</em> plant after centrifuge activation

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical ...

Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

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Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

The visit of the highest ranked member of the Biden administration to Israel comes as Washington tries to return to Iran's nuclear ...

Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

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Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

The budget for the US military will see a small increase in its budget, a change from the large increases made by the previous president.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

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US defence chief Austin to visit Israel: report

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will visit Israel next week, marking the first visit to the country by a cabinet-level member of the Biden ...

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Iran tests new advanced centrifuge amid indirect US talks

It is claimed the IR-9 centrifuge can enrich uranium 50 times faster than the first-generation centrifuges Iran is allowed under Tehran 2015 ...

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

France urges Iran to be 'constructive' at <em>nuclear</em> talks

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France urges Iran to be 'constructive' at nuclear talks

France's top diplomat has spoken with his Iranian counterpart ahead of talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, the first ...

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Iran 'concealing parts of its <em>nuclear</em> programme from UN'

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Iran 'concealing parts of its nuclear programme from UN'

Iran is 'concealing key components of its nuclear programme from UN inspectors', which can be used for producing nuclear ...

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

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Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

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Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

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