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

Lebanon's economic crisis has seen salaries slashed, the value of the lira plummet and the price of goods drastically inflate.

Netanyahu cancels India visit in preparation for Israel <em>vote</em>

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Netanyahu cancels India visit in preparation for Israel vote

India and Israel have become close allies under Netanyahu and Modi, but the Israeli prime minister has cancelled a visit to New Delhi due to elections.

Sisi wins 'sham referendum' extending rule amid <em>vote</em>-<em>buying</em> claims

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Sisi wins 'sham referendum' extending rule amid vote-buying claims

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in power until 2030.

Israel's 'warmongering' defence chief resigns to protest Gaza ceasefire

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Israel's 'warmongering' defence chief resigns to protest Gaza ceasefire

Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal with ...

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

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Iraq to try election officials over fraud: judiciary

Iraq will put on trial five election officials in connection with fraud, including vote buying, during the country's May ...

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Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

Not long ago they were battling against the Islamic State group - now members of Iraqi paramilitary units have swapped bullets for the ballots ...

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Egypt remands news editor over 'terror charges' amid crackdown

Egyptian authorities remanded an editor of a local news website into custody for 15 days on 'terror charges' in the latest episode in a media ...

Egypt arrests Masr al-Arabia editor over election fraud report

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Egypt arrests Masr al-Arabia editor over election fraud report

Egyptian police have raided local news website Masr al-Arabia and detained its editor-in-chief after it published a report that exposed ...

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Reuters pulls report on Egypt election after 'arrest threat'

International news agency Reuters has withdrawn a report on widespread electoral fraud during last week's presidential election after ...

The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

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The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

Far from spreading seeds of democracy, the US-led invasion of Iraq, 15 years ago, allowed dangerous forces to supplant the previous Baathist ...

Iran keeps labour, transport ministers despite mismanagement allegations

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Iran keeps labour, transport ministers despite mismanagement allegations

Labour and transport government officials both retain their jobs after lawmakers vote in favour amid face mismanagement allegations

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Richard Salamé

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Analysis: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been ...

Gareth Browne

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious divorce, writes Gareth Browne.

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Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

In-depth: The standoff between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdish vote in favour of independence in September is triggering an ...

Charlie Hoyle

Modi's Israel visit marks dramatic break from past relations

Modi will arrive in Israel on Tuesday in the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, marking a turning point in relations after ...

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Somalia to elect president amid security, drought concerns

Somalia is to hold presidential elections on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine topping the ...

Egypt government halts luxury cars purchase following public outcry

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Egypt government halts luxury cars purchase following public outcry

The Egyptian government has halted the purchase of luxury cars for top officials following public outrage amid measures during a struggling ...

Alaa Bayoumi

The Saudi Egyptian divide runs deeper than Syria

Comment: What is behind the growing divide between long-term allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and what will this mean for foreign policy makers in ...

One day with Moroccan election observers

Perrine Massy and Timothée Vinchon

One day with Moroccan election observers

In-depth: Morocco's election passed without huge incident, but low turnouts suggested the country still has a long way to go.

Jordan election: Change was never on the ballot paper

Fadi al-Qadi

Jordan election: Change was never on the ballot paper

Comment: Jordan's electoral process is a political space in decline, where representation remains very narrow, and deputies have no capacity to ...

Fraud allegations mar 'credible' Jordan election

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Fraud allegations mar 'credible' Jordan election

Tuesday's reformed parliamentary elections drew a significantly smaller turnout than 2013, amid allegations of vote-buying and ...

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