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World leaders, including the US secretary of state, are due to meet with Hariri to discuss ways to stabilise Lebanon after the prime minister withdrew his shock resignation.

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration crisis, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Iran warns Europe that missiles range 'can be increased'

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Iran warns Europe that missiles range 'can be increased'

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has boasted that Tehran can increase its missile capabilities if Europe is deemed to pose a threat.

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

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Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

Around 300 wives and children of foreign IS militants captured in Mosul will be returned to their home countries, a senior Iraqi official said ...

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Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon's Saad Hariri is due to leave Saudi Arabia for France on Friday, nearly two weeks after his resignation and his rumoured detention in Riyadh.

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.

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Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

Saudi's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted that Hariri, who is a dual Saudi-Lebanese citizen "moves freely as a Saudi citizen and is able ...

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Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to France with family

Saad Hariri will travel to France with his family "in the coming days", a French presidential source said, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of ...

EU warns against Saudi interference in Lebanon

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EU warns against Saudi interference in Lebanon

The European Union has urged former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return to Lebanon, who has reportedly been kept under de facto house arrest in ...

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Hariri not being held against his will: French minister

Speculation that Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri is being held against his will in Saudi Arabia has been rebuffed by France, while ...

US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

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US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining ...

Rights group slams France's 'disgraceful' approach to Egypt

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Rights group slams France's 'disgraceful' approach to Egypt

Human Rights Watch has accused France of "ignoring serious abuses" by the Egyptian Sisi regime and urged Macron to ensure that human rights are ...

France's Macron 'considers' Iran trip after Rouhani invite

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France's Macron 'considers' Iran trip after Rouhani invite

French President Macron is considering a visit to Iran after speaking to his Iranian counterpart as US President Donald Trump said he was ...

Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'

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Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'

Moroccan leaders have heralded the project as a key step in modernising the country's infrastructure.

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France's Macron invites Iraq PM to discuss Kurdish vote

French President Macron has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi to Paris, aiming to diffuse tensions following the controversial Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum.

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Alleged Libyan war-criminal holds private talks in Europe

Khalifa Haftar has been accused of personally ordering attacks on civilians, having enforced a 'starve or kneel' policy in the two-year siege of ...

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France leads efforts urging Trump to save Iran deal

France is stepping up efforts to convince US President Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting ways to prolong the landmark ...

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France urges Syria transition without Assad

France on Friday backtracked on President Macron's comments in June that the removal of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should not be a ...

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

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Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Comment: To Italy's dismay, France has taken a leading role in Libya. But suspicions persist over whether President Macron is capable of being ...

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Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Comment: France's significant economic interests in Iran and Macron's relations with Trump mean he is uniquely placed to encourage Trump to ...

Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

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Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

French FM arrives in Kuwait after visiting blockaded Qatar

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French FM arrives in Kuwait after visiting blockaded Qatar

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has arrived in Kuwait on Sunday, as he continues his efforts to ...

France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade

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France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade

France has offered to facilitate the Kuwait-led crisis talks to resolve the dispute between Qatar and four Arab states who are enforcing a sea, ...

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