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Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls and Blue Wave hopefuls.

US President Donald Trump's campaign manager has been detained on judge's orders, as part of a probe into alleged Russian interference in the election.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

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

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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.

So Trump violated the Iran deal, now what?

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

So Trump violated the Iran deal, now what?

Comment: Israel and Saudi Arabia are the only winners in a situation that leaves the US significantly weakened, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon ...

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Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust militants.

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Red Cross 'flooded' by missing requests in Syria

The past six months have seen a surge in the number of missing requests filed to the Red Cross by Syrians looking for missing relatives.

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Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

The Syrian regime is yet to allow UN humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta since retaking it two weeks ago, as $4.4bn pledged toward Syria is ...

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UN says Myanmar conditions 'not conducive' to Rohingya return

The UN has expressed strong doubt about Myanmar's readiness to repatriate some 700,000 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

CJ Werleman

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White ...

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UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Trump replaces McMaster, names hawk Bolton as security advisor

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Trump replaces McMaster, names hawk Bolton as security advisor

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

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

Emile Nakhleh

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the ...

Saudis, Emiratis 'gloat' over Tillerson firing, Iran concerned

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Saudis, Emiratis 'gloat' over Tillerson firing, Iran concerned

The Middle East reacted to Tillerson's firing along geopolitical lines, with Gulf Arabs praising the news.

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Imad K. Harb

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Comment: The Trump administration has emphasised the importance of GCC unity since the blockade of Qatar began, writes Imad K. Harb.

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be the scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

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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 ...

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Saudi, Emirati Western PR efforts may amount to meddling

Successive revelations show the deep reach of Saudi and Emirati-funded lobby groups in Western capitals, in what could amount to internal ...

US investigating possible UAE attempts to buy Trump influence

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US investigating possible UAE attempts to buy Trump influence

The Mueller investigation team is looking at possible attempts by the UAE to gain influence in the US, as the swoop on foreign ...

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Turkish convoy in Syria hit by blast, 1 dead

Fears for a humanitarian disaster in Afrin grows as Turkey continues its air and ground offensive against the Kurdish militias, while stressing ...

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 ...

The American parasites of the Middle East

Nicholas Morley

The American parasites of the Middle East

Comment: Rank opportunism in the Trump administration is being taken advantage of to redraw borders and consolidate power, writes Nicholas ...

Steve Bannon testifies before House on Russia claims

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Steve Bannon testifies before House on Russia claims

Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon has been grilled by a congressional committee on alleged links between the president's election campaign ...

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