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Iran has warned it will step up its nuclear programme if the US withdraws from the 2015 agreement.

Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would "vigorously" pursue nuclear enrichment if US quits the deal.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact Donald Trump has threatened to abandon.

US lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

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US lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

The bill is a long-awaited stab at making Congress authorise wars, but it also gives the executive branch more sweeping power.

EU officials scramble to preserve Iran nuclear deal

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EU officials scramble to preserve Iran nuclear deal

EU officials are hoping to enact tougher measures on Iran to shore up a reluctant President Trump's support for a nuclear deal he has frequently ...

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to come, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iran fixes dollar rate to stop rial collapse

The move comes after the value of Iran's rial dropped 18 percent since Saturday.

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Iran: US would 'regret' withdrawing from nuclear deal

Iran's president has dismissed Donald Trump's threats of walking away from a nuclear deal, saying the US 'will regret it'.

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Iran's rial hits new record-low amid nuclear deal worries

Long queues have been seen for weeks at exchange shops as Iranians increasingly hoard dollars as the rial continues to slide.

Trump: 'big price to pay' over Syria chemical attack

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Trump: 'big price to pay' over Syria chemical attack

US President Donald Trump called his Syrian counterpart an 'animal' in a series of angered tweets over Saturday night's chemical attack in Douma.

James Snell

US policy in Syria: A series of grudging half-measures

Comment: Trump's unscripted comments on a speedy US withdrawal from Syria are those of a businessman conducting a quick cost-benefit analysis, ...

European powers press for Iran sanctions to appease Trump

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European powers press for Iran sanctions to appease Trump

Germany, France and the UK will press its EU partners to agree to new sanctions on Iran, as Trump threatens to pull the plus on a nuclear deal.

Iran to build closer ties to Russia, China: MP

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Iran to build closer ties to Russia, China: MP

A senior MP said Iran must look eastward following the Trump administration's appointment of several foreign policy hawks.

Saudi foreign minister compares Yemen intervention to Mexican-American war

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Saudi foreign minister compares Yemen intervention to Mexican-American war

During a high-profile meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown Prince, Donald Trump promised to push through with multi-billion dollar arms deals with ...

Senate rejects bid to end support for Yemen war

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Senate rejects bid to end support for Yemen war

A rare effort to overrule presidential military authorisation that could have ended US involvement in Yemen has been rejected after senators ...

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Trump prepares for Saudi crown prince's visit

US President Donald Trump is set to host Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday following the conclusion of the crown prince's visit to London.

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Mattis says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

Mattis flew into the war-torn nation on an unannounced visit two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks ...

Imogen Lambert

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Comment: By doing nothing to stop Moscow's genocidal approach to the Syrian war, the world has allowed Russia to gain far more than a military ...

Marcus Montgomery

Congress must curb Trump's nuclear Saudi Arabia

Comment: Allowing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build a domestic nuclear energy programme unfettered by reprocessing restrictions is a terrible ...

Senators force vote on US involvement in Yemen war

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Senators force vote on US involvement in Yemen war

A group os US senators led by Bernie Sanders are campaigning to end US involvement in Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen, in what they call a ...

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Pentagon says 'soon' on first Guantanamo transfer under Trump

The Pentagon has missed a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under US ...

US says ready to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

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US says ready to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been deadlocked since a major push by the administration of Trump's predecessor Barack ...

Trump 'not sure' Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

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Trump 'not sure' Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

Relations between Washington and the Palestinians have been severely strained since Trump's December decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

The Iraq Report: Systemic corruption may threaten reconstruction funds

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The Iraq Report: Systemic corruption may threaten reconstruction funds

This week in Iraq: The US has admitted that Islamic State is far from being defeated while the Iraqi interior ministry claimed that IS leader's ...

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