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Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than cultural collaboration, writes Joe Odell.

The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been seen before.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is ...

Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

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Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

Qatar has signed an $8 billion deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom amid an ongoing blockade of the Gulf state.

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Family hope Johnson's visit will help free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's trip to Tehran appears to have failed to secure the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe but her family hope progress was made.

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Boris Johnson to meet Iran’s president on Sunday

The British diplomat will meet with President Hassan Rouhani to 'discuss bilateral and regional issues.'

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UK's Johnson in Iran to push for Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has landed in Iran's capital to pressure to government to release an Iranian-British aid worker ...

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only ...

Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

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Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

The Egyptian president's failure to condemn Trump's Jerusalem move raises questions over his international allegiances.

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Britain's Johnson to visit Iran, seek prisoner's release

Boris Johnson will be visiting Iran to discuss the case of imprisoned British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, while both countries refute ...

'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: <em>UK</em> minister

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'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: UK minister

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from ...

Britain must 'engage more' in Middle East conflicts: Johnson

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Britain must 'engage more' in Middle East conflicts: Johnson

UK's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain should not be paralysed by scars of intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya but be 'part ...

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Malia Bouattia

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Comment: The international community can feign outrage at Trump's announcement but it cannot ignore its longstanding complicity in the process ...

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Hilary Aked

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

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Britain 'thwarts plot to kill' PM Theresa May

Two men have been charged with a terror plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May, British media reported on Tuesday.

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UK Foreign Secretary 'concerned' over US recognition of Jerusalem

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he is "concerned" about US President Donald Trump's intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Al-Azhar warns Jerusalem embassy move will 'open hell's floodgates'

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar in Egypt has said US plans to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem will 'open the floodgates of hell to the ...

The New Arab

Global outrage as Trump announces Jerusalem embassy move

The Arab world is reacting in anger after Trump's shocking decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a break from previous US ...

ICC: 'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq

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ICC: 'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq

The ICC's chief prosecutor is considering options for further investigations after saying that there is a 'reasonable basis' to believe war ...

Paul McLoughlin

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC ...

We can't let Trump's twitter hijack our outrage

Myra Al-Rahim

We can't let Trump's twitter hijack our outrage

Comment: Trump's twitter feed is outrageous, but we eat out of the palm of his grubby little hands when we give it more attention than it ...

Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

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Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame on Saturday urged the country to seize an opportunity to forge its own path towards elections next year as ...

Syrian aid groups angered over 'biased' BBC report

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Syrian aid groups angered over 'biased' BBC report

Aid groups have called a BBC investigation into UK government aid to the unarmed western-backed Free Syrian Police - due to be screened ...

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