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Russia and US officials have both stated their interest in tackling the ongoing crisis in Libya.

Russia says it will 'do everything necessary to help end the war in Libya and patch up differences in the country's divided political scene.

Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

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Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused each other of meddling in the Middle East.

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

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Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down ...

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

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Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi conference on ...

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump expected to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy against Iran on Friday but is expected to stop short of withdrawing from the ...

Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

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Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.

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Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

Jordan is working with Russia to implement a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria as part of a deal for the border area brokered between ...

Kuwait's ruler heads to Washington to 'mediate Qatar crisis'

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Kuwait's ruler heads to Washington to 'mediate Qatar crisis'

Kuwait's ruler, who is trying to mediate an end to the Qatar diplomatic crisis, is travelling to Washington to meet with US President Donald ...

Qatar says Saudi-led bloc unwilling to negotiate on blockade Qatar says Saudi-led bloc unwilling to negotiate on blockade

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Qatar says Saudi-led bloc unwilling to negotiate on blockade

Doha continues to bolster ties with its allies as an anti-Qatar bloc of Arab states shows no sign of ending their siege on the Gulf state.

Russia foreign minister in Gulf for Qatar crisis talks

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Russia foreign minister in Gulf for Qatar crisis talks

Russia's foreign minister is in Kuwait for the start of a three-nation tour of Gulf Arab states to help resolve the ongoing Qatar diplomatic ...

The alt-left is real, and it's helping fascists

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

The alt-left is real, and it's helping fascists

Comment: Much like the right, the alt-left disdains 'globalists', sees internationalism as liberal frivolity, and confines its solidarity to ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa Haftar, it is acting strategically to keep all potential emerging leaders on side, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

The New Arab

Israel, Russia, US 'held secret talks' over Syria ceasefire

Israel voiced fears over Iranian influence in Syria at secret meetings with senior allies in talks held just days before July's ceasefire ...

Robert Cusack

Syria regime breaks ceasefire with attacks on Suweida, Daraa

Thousands of regime troops launched attacks on rebel positions as part of 'Operation Big Dawn', reportedly supported by Russian airstrikes.

Russia 'to monitor' south Syria ceasefire

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Russia 'to monitor' south Syria ceasefire

Details of the ceasefire in south west Syria have come to light, with Russia emerging as the monitor of the cessation in violence committed ...

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Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in attack in Syria

An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a Syrian ...

Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

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Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

The next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been scheduled for July 4-5, both Russia and Kazakhstan said on Monday.

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

Paul Iddon

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces increases, ...

UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

Marcus Solarz Hendriks

UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

Comment: Macron is leading negotiations, but he will need the backing of a more familiar face in the region, and the UK qualifies to fill this ...

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