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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.

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in defiance of the US regime's efforts".

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

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Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

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Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over ...

Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

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Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Mike Pompeo has urged Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel after two fellow Gulf Arab countries went ahead with normalisation.

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

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How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

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Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

Turkey has reacted angrily to Canada’s decision to suspend arms exports to Ankara over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, accusing Canada of “double ...

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.

Congress may allow Israel veto on UAE arms sale

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Congress may allow Israel veto on UAE arms sale

A bipartisan bill proposes to give Israel to veto any US arms sales to Arab countries, which could prove a major obstacle to the ...

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US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An Azeri official has hailed the 'highly effective' Israeli drones.

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

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Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

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UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and ...

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The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

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Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided to impose further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus on Thursday.

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US approves 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has approved 'Florida stands with Israel' license plates.

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Any Iran deal must preserve nuclear non-proliferation, Saudi says

Concerns are rising over Saudi Arabia's own nuclear programme, which could reportedly produce over 90,000 tonnes of uranium from three deposits.

UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

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UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

Israelis have opposed the UAE's planned purchase of cutting-edge fighter jets from the US.

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Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

Authorities in Abu Dhabi has abolished a permit system for buying alcohol as rules relax.

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

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