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Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Comment: Ultimately, Netanyahu would like to see the UNRWA dismantled, and Palestinians denied their right of return, writes Sophia Akram.

Russia: Collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

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Russia: Collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

Russia's UN envoy warns that the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal would be an 'alarming message' for the international community.

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time' Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

Despite threatening to leave the nuclear deal many times, President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, keeping the ...

Naveed Ahmad

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

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Sudan recalls ambassador from Egypt amid tensions

Long standing tensions between the neighbouring countries have been further frayed as Egypt retaliates to strengthening Sudan-Turkey ties.

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Turkish FM seeks to mend ties with Germany

The Turkish minister has expressed his desire for smoother relations with Berlin, as German's Foreign Ministry reveals that 'difficult issues' ...

Pieter-Jan Dockx

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Comment: Macron's policy objectives in Iraq are not grounded in reality, writes Pieter-Jan Dockx.

Lebanon approves Saudi ambassador after diplomatic tussle

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Lebanon approves Saudi ambassador after diplomatic tussle

Ambassador Walid al-Yaacoubi and his Lebanese counterpart in Saudi Arabia were caught in an apparent dispute over representation, with each ...

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Oren: Israel must 'shoot to kill' suspected Palestinian militants

The former Israeli diplomat's latest remarks spark further controversy about extra-judicial killings committed by Israeli forces

Tillerson defends US foreign policy under Trump

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Tillerson defends US foreign policy under Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has defended Trump's first year of foreign policy, citing the fight against Islamic State group and efforts ...

Saudi Arabia's life or death mission in Yemen war

Khalid Al-Karimi

Saudi Arabia's life or death mission in Yemen war

Analysis: Three years of war have neither subdued the Houthis nor brought an overall victory to Saudi Arabia.

May the Force be with whom?

James Denselow

May the Force be with whom?

Review: The new Star Wars film struggles to reflect modern day attitudes towards organised, armed rebellions, writes James Denselow.

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Anthony Harwood

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Comment: As the Gulf Cup kicks off in Kuwait, fans are hoping for a renewed fraternal spirit to emerge in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

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Saudi Arabia, Lebanon in diplomatic tussle over unaccredited ambassadors

Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in a diplomat tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other's diplomatic.

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push ...

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Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

The international mediator in the Syrian peace process has called on Russia to convince its ally the Syrian regime to conclude a deal with the ...

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process following widespread criticism ...

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

Hundreds of worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence.

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only ...

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