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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

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Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

The aircraft carrier was leaving the Middle East when Trump instructed a u-turn.

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Car bombs kill six in pro-Turkey north Syria: monitor

Children were among six people killed in two car bombings in Syria on Saturday.

Car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled Syria: monitor

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Car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled Syria: monitor

The Turkish defence ministry said two children had been killed and two civilians wounded.

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

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Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

In statements to The Guardian, members of the group have expressed fears that senior Hezbollah leaders could be targeted by the US and Israel in ...

US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

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US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of US forces ...

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

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Netanyahu warns against ‘business as usual’ with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned against going back to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, in comments apparently aimed at US President-elect Joe Biden.

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Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

Three sailors were detained after a Bahraini vessel breached Qatar's territorial waters on Saturday, authorities confirmed.

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US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iran

A senior U.S. military official with knowledge of the region said Monday that Iran may try to take advantage of America’s troop withdrawals.

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Trump policies 'allowed Iran to increase nuclear material': Biden

President-elect Joe Biden has signalled he will return the US to a nuclear accord with Iran.

Germany wants broader Iran nuclear deal: foreign minister

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Germany wants broader Iran nuclear deal: foreign minister

Germany warned that the 2015 nuclear deal was no longer enough.

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Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this ...

Soldier dies in Turkish-controlled north Syria: Ministry

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Soldier dies in Turkish-controlled north Syria: Ministry

The Turkish soldier was killed during a skirmish with Kurdish militia forces.

Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

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Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

Biden hinted at a return to the US nuclear agreement, but said it's "going to be hard".

Fakhrizadeh's assassination: A new obstacle for US-Iran diplomacy

Giorgio Cafiero

Fakhrizadeh's assassination: A new obstacle for US-Iran diplomacy

Analysis: The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will make it harder for Joe Biden to bring Washington and Tehran to a new understanding.

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