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Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and Trump in Helsinki.

The US has denied reports saying they are ready to engage with the Taliban.

US urges Turkey to dump Russia's S-400 for Patriot

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US urges Turkey to dump Russia's S-400 for Patriot

US concerns that Ankara may be leaning towards the Kremlin for military hardware, has seen Washington hold talks with Turkey its own missile defence system.

Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

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Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

Details have emerged of how Mossad agents managed to break into Iran's nuclear facilities and gather key intelligence information for Israel.

Trump declares NATO stronger with allies 'agreeing to pay'

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Trump declares NATO stronger with allies 'agreeing to pay'

Ahead of a tense summit with Russia's Putin, Trump has declared that NATO has never been strong after a week of slamming US allies.

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Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

Hundreds of Syrian opposition fighters and their families were evacuated from Daraa in south Syria.

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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Rouhani: US sanctions will not economically isolate Iran

Iranian President has asserted that US sanctions will not stop Iran from interacting with the rest of the world.

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Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

US declines French request for Iran oil exemptions

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US declines French request for Iran oil exemptions

Washington had previously said it would consider exemptions on a case-by-case basis for businesses operating in Iran.

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

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Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

The US top diplomat urged European countries to join America's economic pressure campaign against Iran.

Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

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Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Robert E. Hunter

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Comment: In Brussels, President Trump must reassert US commitment to the collective defence core principle of the NATO alliance, writes Robert ...

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

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Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Since July 19, government forces have captured most of southwestern Daraa province and control much of the border with Jordan

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Trump lashes NATO allies ahead of tense summit

Trump touched down in Brussels aboard Air Force One hot on the heels of a stern warning from the EU's top official that America should "appreciate" its allies.

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

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Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks

During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government ...

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Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for a second term, bolstered with greater powers and authority.

French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

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French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

A French-owned shipping container group said it will pull out from Iran over the threat of US sanctions.

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Europe 'unlikely' to meet Iran's demands to salvage deal

Tehran demanded Europe provide a number of economic guarantees in order for it to continue its nuclear commitments ahead of a high-level meeting ...

Syrian regime pounds Daraa with hundreds of missiles

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Syrian regime pounds Daraa with hundreds of missiles

The heavy air strikes come after rebel groups on Wednesday rejected tough Russian ceasefire proposals in Syria's south.

US to work on removing Sudan from terror list

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US to work on removing Sudan from terror list

The US envoy to Sudan says Washington will work to have Sudan removed from a terror list, as Khartoum ends its relationship with North ...

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Sam Hamad

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

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