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Fired former FBI chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a serial liar.

US President Donald Trump named ultra hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ousting embattled army general HR McMaster.

Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

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Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

Mueller, the special counsel, is looking at claims the UAE funnelled money to Donald Trump's campaign team during his successful election bid.

How long will 'Teflon Trump' last?

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How long will 'Teflon Trump' last?

Comment: Other than providing more comedy material for late night talk shows, it seems unlikely the book will have any effect on the survival of ...

2018: Russia inquiry will be thorn in Trump's side

Imad K. Harb

2018: Russia inquiry will be thorn in Trump's side

Comment: 2018 will be the the year the going gets tough for President Trump, writes Imad K. Harb.

James M. Dorsey

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia's plans for nuclear power have been in part influenced by arch-rival Iran's drive to enrich uranium, which setts a dangerous precedent for the region, writes James M. Dorsey.

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Gold trader to reveal Turkish corruption after plea deal

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab is expected to lift the lid on a Turkish corruption plot, which helped Iran evade US sanctions, after he ...

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Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly planned to kidnap Muslim cleric Fethullah ...

UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

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UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

In-depth: SCL Social, a media company linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, has been paid handsomely by the UAE to peddle anti-Qatar ...

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'Shia militias nation's biggest threat,' says Iraqi vice president

Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq ...

Where do Manafort's and Gates' indictments leave foreign lobbyists?

Sam Fouad

Where do Manafort's and Gates' indictments leave foreign lobbyists?

Comment: The indictments of former senior Trump aides is a wake-up call that foreign lobbyists must obey the law, writes Sam Fouad.

<em>Flynn</em> 'broke US law' in 'secret' Middle East trip

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Flynn 'broke US law' in 'secret' Middle East trip

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly failed to disclose information surrounding a 'secret' business ...

Bin Zayed suspected to 'open channels between Washington, Moscow'

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Bin Zayed suspected to 'open channels between Washington, Moscow'

Mohammed bin Zayed may have facilitated back-channel lines of communication between Washington and Moscow in a secret meeting with Trump ...

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Dan Arel

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Comment: Even with empty gestures condemning white supremacy, these groups feel emboldened. For Muslims and other minorities, the damage has ...

The New Arab

Was Michael Flynn a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

The Mueller investigation is looking into the origin of certain payments to Flynn's consultancy firm, to discover whether Turkey's government paid him to lobby against exiled anti-Ankara cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Marcus Montgomery

Russia-Trump collusion or not, the damage is already done

Comment: Trump and his aides might escape legal action, but in the court of public opinion, much less evidence is required to render a guilty ...

Marcus Montgomery

Who is Trump sharing spy tool intelligence with?

Comment: How intelligence sharing operates and what, if any, intelligence Trump might provide to his autocratic US allies in the region, is of ...

Marcus Montgomery

Who is Trump sharing spy tool intelligence with?

Comment: How intelligence sharing operates and what, if any, intelligence Trump might provide to his autocratic US allies in the region, is of ...

Former FBI director accuses Trump of telling lies Former FBI director accuses Trump of telling lies

Robert Cusack

Former FBI director accuses Trump of telling lies

James Comey gave a series of startling statements, accusing the president of lying on a number of occasions and raising questions over the ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How to impeach Donald Trump

Comment: Impeachment requires 25 Republican votes and all Democrats in the House, plus 19 of the GOP to join all 48 Democratic Senators. But ...

Impeaching Trump would be bad for the Middle East

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Impeaching Trump would be bad for the Middle East

Comment: It's liberals' favourite fantasy right now, but a President Pence could end up being much, much worse than Donald Trump ever could be, ...

Trump should know: Bibi won't budge

Andrew Leber

Trump should know: Bibi won't budge

Comment: There may be fireworks when the US president lands in Israel, but Netanyahu will be happy to brush off the desires of a flailing ...

Facing domestic turmoil, Trump seeks TLC from Gulf allies

Alaa Bayoumi

Facing domestic turmoil, Trump seeks TLC from Gulf allies

Comment: In need of some positive media attention, warm diplomacy with allies, tough rhetoric on adversaries, and some lucrative economic and ...

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