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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 agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors.

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

Ex-Trump aide <em>Flynn</em> 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

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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 Gulen for Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars.

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Was <em>Michael</em> <em>Flynn</em> a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

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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 ...

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 ...

Who is Trump sharing spy tool intelligence with?

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 ...

Who is Trump sharing spy tool intelligence with?

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 ...

How to impeach Donald Trump

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 ...

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, writes Tamara Kharroub.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey lobbyist <em>Flynn</em> blocked Raqqa operation over 'Ankara opposition'

Charlie Hoyle

Turkey lobbyist Flynn blocked Raqqa operation over 'Ankara opposition'

Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly blocked the anti-IS US military operation in Raqqa due to ...

Mustafa Gurbuz

What's going on inside Trump's National Security Council?

Comment: On the eve of Trump's first Middle East visit, a power struggle over the shape of US policy is brewing in the National Security ...

US stock market plummets over low confidence in Trump

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US stock market plummets over low confidence in Trump

The Dow and the S&P 500 both took hits on Wednesday, as investors appear concerned over the likelihood of passing pro-business legislation.

Trump budget replaces Institute for Peace with military spending

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Trump budget replaces Institute for Peace with military spending

The Trump administration will axe a Washington think-tank which designs strategies that can prevent warfare - in order to spend that money on ...

Trump calls for probe into alleged 'Obama wiretapping'

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Trump calls for probe into alleged 'Obama wiretapping'

The White House says no further comment will be made on alleged wiretapping of Donald Trump's phones by Barack Obama until a congressional probe ...

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