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Wrestling's international body has banned an Iranian athlete and his coach after the wrestler deliberately lost a match at a competition.

India and Iran's leaders met to discuss increasing efforts to bring stability to war-torn Afghanistan.

Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ballistic missiles.

Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

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Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

The US has warned that action must be taken to prevent Iran from continuing its "Hizballah-like" proxy armies to spread influence in ...

Iranian scientist facing death penalty granted citizenship in Sweden

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Iranian scientist facing death penalty granted citizenship in Sweden

Sweden has granted citizenship to an Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali who was convicted of spying for Mossad.

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Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over biased coverage.

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Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

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UN condemns ‘surge’ in Iranian executions of juvenile offenders

Concerns are raised over the executions of juvenile offenders in Iran, where three have already been put to death this year.

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

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US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he will end the arms sales block which was a bid to pressure the Gulf states to find a solution to the ...

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Turkey establishes new 'observation point' in Idlib province

The new point will be the sixth such position in Syria's Idlib province after two were set up earlier in February.

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

Andy Heintz

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon ...

UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

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UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

Staffan de Mistura called for immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria, as the US and Iran exchanged accusations of blame for the ...

Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as ...

Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

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Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes Sam Hamad.

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Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

Mass Shia-led protests marked Bahrain between 2011-2014, and included calls for an end to the Al Khalifa ruling family.

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Tillerson: Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process

Despite its designation as a 'terrorist group', Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process, and the Trump administration must 'acknowledge ...

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US Syria strikes 'killed scores of Russian fighters'

More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians, died in a failed attack on a base in the Deir az-Zour region held by US and Kurdish forces, ...

<em>Iran</em> says Iranian-Canadian scientist passed information to CIA, Mossad

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Iran says Iranian-Canadian scientist passed information to CIA, Mossad

A dual Iranian and Canadian citizen who killed himself in custody was sending information to the US and Israeli intelligence services, claimed ...

Rojbin Muslim

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

In-depth: Iraqi Kurdistan is a fractured landscape of rival armed groups drawn together in the loosest of alliances, writes Rojbin Muslim.

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Comment: The FCO event reminds us that Muslims are only ever discussed in binary. We are secular, liberated and good, or religious, extreme and ...

Family of <em>Iran</em> environmentalist demand post-mortem

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Family of Iran environmentalist demand post-mortem

The family of an environmentalist who died in an Iranian prison have called for a post-mortem rejecting claims by officials that they had ...

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in ...

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