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Comment: Tension is escalating between Congress and the administration concerning US support for coalition war crimes in Yemen, writes Eric Eikenberry.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

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Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

A Swedish woman was detained in a UAE 'hell hole' jail for drinking a glass of wine on her flight to the Gulf state.

EU seeks answers after Saudi Arabia detains rights activists

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EU seeks answers after Saudi Arabia detains rights activists

The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to provide details on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists detained in a recent ...

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Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' amid economic war

Turkey's President Erdogan has blasted the US for choosing to compromise relations with a strategic ally over a pastor.

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

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Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a ...

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Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

Saudi Arabia to force its patients to leave Canada

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Saudi Arabia to force its patients to leave Canada

Saudi patients in Canada are being transferred to hospitals abroad after Saudi Arabia stopped all medical programmes in the North American ...

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UK prime minister condemns Boris Johnson's 'burqa insults'

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out against her adversary in the Conservative Party Boris Johnson, following his controversial comments ...

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Paul McLoughlin

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

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Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

US President Donald Trump warned countries doing business with Iran will lose out on trade with the United States.

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Saudia suspends flights to Canada, escalating diplomatic spat

The state-owned airline's move follows Riyadh's decision to expel Canada's ambassador, recall its own envoy and halt all new trade with Ottawa.

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Encouraging trade with Iran is 'crucial' says EU

The EU expressed the importance of continuing trade with Iran as Washington re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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Turkey lira crashes to record lows on US strains

The Turkish lira has crashed as diplomatic tensions with the US continue.

James J. Zogby

The struggle for Palestinian rights: Then and now

Comment: James J. Zogby takes stock of forty years of campaigning for Palestinian rights, and discusses reasons to believe we might finally be ...

Explainer: Saudi-Canada relations before Riyadh's diplomatic spat

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Explainer: Saudi-Canada relations before Riyadh's diplomatic spat

It's unclear what Riyadh hopes to gain by its forceful diplomatic moves against Ottawa for criticising the arrest of women's rights activist ...

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Saudi Arabia to relocate Canada-based students, following diplomatic spat

Thousands of Saudi students in Canada will be relocated to other countries after Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Ottawa.

US takes aim at UN Palestinian refugee agency, again

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US takes aim at UN Palestinian refugee agency, again

The UNRWA has been a regular target of Israel and the Trump administration.

Rouhani to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

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Rouhani to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

The Iranian president will address foreign policy and the economy as well as respond to US President Donald Trump.

Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

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Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

Ahmad Araghchi, who was a vice-governor at the bank in charge of forex, was arrested as Iranians brace for the reimposition of US sanctions on ...

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