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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.

The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

At least six states considering moving embassies: Netanyahu

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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 ...

Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

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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.

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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 discussing Iran, Yemen and Syria.

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9/11 families to 'increase pressure' in Saudi Arabia lawsuit

The relatives of 9/11 victims said they intend to step up pressure on US security agencies to turn over more investigative records on Monday.

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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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Russia scoffs at US claims of Moscow arming Taliban

The Taliban and Moscow had a good laugh together while discussing Washington's claims that Russia has been arming the extremist ...

Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over Houthi missiles

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Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over Houthi missiles

Saudi Arabia "reserved the right to respond" against Iran after a series of Houthi missile attacks.

Guma El-Gamaty

Saif Gaddafi should be a prisoner, not president

Comment: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will first have to deal with the judicial obstacle of being already criminally indicted by a Libyan court, writes ...

Honduras and Paraguay 'ready' to relocate embassies to Jerusalem

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Honduras and Paraguay 'ready' to relocate embassies to Jerusalem

Two Latin American countries have reportedly expressed interest in relocating their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, as the US controversially ...

Guatemala defends moving its embassy to Jerusalem

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Guatemala defends moving its embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala's foreign minister echoed her country's president at the pro-Israel AIPAC conference in Washington, reiterating her country's ...

Trump tells Netanyahu he 'may attend' Jerusalem embassy opening

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Trump tells Netanyahu he 'may attend' Jerusalem embassy opening

US President Donald Trump is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the White House and said he might attend the unveiling of a ...

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