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

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

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 Worden.

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

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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

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US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

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

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 Trump administration, writes Kharroub.

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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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Modern Standard Arabic still 'leading language' for US Marines

Modern Standard Arabic is still the leading language to learn for US Marines, despite a massive withdrawal of forces from Iraq in 2011.

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Russia rules out salvaging Iran deal if US withdraws

Russia's foreign minister says there will be no saving the Iran nuclear accord if Donald Trump decides to pull out of the agreement.

Supreme Court to rule on legality of Trump's travel-ban

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Supreme Court to rule on legality of Trump's travel-ban

The US Supreme Court will rule on whether President Trump exceeded his powers and engaged in religious discrimination in the third version of ...

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Tillerson, not Trump, to visit London next week

Rex Tillerson will be in Britain on Monday at the start of a sweep through Europe that will take him to Paris, Warsaw, and the World Economic ...

Russia: Collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

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Russia: Collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

Russia's UN envoy warns that the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal would be an 'alarming message' for the international community.

France tries to calm Trump's Iran nuclear frenzy

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France tries to calm Trump's Iran nuclear frenzy

French President Emmanuel Macron insisted the importance of the Iranian nuclear deal to Trump in a phone call, saying it is important the deal ...

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Naveed Ahmad

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Trump to Jong-Un: My nuke is bigger than yours

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Trump to Jong-Un: My nuke is bigger than yours

Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong-Un that he has a nuclear button on his desk bigger than the North Korean ruler's in the latest ...

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Tillerson defends US foreign policy under Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has defended Trump's first year of foreign policy, citing the fight against Islamic State group and efforts to curb Iranian threats.

Usaid Siddiqui

A review of Trump’s first year in power

Comment: As the credits begin to roll on 2017, President Donald Trump’s first year in office concludes, tainted with uncertainties and division, ...

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 ...

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Trump slams 'rogue regime' Iran in national security strategy

US President Trump in his national security strategy named Iran as one of the top threats against the US administration, and once again ...

Gaza restaurant offers <em>North</em> Koreans discounts... but no takers

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Gaza restaurant offers North Koreans discounts... but no takers

Though Gaza restaurant owner Raba knows there are no North Koreans in the besieged enclave, he hopes they will come someday, perhaps ...

Sam Fouad

On the perils of an empty State Department

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Travel ban 3.0 still doesn't conceal Trump's anti-Muslim bias

Sahar F. Aziz

Travel ban 3.0 still doesn't conceal Trump's anti-Muslim bias

Comment: Trump may have reworked the ban in an effort to disguise its Islamophobic nature, but he still believes terrorism is exclusively a ...

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban

The US Supreme court has indicated that it will approve Trump's controversial travel ban, with only of the court's justices noting their ...

Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

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Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused ...

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