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Israel said that it will not remove metal detectors at the al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday, despite a week of violence sparked by the new security measures at the holy site.

Iran has demanded the US frees Iranian citizens after Trump called on Tehran to free American prisoners, warning the Islamic Republic could face "serious consequences".

Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq vowed to continue the fight against terror on Sunday, in a new accord aimed at boosting military cooperation between the neighbouring nations.

Israel 'playing with fire' over Aqsa restrictions: Arab League

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Israel 'playing with fire' over Aqsa restrictions: Arab League

The Arab League has accused Israel of "crossing a red line" as deadly violence continues in Jerusalem over Israeli restrictions on al-Aqsa ...

Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

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Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

The Middle East diplomatic quartet, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, expressed concern over ...

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UAE rejects dialogue with Qatar 'until it revises policies'

A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar has expressed disappointment about a speech made by the Qatari Emir on Friday.

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Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

A new Iranian missile that can be used against planes and drones will roll off the production lines, as Tehran unveils a production plant for ...

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Trump hints at self-pardon as Russia probe intensifies

Donald Trump has said on Twitter that as president he has the power to pardon himself, as a probe into alleged collusion with Russia continues.

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Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most heavily bombed areas of Syria. Now peace could return as the Syrian regime announces a ceasefire.

White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

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White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Trump named a Wall Street financier as the new White House communications director - a role ...

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Interpol searching for 173 possible Islamic State suicide attackers

Interpol released a list of individuals who have reportedly received special training on suicide attack missions, based on US ...

Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

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Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

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

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Qatar bolsters anti-terror laws with amendments

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Qatar bolsters anti-terror laws with amendments

Doha sets new rules for defining terror and terror financing amid sustained accusations from neighbouring countries about Qatar's alleged terror ...

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

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

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Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent report.

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Cairo upset with US definition of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

New US travel advice on Egypt draws Cairo's ire as it distinguishes between the Muslim Brotherhood and violent militant groups.

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Saudi prince arrested after sickening abuse video

Saudi Arabia has been rattled by a shocking video showing a member of the royalty family beating compatriots and threatening to kill one.

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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 ...

Russia-Trump 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 guilty ...

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Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

Qatar's lead investigator has said the hack of the country's national news agency which led to a Gulf-wide crisis originated from a country ...

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Paul McLoughlin

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten ...

Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

Hadani Ditmars

Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

Blog: Tanavoli's exhibition in Tehran offers a rich, complex take on his nation's history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Outrage over Canada compensating former Guantanamo detainee is misguided

Usaid Siddiqui

Outrage over Canada compensating former Guantanamo detainee is misguided

Comment: Omar Khadr was a child soldier at the time of capture, and as such as should be treated as a victim, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

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