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Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, writes Imad K. Harb.

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes Austin Bodetti.

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

Oil prices drop after Iran OPEC production deal

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Oil prices drop after Iran OPEC production deal

Oil prices have continued to drop after Iran and leading producers Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed on a plan to increase production.

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Alessandra Bajec

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Feature: Three years after deadly terrorist attacks, tourism is making a positive return in Tunisia, signalling the start of a real recovery, ...

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Rouhani plans Europe visit to seek nuclear deal support

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord.

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Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

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Iran says cannot remain in nuclear deal without benefits

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will not be able to remain in the 2015 nuclear accord unless it benefits from the agreement's provisions.

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

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China's Xi backs 'earnest implementing' of Iran nuclear deal

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US ...

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 ...

Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of nuclear accord

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Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of nuclear accord

Iran's vice president for women's affairs says Iran is in 'preparatory works' to restart nuclear activities as the future of the 2015 accord ...

May expresses concern over Gaza, protesters slam Netanyahu's visit

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May expresses concern over Gaza, protesters slam Netanyahu's visit

Protesters gathered outside Downing Street ahead of the British Prime Minister's meeting with Netanyahu rejecting his visit.

Iran's nuclear enrichment 'flirting with red line', says France

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Iran's nuclear enrichment 'flirting with red line', says France

The French Foreign Minister has echoed Macron's comments about Iran's decision to enrich its nuclear capacity should the deal fall through.

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Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of "conflict" in the standoff with Iran after Tehran announced plans to boost its uranium enrichment capacity.

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Iran tells UN it will ramp up uranium enrichment

Tehran has begun the process of increasing uranium enrichment capacity within the JCPoA terms, as the nuclear deal comes under pressure.

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Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

The German and Israeli leaders expressed deep differences over Iran, with Netanyahu casting dramatic predictions of religious wars and refugee ...

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Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

Binyamin Netanyahu headed to Europe on Monday, in a visit set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran.

Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

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Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad will potentially become the first head of state to visit Kim Jong Un inside North Korea.

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Arab League slams US veto on protecting Palestinians

The head of the Arab League has condemned the US decision to veto a UN draft resolution that would protect Palestinians from a deadly crackdown ...

US vetoes UN resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

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US vetoes UN resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

The United States has blocked a resolution calling for measures to protect Palestinians, despite by 10 Security Council members voting in favour ...

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

Victoria Schneider

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a ...

South Sudan faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

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South Sudan faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

Should the fighting continue, and a political agreement not be reached soon in South Sudan, the UN will adopt an arms embargo

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