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There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation.

Greece and Libya have agreed to enter talks to mark out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean after Tripoli reiterated an agreement with Turkey, angering Athens.

Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a long time ago.

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Sudan invites Ethiopia, Egypt to Nile dam summit

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Sudan invites Ethiopia, Egypt to Nile dam summit

Egypt and Ethiopia have been invited for talks by Sudan to discuss the ongoing disagreements related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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Biden offer hailed in Moscow as win for Putin

Following the announcement that Biden has offered to meet with Putin, Russia is declaring this as a first round victory.

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Turkey hails 'new era' with Egypt after tensions

Turkey and Egypt are reigniting their relationship after a period apart which started with the overthrow of the Mohamed Morsi.

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

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Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

An Israeli TV channel has quoted security sources as saying the vessel was attacked near the Emirati port of Fujairah, with Iran suspected of ...

Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

Amman's request for additional River Jordan water went unfulfilled for weeks.

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Zarif and Lavrov meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

Iran and Russia warned that an attack on the Natanz atomic site and new EU sanctions could harm ongoing negotiations.

Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

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Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

Erdogan vows Turkish support for Ukraine amid Russia <em>tensions</em>

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan vows Turkish support for Ukraine amid Russia tensions

The comment comes despite warm relations between Russia and Turkey.

US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

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US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid ...

Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

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US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

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Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating ...

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Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

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Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan a dictator amid tensions over the so-called ...

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

Polisario says police chief killed in Western Sahara

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Polisario says police chief killed in Western Sahara

The Polisario Front said its police chief was killed in the disputed Western Sahara region.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

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