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China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

A top Iranian official said the Islamic Republic is ready to boost its uranium enrichment to higher levels if talks fail with Europe on salvaging the nuclear deal.

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Rouhani: US sanctions will not economically isolate Iran

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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.

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

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Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

Amnesty International says Iran's use of corporal punishment shows "a shocking disregard for basic humanity".

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 ...

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Ethiopian Airlines to operate daily flights to Eritrea

Eritrea and Ethiopia have agreed to run direct flights for the first time in 20 years, in another sign of warming relations between the ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Comment: Anti-immigrant sentiment is now mainstream in Trump's America, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek and Adrià Salvador Palau.

Azerbaijan's sabre-rattling grows louder

Joshua Kucera

Azerbaijan's sabre-rattling grows louder

Comment: Azerbaijan has escalated its war rhetoric with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, and the shadow of the Kremlin is ...

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

The head of the Egyptian football federation has blamed the poor performance of the national team during the World Cup in Russia on the ...

Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

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Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

Authorities in Sudan regret a new US travel advisory urging Americans against visiting the African country where Washington warned "terrorist ...

US Senator in Syria: 'Terrible' if American troops leave

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US Senator in Syria: 'Terrible' if American troops leave

Lindsey Graham told a group of local officials in a video broadcast by the Manbij-based Furat FM TV on Monday that it would "be terrible" if ...

Iran to foil US bid to block oil exports

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Iran to foil US bid to block oil exports

A senior Iranian official said Tehran would defeat US efforts to block its oil exports, warning rival producer Saudi Arabia it would never take ...

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, ...

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Israeli security bar Muslim journalist from Prince William event

International media have experienced repeated run-ins with Israeli security over apparent ethnic profiling.

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an ...

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Rouhani plans Europe visit to seek nuclear deal support

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European ...

Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

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Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

Uri Levy

World Cup: Iran tops group, Egypt suffers without Salah

The most Middle East World Cup ever has kicked off, with Iran currently topping Group B and Egypt suffering without Mo Salah, writes Uri Levy in ...

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Usman Butt

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

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