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Houthi rebels in Yemen said the UN had not met three conditions that had been previously agreed.

The talks will be the first public meetings between the government of Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Yemen's powerful Houthi rebels since 2016.

Taliban will attend Afghan talks in Russia

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Taliban will attend Afghan talks in Russia

In one of the Taliban's biggest diplomatic forays, the group have accepted an invitation for Afghan talks in Russia next month.

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

Malia Bouattia

Ban Boris, not the burqa

Comment: Boris Johnson's use of racist tropes to increase his popularity is proving disturbingly successful, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks

During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government ...

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Cloud Nein: Iran blames Israel for lack of rain

'Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,' ...

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

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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 ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Syria extends deadline for property confiscation law following uproar

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Syria extends deadline for property confiscation law following uproar

A controversial new property law was announced in April, which would give the Syrian regime the right to seize property from refugees living ...

Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal

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Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal

French leader Emmanuel Macron said no one wants an escalation of tensions in the region, while reinforcing his commitment to the Iran nuclear ...

Iran will respond to Israeli 'aggression': senior lawmaker

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Iran will respond to Israeli 'aggression': senior lawmaker

The lawmaker's remarks come a day after a suspected Israeli air strike killed 26 mostly Iranian fighters stationed at a military base in Syria.

Seized nuclear archive could deter Iran: Israel

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Seized nuclear archive could deter Iran: Israel

Israel's 'new' information on Iran could be a deterrent to it prevent Tehran carrying out strikes on Israel.

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Having wounded Iran deal, Macron must travel to Tehran

Comment: Macron should use his good relations with Trump to visit Tehran, rather than bypassing the Iranians in any attempt to renegotiate the deal, writes Esfandyar Batmanghelidj.

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Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Romania will become the first European Union member to relocate its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, authorities said, after Israel's prime minister ...

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At least six states considering moving embassies: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at least half a dozen nations are considering moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young ...

Palestinian envoy: No peace plan without East Jerusalem capital

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Palestinian envoy: No peace plan without East Jerusalem capital

'No state without East Jerusalem its capital': Palestinian ambassador to the US Husam Zomlot reiterated the centrality of Jerusalem, Gaza and ...

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Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

UN weapons inspectors are expected to arrive in Douma on Wednesday, following US-led missile strikes.

Chemical attack probe stalls, <em>claims</em> Russia tampered with evidence

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Chemical attack probe stalls, claims Russia tampered with evidence

Despite Syria and Russia denying involvement in an alleged chemical attack in Douma, OPCW inspectors have 'not yet' been allowed in to ...

France's Macron defends Saudi arms sales, praises MbS

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France's Macron defends Saudi arms sales, praises MbS

Seventy-five percent of French people want Macron to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a YouGov poll found.

MbS: Saudi Arabia would support military operation in Syria

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MbS: Saudi Arabia would support military operation in Syria

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concluded his first official trip to France with a joint conference with Macron ...

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