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Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear under another guise.

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as regional tensions continue to simmer.

Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

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Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' committed by Iran in the region.

Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

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Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

Riyadh has said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports, days after closing them over a ...

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

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Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

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Saudi king hosts Palestine leader amid political upheaval

Mahmoud Abbas met with King Salman on Tuesday and 'discussed efforts by US President Donald Trump to restart frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

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Gulf stock markets slump as Saudi-Iran tensions flare

Six Gulf bourses ended lower on Tuesday and the Saudi market was down 2.9 percent in the afternoon trade at levels last seen more than five ...

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday that Iran’s supply of rockets to militias in Yemen is an act of 'direct military ...

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Wanted: Saudi Arabia slaps bounties on Houthi leaders

Saudi authorities released a list of forty names wanted in connection with alleged involvement in terror activities with Yemen's Houthi rebel ...

Saudi Arabia seals 'all Yemen borders' after Houthi missile

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Saudi Arabia seals 'all Yemen borders' after Houthi missile

The Saudi-led coalition has enforced a new embargo on Yemen, closing land, sea and air links to the war-torn country.

Saudi Arabia warns Iran over Houthi missile strike

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Saudi Arabia warns Iran over Houthi missile strike

Tensions between Tehran and Gulf states have heightened after the Saudi-led coalition closed Yemen's air, sea and land borders and accused Iran ...

Russian <em>missiles</em> 'destroy' Islamic State base in Syria

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Russian missiles 'destroy' Islamic State base in Syria

Russia's Ministry of Defence says it fired three ballistic missiles from its submarine which destroyed a command post of the ...

'Iran will continue to produce <em>missiles</em>,' says President Rouhani

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'Iran will continue to produce missiles,' says President Rouhani

Iran's President Rouhani said Tehran will continue to produce missiles despite US pressure to halt, insisting the programme does not ...

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US House passes sanctions on Hizballah

Washington increases indirect pressure on Iran by edging closer to new sanctions on the Tehran-backed Lebanese political and militia group.

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Republican senators draft tough terms for new Iran deal

New draft legislation proposes a revised nuclear deal that would entail further inspections and new sanctions if Iran carries out ...

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Norway ignores Trump anti-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

A Norwegian solar energy company has agreed a $2.9 billion deal with Iran, despite a war of words between the Washington and Tehran heating up.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief warns Trump against new sanctions

Iran's Republican Guards Corps chief General Mohammed Ali Jafari said warned Washington that altering the status quo between the two hostile ...

Conflicting reports emerge on Iran's willingness to discuss <em>missiles</em>

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Conflicting reports emerge on Iran's willingness to discuss missiles

As the future of the 2015 nuclear accord hangs in the balance, speculation swirls over whether Tehran is open to discussion on its ...

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Trump will leave Iran deal decision to Congress

Comment: The nuclear deal is another situation where Trump hopes to deface one of Obama's key accomplishments, while leaving it to Congress to ...

US defence secretary urges continuation of Iran nuclear deal

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US defence secretary urges continuation of Iran nuclear deal

Defence Secretary James Mattis has defied pressure from President Trump and said the US should remain in a nuclear agreement with Iran,

Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

Saudi forces intercepted a Yemen rebel missile heading towards the kingdom late on Saturday, in the latest cross-border attack.

Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

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Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

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