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The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to co-exist" with Israelis in his UN speech.

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and several world ...

Netanyahu reiterates anti-Iran deal case to UN

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Netanyahu reiterates anti-Iran deal case to UN

Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahhu tried once again to convince the UN to act tough on Iran, and echoed Trump's call to end the nuclear deal.

Warda Mohamed

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, writes Warda Mohamed.

The New Arab & agencies

France leads efforts urging Trump to save Iran deal

France is stepping up efforts to convince US President Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting ways to prolong the landmark ...

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Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process in the first ever public ...

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'Make the United Nations great (again),' says Trump

US President Donald Trump calls for reform of the United Nations during his first speech at the body's New York headquaters.

Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to Gaza

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Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to Gaza

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will visit Gaza, to speak with Hamas officials about reconciliation talks.

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Oxfam protests Trump's refugee policy outside his childhood home

Oxfam invited refugees who have settled in the US to Donald Trump's childhood home in New York, in a bid to have the country recognise the ...

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Malia Bouattia

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise ...

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

Iraq's supreme court orders suspension of Kurdish referendum

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Iraq's supreme court orders suspension of Kurdish referendum

Iraq's supreme court has ordered Erbil to scrap a planned Kurdish referendum on possible independence which is due to take place in a week's ...

Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

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Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

Iran has warned a "yes" result in Kurdistan's upcoming independence referendum would signal an end to cross-border agreements, as the UN joins ...

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Iraq's vice-president warns against 'second Israel' emergence in Kurdistan

Hugely influential former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that a Kurdish state 'established on ethnic or religious grounds like Israel' would not be tolerated by Baghdad.

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UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of 'absolutely horrible tragedy' if Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi does not take ...

The New Arab & agencies

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

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Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

After some three years of an Islamic State group siege on Syria's Deir az-Zour, a UN aid convoy was able to reach the now recaptured city via ...

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US 'seeking excuses' to destroy nuclear deal: Iran

A top Iranian security official alleged the US is seeking excuses to destroy the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic republic, days before a ...

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

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US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear ...

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

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