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Trump administration officials said they were 'disturbed' by the EU plan to shield Iran from sanctions as it continues to comply with the nuclear accord.

The new high-speed route is expected to cut travel time between Islam's two holiest cities in half.

Jordan king appeals for UNRWA funding at UN meet

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Jordan king appeals for UNRWA funding at UN meet

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is facing a funding crisis after Trump cancelled $350m in annual aid.

Morocco navy fires on migrant ship, killing one

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Morocco navy fires on migrant ship, killing one

Four people were wounded, including one fatally, after the speedboat's driver reportedly refused to obey the Moroccan navy's orders.

Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind Ahvaz attack

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Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind Ahvaz attack

Iran identifies the perpetrators of the deadly parade attack as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests and appearing to tie the ...

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UK Labour Party votes to freeze Israel arms sales

As the proposal was put forward, hundreds of delegates stood and waved Palestinian flags inside the conference hall in Liverpool, chanting 'Free Palestine!'

Uri Levy

An end to Jerusalem football racism?

Has a new chapter been opened in the fierce rivalry between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin?

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Labour debates support for 'arms embargo' on Israel

As the proposal was put forward, hundreds of delegates stood and waved Palestinian flags inside the conference hall in Liverpool, chanting 'Free ...

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Trump touts patriotism, blasts 'ideology of globalism' at UN

Donald Trump took shot at international institutions and Iran's 'bloody agenda' in his second UN General Assembly speech as president.

Egypt continues LGBT crackdown

Ifeatu Nnaobi

Egypt continues LGBT crackdown

Comment: One year after a brutal crackdown on LGBT+ people, the human rights record of the Egyptian regime has only deteriorated, writes Ifeatu ...

Khaled Diab

The first Palestinian mayor of Israeli-controlled Jerusalem?

Comment: Despite the dogmatic reactions from the politically orthodox, Aziz Abu Sarah's mayoral bid is the latest manifestation of the ...

Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

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Trump has no plans to meet Iran's 'lovely' Rouhani

US President Donald Trump has claimed that he turned down offers to meet his Iranian counterpart, as the two prepare for a tense encounter in ...

Life returns to Idlib, but fear remains

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Life returns to Idlib, but fear remains

Traders are back in the marketplace, and the children are going to school, but for how long?

US troops will remain in Syria 'until Iran leaves'

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US troops will remain in Syria 'until Iran leaves'

“We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies and militias", said John ...

Tunisian women stand up for right to marry non-Muslims

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women stand up for right to marry non-Muslims

Despite a change in Tunisia's legislation, the fight over inter-religious marriages is not over yet as many women still face problems when ...

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Iran-backed militia lays siege to Iraqi village

The PMF was instrumental in fighting the Islamic State group, but the Shia militia appears now to be fighting a sectarian insurgency for demographic change in eastern Iraq.

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Iran video 'threatens missile strikes' on UAE, Saudi Arabia

The video shows a graphic of a sniper rifle scope homing in on UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, and also on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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World Bank: Gaza Strip economy is in ‘free fall’

“A combination of war, isolation, and internal rivalries has left Gaza in a crippling economic state and exacerbated the human distress"

Ömer Özkizilcik

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Comment: The cost of reconstruction of Syria could be split between the regime axis, the US and its allies, and Turkey and its allies, suggests ...

US 'dream' of halting Iran's oil sales unrealistic: minister

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US 'dream' of halting Iran's oil sales unrealistic: minister

But US sanctions due on 4 November are expected to take a major bite out of Iran's oil exports.

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Iran supreme leader says Saudi, UAE funded Ahvaz attackers

Iran's supreme leader has directly accused Gulf rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of funding the attackers who killed 24 people ...

Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

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Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, last week renewed a large-scale offensive on Hodeida, raising fears of a deepening humanitarian ...

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

Kevin Schwartz

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political ...

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Ali Adam

Will Israel accept Trump's peace deal?

Comment: If a 'peace plan' does in fact exist, it will be rejected if it calls on Israel to make even the tiniest of concessions, writes Ali Adam

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