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Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi on Thursday, following a stark UN warning against displacing civilians from rebel-held areas of Idlib.

Comment: It's time for America to realise it is increasingly irrelevant on the global stage, writes Gordon Adams.

Sisi warns Egyptians after rare protests over metro fare

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Sisi warns Egyptians after rare protests over metro fare

Egypt's president has warned people against taking part in demonstrations days after rare protests against the surprise decision to hike fares on the Cairo underground.

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

Iran FM on diplomatic tour to salvage nuclear deal

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Iran FM on diplomatic tour to salvage nuclear deal

Zarif's delicate diplomatic mission has been complicated by reports of clashes between Iranian and Israeli forces in Syria.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Elections will do nothing to address Iraq's decay

Comment: Given the sectarian divisions gripping Iraq today, it cannot truly be said that the country is engaging in democracy, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

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Children killed by Egypt army shelling in Sinai

Two child casualties are the latest show of civilian suffering in the Sinai as Egypt's military continue their forceful campaign to oust IS ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

Noor El-Terk

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Donald Trump's decision to pull back from the landmark 2015 Iran deal has seen the GCC bloc divided in their responses. Kuwait, Oman and Qatar ...

World leaders respond to Israeli-Iranian tensions in Syria

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World leaders respond to Israeli-Iranian tensions in Syria

World leaders scrambled to respond to escalating Israeli-Iranian tensions in war-torn Syria after a series of overnight airstrikes.

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The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

Election 2018 special edition of our weekly round-up of events in Iraq.

Oman bans tribal gatherings and warns against celebratory gunfire

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Oman bans tribal gatherings and warns against celebratory gunfire

Oman has issued a statement banning tribal gatherings in the sultanate, saying they threaten the stability of the country.

Abbas reiterates support for two-state solution at Chile conference

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Abbas reiterates support for two-state solution at Chile conference

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated his support for a two state solution with Israel, at a press conference with Chilean ...

Saudi Crown Prince 'partner of Israel', says Israel envoy

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Saudi Crown Prince 'partner of Israel', says Israel envoy

The powerful Saudi Crown Prince has become an ally of Israel, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt has said, in the latest sign of warming relations ...

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

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Qatar fears escalation, calls for nuclear-free Middle East

Qatar has responded to Donald Trump's announcement to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal by urging for a 'collective response' that would see the Middle East nuclear-free.

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How world leaders reacted to Trump's Iran decision

World leaders have responded to Trump's announcement that the US would pull-out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. This is what they have to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Oil prices surge as US announces new Iran sanctions

Oil prices have gone back to 2014 levels as political uncertainty over the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal concerns market analysts.

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World decries Iran move as Saudi Arabia, Israel cheer

With the exception of Saudi Arabia and Israel, world leaders have reacted with fury and despair over Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran ...

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Omar Mashjari

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Comment: The underreported collapse of Yemen's economy, and the absence of a functional central bank could worsen all of the country's problems, ...

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Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran, withdraws from nuclear deal

Despite months of lobbying from European allies, US President Donald Trump has made good on his threat and pulled out of the Iran deal.

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Camille Lons

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Comment: Oman has maintained good relations with Iran, and stands to lose a lot from the US' likely withdrawal from the nuclear deal, writes ...

Trump and Macron speak ahead of Iran deal announcement

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Trump and Macron speak ahead of Iran deal announcement

Trump spoke to his French counterpart Macron on Tuesday, hours before the US president is due to announce whether he will pull out of an Iran ...

Lebanon's Hizballah hails 'great political and moral victory'

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Lebanon's Hizballah hails 'great political and moral victory'

Lebanon's incumbent prime minister conceded his party has lost a third of its seats, while Hizballah cemented theirs following the country's ...

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