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The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

After being alerted to to the incident, prison authorities reportedly made no attempt to save Essam al-Erian, who died of a heart attack.

Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

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Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against travel to the country

Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

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Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that the State Department hopes to remove the designation, which severely impedes investment to Sudan.

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

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Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

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Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

Ankara has attempted to link the Kurdish militant group to the Black Lives Matter protests.

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US Supreme Court demands $4 billion Sudan compensation

The US Supreme Court has sided with the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda embassy bombings, ordering Sudan to pay out more than $4 billion in ...

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IRGC leader: we will set ablaze US-backed areas

The IRGC leader addressed thousands gathered for the funeral of Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown of Kerman.

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Iran 'won't be main battlefield' in any conflict: IRGC

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned any country that attacks the Islamic republic will see its territory turn into the ...

Trump announces toughest 'sanctions ever' on Iran

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Trump announces toughest 'sanctions ever' on Iran

Trump says his administration is imposing additional sanctions on Iran following last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the ...

Diana Alghoul

UK-based pro-Israel outlets systematically smear Palestinian charities

The Jewish Chronicle recently apologised to Palestinian charity Interpal for spewing false claims about them, but how deep does the smearing ...

US sanctions on Hizballah MPs 'humiliate' Lebanon

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US sanctions on Hizballah MPs 'humiliate' Lebanon

Ali Fayyad said the US decision 'is a humiliation for the Lebanese people' and called on parliament and the government to issue a formal ...

New US ambassador meets with Iraqi FM in Baghdad

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New US ambassador meets with Iraqi FM in Baghdad

The new US ambassador in Baghdad submitted his credentials to Iraq's top diplomat, joining the embassy just weeks after Washington brought ...

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Sabre-rattling and sabotage off the coast of UAE

Giorgio Cafiero

Sabre-rattling and sabotage off the coast of UAE

Comment: Rising tensions amid a week of manoeuvring in the Gulf mean the potential for a serious misunderstanding is greater than ever, writes ...

Sahar F. Aziz

Banning the Muslim Brotherhood aims to criminalise Muslim dissent

Comment: Ultimately, the freedom to dissent guaranteed by the First Amendment will no longer apply to Muslims, writes Sahar Aziz.

Emile Nakhleh

Trump's disastrous plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Sadly, the Trump administration's clear message to the Arab and Muslim worlds is that democratic politics does not matter, writes Emile ...

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US deploys aircraft carrier to send message to Iran

A White House decision to dispatch more military to the Middle East is intended to send a message to Iran that any attack will be met with ...

Sam Hamad

Banning the Brotherhood will further alienate US Muslims

Comment: Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorists' allows Trump to reinforce his right-wing agenda, and rubber stamps Sis's ...

Blacklisting the Brotherhood has nothing to do with 'anti-terrorism'

Mohamad Elmasry

Blacklisting the Brotherhood has nothing to do with 'anti-terrorism'

Comment: Trump's push to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a 'terror group' has more to do with Islamophobia and authoritarianism, than 'fighting ...

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Iran slams US plan to blacklist Muslim Brotherhood

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday criticised the United States for seeking to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood as a ...

Egypt slaps Muslim Brotherhood leader with life sentence

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Egypt slaps Muslim Brotherhood leader with life sentence

An Egyptian court has handed Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malik and his son Hamza with a life sentence.

Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

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Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Nearly 3,000 people in 90 prisons across Turkey are refusing food in protest of jail conditions for Abdullah Ocalan - leader of the outlawed ...

Trump administration considers blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood following Sisi visit

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Trump administration considers blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood following Sisi visit

The Trump administration has said it is considering proscribing the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist' organisation, just weeks after ...

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