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Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would "vigorously" pursue nuclear enrichment if US quits the deal.

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

CIA chief 'engaging in secret talks with <em>North</em> <em>Korea</em>'

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CIA chief 'engaging in secret talks with North Korea'

CIA chief Mike Pompeo was reportedly in secret talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a summit due to take place in the next few months.

Columbia University offers Syrian refugees scholarships despite Trump ban

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Columbia University offers Syrian refugees scholarships despite Trump ban

Columbia University is offering scholarships to displaced Syrians despite the President Donald Trump's ban on Syrian nationals entering the US.

Trump's silence on a Saudi nuclear bomb

Joe Cirincione

Trump's silence on a Saudi nuclear bomb

Comment: For over 70 years, US policy has been to oppose the proliferation of nuclear weapons. But for Saudi Arabia, Trump appears to have ...

James Snell

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

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, ...

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 ...

Andrew Leber

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

State of disarray

Andrew Leber

State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rex Tillerson fired and replaced by CIA chief Pompeo

Trump wanted to change up his cabinet team before launching high-stakes negotiations with North Korea, a senior US official ...

Donald Trump will meet 'Rocket-man' Kim Jong-un in May Donald Trump will meet 'Rocket-man' Kim Jong-un in May

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Donald Trump will meet 'Rocket-man' Kim Jong-un in May

Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean ...

<em>North</em> <em>Korea</em> 'sets up underground military base in Syria'

The New Arab

North Korea 'sets up underground military base in Syria'

North Korea has set up an underground military base in Syria close to the hometown of President Bashar al-Assad, according to ...

UN report links Egypt to <em>North</em> <em>Korea</em> arms trade

The New Arab

UN report links Egypt to North Korea arms trade

The UN will release a report that links the Egyptian government to weapons smuggling from international pariah North Korea, in ...

Pentagon 'fully prepared' after Putin boasts of hypersonic missiles

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Pentagon 'fully prepared' after Putin boasts of hypersonic missiles

The Pentagon has brushed off Russian President Vladimir Putin's boast of developing "invincible" missiles, claiming the US was fully prepared ...

The New Arab

North Korea 'supplying materials for chemical weapons to Syria'

A leaked United Nations report has revealed that North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian regime that could be used in the production of chemical weapons.

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: Even under Trump, 'American isolationism' is a myth

Interview: Contrary to popular belief, US policy is not isolationist. It is characterised by permanent military interventions, just like the ...

The New Arab

Trump wants to show off military might in Washington

Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to organise a miliary parade in Washington, an unusual and costly show of power which has already drawn ...

CJ Werleman

Israel's attempt to criminalise BDS

Comment: Israel's theatrical criminalisation of BDS shows it considers the movement a serious threat to its legitimacy and existence, writes CJ ...

Trump's 'sovereignty safeguards' leave Yemeni refugees for dead

Rose Worden

Trump's 'sovereignty safeguards' leave Yemeni refugees for dead

Comment: The US is opting out of global solutions to share responsibility for the burden of migration which it has promulgated, writes Rose ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump warns UN envoys on Iran's 'destabilising' efforts

Trump has accused Iran of destabilising the region, citing a Houthi missile fired at Saudi Arabia.

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The New Arab & agencies

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The US will lift its ban of refugees from 11 countries, including 10 Muslim majority states.

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 ...

US, Russia envoys speak after Syria chemical weapons accusations

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US, Russia envoys speak after Syria chemical weapons accusations

US and Russia's top diplomats attempted to ease tensions after Washington accused Moscow of being responsible for chemical weapons attacks in ...

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