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The late scholar was accused by detractors of Orientalism and being the embodiment of Western imperialism in the Middle East.

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 Trump for being 'selfish'.

Palestine envoy to <em>Washington</em> recalled over Jerusalem embassy move

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Palestine envoy to Washington recalled over Jerusalem embassy move

At least 61 Palestinians died on Monday after Israeli forces fired at demonstrators protesting the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Comment: The international community faces a critical decision: Continue courting right-wing extremism and bigotry in Trump and Netanyahu's ...

Turkey, South Africa recall Israel envoys over Gaza massacre

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Turkey, South Africa recall Israel envoys over Gaza massacre

Turkey and South Africa have recalled their ambassadors to Israel after 60 Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces in the bloodiest ...

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Gaza toll rises to 60 with more protests planned

Fresh protests were expected on Tuesday a day after Israeli forces shot dead 60 Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem

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Death toll rises to 55 in Gaza clashes

The death toll in Gaza clashes has risen to 55 as the US embassy opens in Jerusalem.

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Israel leader 'met with UAE, Bahrain envoys to US'

Israel's prime minister held an impromptu meeting with the Emirati and Bahraini ambassadors to the United States, The Associated Press reported ...

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US woman claims to be Saudi crown princess

US authorities have detained a woman who reportedly attempted to break into the White House and the Saudi embassy in Washington DC.

US embassy in Israel changes Twitter handle to Jerusalem

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US embassy in Israel changes Twitter handle to Jerusalem

The US embassy in Israel has changed its Twitter handle to reflect the embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next week.

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Prospective CIA head promises to end 'harsh interrogation'

Gina Haspel has vowed not to use harsh interrogation techniques if she becomes head of the CIA, but her past has cast doubts on these claims.

Trump 'will withdraw from Iran deal', say officials

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Trump 'will withdraw from Iran deal', say officials

US President Donald Trump will announce that he is withdrawing from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, officials and diplomats have said.

Mesopotamian artefacts smuggled by Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

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Mesopotamian artefacts smuggled by Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

US firm Hobby Lobby was fined $3million and agreed to forfeit the artefacts, which were smuggled out of the Middle East marked as "tile samples".

Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

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Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

Blog: During his Middle East trip, newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met no Palestinian officials despite rising tensions with ...

Trump undecided on scrapping Iran deal, Bolton says

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Trump undecided on scrapping Iran deal, Bolton says

Trump is as yet undecided on whether or not to scrap the Iran deal, and is 'considering' Macron's new deal as the deadline approaches.

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Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

Washington's newly appointed secretary of state has landed in Riyadh on a tour of the US' key Middle East allies, after vowing to bring some "swagger" back to US diplomacy.

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Iran denies arming Houthis: 'We send them cheesy puffs'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif claimed Iran does not supply bombs to Yemen's Houthi rebels and exports items as militarily ...

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Trump and Macron hint at 'new' deal with Iran

Trump displayed surprising familiarity with his meeting with France's Macron as talks of the Iran deal dominated the agenda.

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Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Dozens were killed in an IS suicide attack in Kabul, as Afghanistan prepares for legislative elections.

Iran: Trump nuclear deal backtrack sends 'dangerous' message

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Iran: Trump nuclear deal backtrack sends 'dangerous' message

Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would "vigorously" pursue nuclear enrichment if US quits the deal.

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Russia says chemical attack investigation in Syria's Douma 'unnecessary'

A push by the United States, France and Britain at the United Nations to establish a new chemical weapons investigation in Syria is "untimely", ...

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

Trump wants 'good relations' with Putin, delays Russia sanctions

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Trump wants 'good relations' with Putin, delays Russia sanctions

A senior administration official said the US president is unlikely to impose new sanctions on Russia unless Moscow conducts another cyber attack ...

Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

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Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

A Turkish court has extended the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson, dashing hopes of thawing Turkey-US relations, as his first hearing in 18 ...

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