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Comment: It is now perfectly clear that Trump's administration has no interest in diplomacy with Iran, and is simply bent on regime change, writes Kaveh L. Afrasiabi.

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a stabilising force, writes CJ Werleman.

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia Bouattia.

Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

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Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

New US sanctions target Iran's Revolutionary Guard

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New US sanctions target Iran's Revolutionary Guard

The new measures come a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tehran would be hit with the 'strongest sanctions in history'.

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Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

At least 3,000 homes and commercial properties have been destroyed in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt's army is waging a war against militants.

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Israel 'first country' to use US-made F-35 in combat

Israel was the first country outside the United States to acquire the F-35 after receiving the first two planes in December 2016.

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'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU tells US

The EU foreign policy chief said the Iran has adhered to its commitments and that there was "no alternative" to the nuclear deal.

Sophia Akram

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Book review: Ben White's refreshing analysis provides something that we should all want to hear: Israel could be losing at its own game, writes ...

Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

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Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

A Saudi animated cartoon series has aired on Japanese television for the first time, the state-run Saudi Press Agency has reported.

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Lebanon hosts first women-only classic car rally

Lebanon has hosted its first ever women-only classic car rally, with female drivers flying in from across the world for the occasion.

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

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US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

The news illustrates the competing tension of Trump wanting a speedy withdrawal from Syria while at the same time delivering a final blow to IS.

Can Europe defend Iran?

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US ...

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

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Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they ...

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Thousands march in Morocco against US embassy in Jerusalem

Protesters chanted "Death to Israel" as they marched through the streets of Casablanca

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Iraq's Abadi pledges 'strong' government after meeting with Sadr

Election winner Muqtada al-Sadr will have a strong say in negotiations to form the next Iraq government.

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Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

The late scholar was accused by detractors of Orientalism and being the embodiment of Western imperialism in the Middle East.

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Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Europe, China, Russia discuss 'new deal' for Iran

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Europe, China, Russia discuss 'new deal' for Iran

Diplomats from China, Europe and Russia are discussing a new deal to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile program me.

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Two dead following anti-regime protests in Iran

The deaths reported on Saturday occurred after a protest earlier in the week turned violent in the southwest city of Kazeroon.

Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

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Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

Just weeks ahead of lifting the driving ban, Saudi authorities have arrested prominent women's rights activists.

Trump administration to reveal MidEast peace plan 'next month'

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Trump administration to reveal MidEast peace plan 'next month'

Palestinian willingness to even consider a US peace plan would require anger to subside considerably in the coming weeks.

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities with ...

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