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Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

Washington had previously said it would consider exemptions on a case-by-case basis for businesses operating in Iran.

What <em>Obama</em> 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Khaled Diab

What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Comment: Obama's administration was reportedly unaware of the extent of Israeli settlement activity. Was this stunning ignorance? Or an attempt to justify Kerry's failed peace initiative, asks Khaled Diab.

US to work on removing Sudan from terror list

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US to work on removing Sudan from terror list

The US envoy to Sudan says Washington will work to have Sudan removed from a terror list, as Khartoum ends its relationship with North Korea.

Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

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Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

Authorities in Sudan regret a new US travel advisory urging Americans against visiting the African country where Washington warned "terrorist ...

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'Imminent' US withdrawal expected from UN Human Rights Council

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has repeatedly criticised the council over alleged "anti-Israel bias" and threatened to leave last year.

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US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Nisrin Sotoudeh was jailed after she represented women protesting the mandatory headscarf law in Iran.

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. Pillar.

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Iran warns North Korea that Trump can't be trusted

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Iran warns North Korea that Trump can't be trusted

The US president announced in May that Washington would pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, despite Tehran upholding its end of the agreement.

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Trump Mideast envoy slams Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

The international community and Palestinians were outraged by Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, breaking with decades ...

Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

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Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North ...

Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

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Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

Pressure from the US has prompted Sudan to scrap its defence contracts with North Korea, reports said on Wednesday.

Iran rejects voluntary inspections amid nuclear deal standoff

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Iran rejects voluntary inspections amid nuclear deal standoff

Tehran has rejected calls from the UN's nuclear watchdog to cooperate more fully with inspections as the JCPoA hangs in the balance.

Europe requests sanctions exemptions for businesses operating in Iran

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Europe requests sanctions exemptions for businesses operating in Iran

Officials from three European countries said they "strongly regret" Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Iran looks to India, China, Russia after US pullout

Iran will be strengthening its ties with India, China and Russia, following Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions.

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Iran warns Europe of May deadline for deal

A senior Iranian official has warned those hoping to maintain the nuclear deal they have until May to propose ways to mitigate the effects of ...

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US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

US threats against Iran will only encourage hardliners, warns French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

Iran has hit back against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments that the republic will face 'strongest sanctions in history'.

'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU tells US

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'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU tells US

The EU foreign policy chief said the Iran has adhered to its commitments and that there was "no alternative" to the nuclear deal.

Sophia Akram

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Book review: Ben White's refreshing analysis provides something that we should all want to hear: Israel could be losing at its own game, writes ...

US promises 'strongest sanctions in history' against Iran

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US promises 'strongest sanctions in history' against Iran

The US will apply "unprecented financial pressure" on Iran, he new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his first policy speech since ...

NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

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NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

Analysts speculate the decision might have followed Kerry's initial intent to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which the UAE and most Gulf states ...

EU 'can protect businesses' threatened by US Iran sanctions

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EU 'can protect businesses' threatened by US Iran sanctions

The French finance minister said the European Union should take a tougher stance against Washington's threat to sanction European businesses ...

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