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A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the official figure

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial project, writes Josh Ruebner.

Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

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Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets against police brutality in Missouri, and she made headlines for supporting the Palestinian cause.

Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

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Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

Brian Hook will move to the private sector after leading the Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran.

US calls for political solution in Libya, targets smugglers

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US calls for political solution in Libya, targets smugglers

Washington has called for a UN-backed ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign military personnel from Libya.

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Iran records highest Covid-19 cases in over a month

The spike in coronavirus cases has prompted Iranian authorities to reimpose restrictions lifted earlier this year.

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

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Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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Iran sanctions aide to ex-US national security adviser

Iran said it has sanctioned an ex-aide to a former US national security adviser who is a senior member of the Washington-based Foundation for ...

Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

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Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" ...

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Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ...

Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in ...

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

Iran's Khamenei says <em>sanctions</em> 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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Putin 'to help ease' Turkey-Cyprus gas search tensions

Vladimir Putin reportedly made the pledge during a 45-minute telephone conversation with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

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US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

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Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

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US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

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UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US <em>sanctions</em>

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Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US sanctions

Rami Makhlouf said that overseas companies being targeted by the Syrian regime were set up to evade US sanctions.

US threatens to sanction Haftar over ties with Russia

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US threatens to sanction Haftar over ties with Russia

The US has threatened to sanction Khalifa Haftar over an oil blockade which they say is influenced by Russia.

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

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