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Prime Minister Kadhimi said Iraq is walking a tight rope between Iran and US, as relations deteriorate between the two countries.

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US presidential elections.

Could Biden save the nuclear deal with Iran?

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

Could Biden save the nuclear deal with Iran?

Analysis: Joe Biden has vowed that the US could rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if he wins the 2020 election. But time might be running out.

German university withdraws funding for 'anti-Zionist Israelis'

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German university withdraws funding for 'anti-Zionist Israelis'

A Berlin arts university has withdrawn funding from 'The School for Unlearning Zionism'.

US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

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US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, writes Charles W. Dunne.

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Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

At least 14 protesters were also wounded and more suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the 'extreme violence,' medics said.

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Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

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Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi ...

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

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Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

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 ...

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

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".

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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US condemns Turkey over reported test of Russian system

The US criticised NATO ally Turkey after Ankara reportedly tested its Russian-made advanced air defence missile system.

Turkey tests Russian-made S-400 defence system

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Turkey tests Russian-made S-400 defence system

Turkey's military has reportedly test-fired the Russian S-400 air defence system in the Black Sea province of Sinop.

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EU condemns Turkey 'provocations' in eastern Med

European leaders discussed the ongoing standoff at a summit in Brussels.

Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

US court gives Iranian jail term for sanction evasion

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US court gives Iranian jail term for sanction evasion

Seyed Sajjad Shahidian has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a business that helped people in Iran evade US sanctions.

Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

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Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

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