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BAE Systems, MBDA, and Raytheon, which make combat aircraft and bombs used by Saudi forces in Yemen, will attend an international arms fair in the UK this week.

Comment: What will Britain's new foreign secretary mean for Palestinians? CJ Werleman explores.

Belgium suspends licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia

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Belgium suspends licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia

A Belgian court revoked a number of licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, citing human rights concerns amid a controversial war on Yemen.

French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

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French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

A controversial June draft law would make it easier for France to censor broadcasters like Russia Today in efforts to combat "fake news".

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, ...

Stasa Salacanin

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their families, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Russia 'does not recognise' chemical watchdog's new powers

Russia and its allies, Syria and Iran, strongly oppose granting new powers to a global chemical weapons watchdog.

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Yemen: The fate of Hodeida

Comment: Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition say they want to avoid a battle. UN envoy Martin Griffiths must help find the middle ground, ...

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Sweden calls on UN to demand Hodeida offensive freeze

The UN should call for an end to the UAE and Saudi-led offensive on the port of Hodeida, Sweden has said, which aid agencies fear could plunge ...

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

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Sarin, chlorine 'very likely' used in Syria: OPCW

OPCW found the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were likely used as weapons in two attacks in Syria.

London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

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London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

Safaa Boular plotted the grenade and gun attack in London after the authorities intervened to stop her travelling to Syria to marry an IS ...

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

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Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

The US and the UK have objected to Syria taking over the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament.

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UK arms sales to Israel reach 'record levels': report

Defence firms have sold £350 million in military hardware to Israel over the past five years.

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US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

US threats against Iran will only encourage hardliners, warns French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia ...

Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

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Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

Iran has hit back against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments that the republic will face 'strongest sanctions in history'.

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Canada's Trudeau calls for inquiry into Gaza massacre

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an 'independent investigation' into the killing of 61 Palestinians by the Israeli army ...

EU slams Trump as Iran prepares for new customers

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EU slams Trump as Iran prepares for new customers

Tehran has announced that it will replace France's Total with a Chinese oil company, should withdraw from Iran deal as the EU lashes out at ...

OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

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OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

The chemical weapons' watchdog has said chlorine was 'likely' used in an attack in Syria's Saraqeb in February.

Syrian regime forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

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Syrian regime forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

Syrian regime forces are in full control of the last rebel enclave in Homs, as rebel fighters and civilians leave the province.

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