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Famed rights lawyer Sotoudeh was arrested in June and told she had already been found guilty "in absentia" on spying charges, a move branded "unlawful" by her defence team.

Washington's National Security Advisor and pro-Israel "superhawk" John Bolton is set to visit Israel for discussions next week, the White House said on Tuesday.

Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

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Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

Russia is further expanding its influence in Syria by helping UN peacekeepers patrol the demilitarised zone between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

American Islam scholar Reza Aslan detained by Israel intelligence

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American Islam scholar Reza Aslan detained by Israel intelligence

American author Reza Aslan said he was detained for hours at the Israel border and separated from his family.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Overthrow govt or lose Hajj, Saudi newspaper tells Qataris

A Saudi paper has demanded Qataris make a choice between support for their government or their religious obligations with attending Hajj.

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Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

Protests were held during a funeral for 29 Yemeni children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei rebuffs Trump's offer of talks

Iran's leader has rejected an offer from US President Donald Trump to restart negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.

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Iran unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

The country's missile programme is a major bone of contention with the US, but Iran sees it as vital to its security and defence.

UAE operating 27 clandestine, torture prisons in Yemen

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UAE operating 27 clandestine, torture prisons in Yemen

At least 49 people have reportedly died in UAE-run prisons in South Yemen, with inmates subject to psychological, physical and sexual abuse.

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Iraq's Abadi cancels trip to Iran following Tehran anger

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a trip to Iran next week, after Tehran was reportedly angered by the premier's stance ...

Mass arrests in <em>Iran</em>, as Khamenei blesses 'corruption clampdown'

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Mass arrests in Iran, as Khamenei blesses 'corruption clampdown'

A corruption clampdown has been launched in Iran, with 67 officials detained by officials.

Chinese company could take over France's <em>Iran</em> gas project

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

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Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

Iran’s Supreme Leader has approved a request by the judiciary to set up special courts to punish corrupt officials.

Iraq's Abadi to visit <em>Iran</em>, Turkey amid US tensions

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Iraq's Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey amid US tensions

Iraq's leader Haider al-Abadi will visit Turkey and Iran, amid the two countries' recent tensions with the US.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles fired near Jizan

The Saudi-led military coalition has said that two Houthi missiles were intercepted on Friday after being fired at the southwestern coast of the kingdom.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard 'test-fired anti-ship missile' during war drills

Tensions between Iran and the US have continued to heat up, as Washington accuses Tehran of test-firing a new missile.

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Syrian military engages 'enemy target' in Hizballah area

Syrian state TV reported that anti-aircraft missiles engaged with an 'enemy target' near the Lebanese border, while not specifying who was ...

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Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks to buy the lira, as it plunges to record lows against the US dollar.

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

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Yemen rebels blast Saudi justification for school bus airstrike

Yemen's Houthi rebels have blasted the Saudi-led coalition's justification for an airstrike on a school bus in north Yemen that killed at least ...

One dead, several wounded after Saudi 'intercepts Yemen missile'

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One dead, several wounded after Saudi 'intercepts Yemen missile'

Saudi Arabia said it shot down a rebel missile, with shrapnel leaving a Yemeni resident dead and 11 wounded.

<em>Iran</em> navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

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Iran navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iran would close off the Strait of Hormuz if barred from exporting its own oil.

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

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