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America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

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Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was warned against interfering in Lebanon, where a deadly port explosion has caused triggered a political crisis.

Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

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Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed 'great hopes that America will fail' in a televised meeting of his cabinet on Wednesday.

UN <em>council</em> at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern ...

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US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

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Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before Beirut blast

Two of Lebanon's top leaders were warned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that caused the deadly Beirut blast, a report said.

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Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Belgium of funding organisations that 'attempt to silence supporters of Israel'.

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Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led Boycott, ...

Greece says Turkish ship in eastern Mediterranean ‘threatening peace’

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Greece says Turkish ship in eastern Mediterranean ‘threatening peace’

Greece accused Turkey of “threatening peace” and held a meeting of military chiefs after Turkey deployed a research ship in the hotly contested, ...

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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

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Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

Kabul's peace council announced peace talks between the government and the Taliban could soon restart, after some 400 militant ...

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

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Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as demonstrations raged over the preventable disaster

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Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling on the UN ...

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

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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.

Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

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Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

Though Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war, the Lebanese flag will be projected on Tel Aviv's city hall following the devastating ...

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What we know about the Lebanon explosions

Here are the main takeaways from the massive blast that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.

Netanyahu offers Lebanon aid following Beirut blasts

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Netanyahu offers Lebanon aid following Beirut blasts

Benjamin Netanyahu says he instructed his National Security Council to make contact with UN Middle East envoy Nickolay ...

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

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Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

At least ten people were reported dead, medical sources told The New Arab’s Arabic-language site, adding that there were still bodies inside the ...

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