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

Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is planning his first foreign tour.

Trump cancels controversial 'Juneteenth' rally

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Trump cancels controversial 'Juneteenth' rally

The event has been postponed "out of respect" for the June 19 "Juneteenth" holiday.

US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

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US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

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Jordan university slammed for Israeli normalisation workshop

The University of Jordan invited an Israeli-American academic to an online workshop, prompting criticism from anti-normalisation critics.

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

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Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran has disregarded warning from US and has vowed to continue developing nuclear activities.

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Iran dismisses 'desperate' US move to end nuclear waivers

Tehran said the United States ended sanction waivers in a bid 'to distract public opinion from its continued defeats at the hands of Iran'.

US ends sanction waivers on Iran's nuclear programs

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US ends sanction waivers on Iran's nuclear programs

The waivers had allowed Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing ...

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

Israel attempted to block humanitarian aid to Iran: report

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Israel attempted to block humanitarian aid to Iran: report

Israel failed to block an Iran sanctions waiver made on humanitarian grounds to help the coronavirus-hit country battle the outbreak.

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

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Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

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Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

Raeda Hamra has filed a lawsuit against the US-based Arabic language news channel for allegedly discriminating against her because she wore a ...

Gulf airlines evaluate schedules as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

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Gulf airlines evaluate schedules as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

Some Gulf airlines were forced to deny rumours they will resume commercial flights from June, whilst others are edging to get operations up ...

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US grants Iraq permission to temporarily import Iranian gas

Washington on Sunday granted Iraq a 30-day extension to a waiver allowing it to import Iranian gas for its dilapidated power grids despite American sanctions, an Iraqi official said.

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US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

Iran sanctions waivers relating to Russian, European and Chinese companies have been extended by the Trump administration.

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US 'agrees to grant sanctions waivers' amid coronavirus crisis

A senior source in Tehran said the US has agreed to grant certain countries sanctions waivers, allowing them to release frozen Iranian assets.

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US grants Iraq shortest sanctions waiver for Iran gas

The US has handed Iraq a month-long waiver for Baghdad to import gas from Iran.

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

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Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

Eyal Weizman said he is "alarmed" that the US asked him to give information on contacts in order to be allowed entry to the country, after his ...

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Irked US squeezes Iraq with cash delays, short waivers

Washington's patience with Iraq over its ties with neighbouring Iran seems to be running out.

US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

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US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

The US Air Force has updated its dress regulations and pilots will now be able to apply for a waiver to wear a beard, hijab or turban ...

US gives Iraq sanctions <em>waiver</em> for Iranian gas imports

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US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for Iranian gas imports

The 45-day waiver has been granted on the condition that Iraq begins planning to wean itself off of Iranian gas dependence, officials ...

US to grant Iran sanctions <em>waiver</em>, Iraqi officials say

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US to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

Iraqi officials said the United States showed willingness to extend sanctions waivers, allowing it to import vital Iranian gas and electricity.

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