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Saad Hariri is expected to travel to Washington for a meeting with Donald Trump next week, where the two will discuss issues including refugees and combatting terrorism.

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

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CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

President Donald Trump administration is halting the CIA's covert programme to equip and train rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia-<em>Trump</em> collusion or not, the damage is already done

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 ...

Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Often viewed as a hawk, US senator John McCain has also won praise from both sides of the house for his principled stance against torture and ...

James Snell

US policy towards Iran must address hostage-taking

Comment: Trump was right to react to Iranian aggression towards US-trained troops in Syria, but he should not forget the US citizens taken hostage by Iran, writes James Snell.

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Saudi airline says US laptop ban lifted

The ban had been lifted after a US team inspected security measures at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah.

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White House confirms undisclosed Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit

US President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a second, previously undisclosed meeting during the G20 ...

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Iran slams new US sanctions, responds with its own

Iran responded to new US sanctions against its ballistic missile programme with its own sanctions against Americans on Tuesday, official news ...

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

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Saudi authorities arrest miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities have arrested woman who was photographed wearing a miniskirt and crop top through a historic site over the weekend.

Saudi authorities issue arrest warrant for miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

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Saudi authorities issue arrest warrant for miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities are investigating footage of a woman in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative ...

<em>Trump</em> keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

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Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

The Trump administration faced a new congressional deadline on Monday to say whether Iran has curbed its nuclear weapons programme in ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

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Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will arrive in Hungary on Tuesday in a landmark visit to bolster ties with right-wing leader Viktor ...

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

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Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

Israel says it does not support a ceasefire in Syria's south, fearing it will allow Iran to establish air and naval bases close to its border.

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UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

The current Gulf crisis appears to have been instigated by the UAE who orchestrated a hacking campaign against the Qatari government

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Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

Emmanuel Macron stressed Israel must respect international law and halt the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, urging ...

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Yemen troops killed in suspected AQAP attack: army

A suspected al-Qaeda attack killed at least five Yemeni soldiers and wounded three others on Sunday, an army source said.

Qatar blockade 'backfired', says former UK Middle East chief

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Qatar blockade 'backfired', says former UK Middle East chief

The miscalculated Qatar blockade has backfired, the former head of Britain's Foreign Office Middle East desk said.

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No alternatives to Qatar airbase, says US defence secretary

The US does not need to find an alternative airbase to Al Udeid in Qatar, which continues to operate normally despite the blockade on the Gulf ...

<em>Trump</em> asks court to block latest travel ban ruling

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Trump asks court to block latest travel ban ruling

Trump's administration has challenged a Supreme Court ruling allowing grandparents to be exempt from the travel ban affecting travellers and ...

US official stands by call to 'kill all Muslims'

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US official stands by call to 'kill all Muslims'

Michigan residents are working to unseat a village mayor who called for the killing of 'every last Muslim'.

Donnie Darko (Jr) and the deathly tweet

Andrew Leber

Donnie Darko (Jr) and the deathly tweet

Comment: Donald Trump Junior's tweets this week took the Trump presidency to a new level of absurdity. Only the ballot box can ...

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