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Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

A US nuclear company might Russian and Chinese sidestep rivals looking to build reactors in Saudi Arabia, by offering uranium refinement if Donald Trump relaxes current restrictions.

UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Jerusalem

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UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Jerusalem

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and ...

US pulls out of UN's Global Compact on Migration

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US pulls out of UN's Global Compact on Migration

'The US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the US is ending its participation in the Global Compact on ...

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'Men in power seem to be having problems': Obama

Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for more women to be put in positions of power "because men seem to be having some problems these days".

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

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US vastly 'under-reported' troop numbers in Syria

Pentagon officials have told Reuters there are around 2,000 US troops in Syria, a figure way above official figures and a fact that will soon be ...

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US to stop arms supplies to Syria Kurds: Turkey

The US will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish militias, President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday, Turkey’s Foreign minister Mevlut ...

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

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US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the ...

James Snell

As Islamic State knows, to change is to survive

Comment: As Islamic State begins its insurgent stage, the way the United States selected and rewarded its partner forces will matter, writes ...

US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

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US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network of companies and individuals accused of counterfeiting money to help Iran's ...

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

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ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, ...

Britain will clear $530m debt to Iran 'within days'

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Britain will clear $530m debt to Iran 'within days'

Iran's ambassador to the UK has said that Britain will clear a decades-old debt owed to Iran, while reiterating his government's denial of the ...

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

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US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and Hariri's resignation.

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US left isolated as Syria agrees climate change pact

Syria says it will sign up to the 2015 Paris climate change accord, leaving the US as the world's only state opposed to the agreement.

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Iran threat forcing Arab-Israel alliances, says Netanyahu

The threat Iran poses to its Middle Eastern neighbours is driving an unthinkable Arab-Israeli alliance, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin ...

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Activists demand US suspend Bahrain prince’s diplomatic visa

Human rights activists are urging the US to suspend the diplomatic visa of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa over allegations of torture during ...

Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

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Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

New reports emerge on Tel Aviv's lobbying on behalf of a former US navy intelligence officer who served three decades in prison for spying for ...

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Iran's president 'turned down' a meeting with Donald Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani turned down a meeting with President Donald Trump during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations ...

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

US sanctions against Hizballah 'will not target Lebanese banks'

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US sanctions against Hizballah 'will not target Lebanese banks'

New anti-Hizballah sanctions will not target Lebanon's banking sector as long as the banks abide by American regulations, Joseph Torbey, head of ...

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

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