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Beirut has embraced a Russian proposal looking to return Syrian refugees in coordination with the US and setting up monitoring groups in Jordan and Lebanon.

The Palestinian Authority has thwarted Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century' as Ramallah and Washington tensions continue to rise.

'Negotiations with US useless': Iran's Khamenei

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'Negotiations with US useless': Iran's Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said negotiations with the United States are "useless" because it does not abide by agreements.

France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

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France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

A Russian military cargo plane carrying 50 tons of medical aid and humanitarian supplies as part of a joint French-Russian initiative left ...

Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

Russia, a staunch backer of the brutal Assad regime, has put forward plans to the US to return Syrian refugees to their war-torn home.

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

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Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

Six US senators introduced legislation to restrict loans from international institutions to Turkey, after a court ordered a US pastor to remain ...

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'No change' in US Syria mission after Trump-Putin summit

There were indications of an arrangement for the US and Russia to work together and with Israel to support a ceasefire in southern Syria.

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

'Russia poses threat': White House refutes <em>Trump</em>

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'Russia poses threat': White House refutes Trump

The White House has refuted Trump's response to reporters when asked if Russia is still targeting the US, saying that the country still poses a ...

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Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

Many in Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish population - one of Europe's largest - have accused Orban of encouraging anti-Semitism.

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

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

Netanyahu boasts he convinced <em>Trump</em> to ditch Iran deal

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Netanyahu boasts he convinced Trump to ditch Iran deal

A television recording catches the prime minister taking credit for persuading the president to quit the nuclear accord.

US pastor held in Turkey could be released: lawyer

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US pastor held in Turkey could be released: lawyer

The prosecution is set to conclude its case on Wednesday against Andrew Brunson in a trial that has deepened a rift between the NATO allies.

Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

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Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

Andrew Brunson's trial has further strained tense relations between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea threatens Gulf livelihoods

Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive. The Arabian Sea zone 'is the most intense in ...

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Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and ...

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Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

'It is not good for us or for the world, but they have riots in all their cities,' Trump told Fox News.

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

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US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

The US has denied reports saying they are ready to engage with the Taliban.

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

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NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

A UAE-based news publication said NATO is ready to welcome in Saudi Arabia and Oman to its Istanbul cooperation initiative.

Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

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Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

In a snide to Saudi Arabia, Iran warned that an agreement by OPEC members to increase production last month does not allow countries to pump ...

Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

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Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

Details have emerged of how Mossad agents managed to break into Iran's nuclear facilities and gather key intelligence information for Israel.

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