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The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on President Bashar al-Assad despite his gains on the ground.

Israel failed to block an Iran sanctions waiver made on humanitarian grounds to help the coronavirus-hit country battle the outbreak.

Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

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Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

The Ramon airport will begin with only domestic flights before gradually moving toward full operation, Transport Minister Israel Katz said in a statement.

Record 19,000 tourists refused entry to Israel in 2018

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Record 19,000 tourists refused entry to Israel in 2018

Almost 19,000 tourists were refused entry to the country this year, a nine-fold jump from 1,870 people barred in 2011.

Erdogan vows to ignore 'destabilising' US sanctions on Iran

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Erdogan vows to ignore 'destabilising' US sanctions on Iran

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the US' sanctions on Iran, saying that Turkey does not want to 'live in an imperialist world'.

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Iran heads to court, accusing US of targeting economy

Iran has accused the US of imposing a policy of 'economic strangulation' following recent sactions.

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Iran says US sanctions have not caused 'dead end'

Iran has said it will rely on its natural and human resources to resist pressure from US sanctions.

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Iran builds up police presence ahead of US sanctions

The first phase of Washington's sanctions targeting Iran will be implemented this week, targeting the country's access to US banknotes.

Paul Iddon

The Trump administration's Iran policy is completely misguided

Comment: Iranians may well be unhappy with the country's current economy and politics but pursuing aggressive regime change with the deeply ...

US blacklists 271 Syrian scientists over Sarin attack US blacklists 271 Syrian scientists over Sarin attack

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US blacklists 271 Syrian scientists over Sarin attack

Washington imposes 'sweeping' sanctions on experts belonging to the centre thought to be responsible for producing the chemical weapons used on ...

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Coldplay in Israel, Palestine to 'listen and learn'

Band says earlier rumours about an Israel tour being planned are "incorrect," amid further reports that more celebrities are rejecting ...

Syrian regime struggles to save currency

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Syrian regime struggles to save currency

The Syrian pound has plummeted against the dollar in recent months as the Syrian regime struggles to finance a costly war and save a ...

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