Category: Middle East

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Russia ‘deeply disappointed’ by US sanctions on Iran

Russia Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose unilateral sanctions on Iran. “We ...

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Iran condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the ...

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Damascus creates body to repatriate Syrian refugees

Syria’s government is to set up a coordination committee to repatriate millions of its nationals who fled the country’s seven-year ...

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Israel – Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Egypt bears as much responsibility for the Gaza Strip as Israel does, an Israeli cabinet minister said Monday, in remarks ...

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Iraq jails French and German Daesh members for life

An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison Monday after finding them guilty ...

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EU ‘deeply’ regrets return of US sanctions on Iran

The EU said Monday it deeply regretted the U.S. reimposition of sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump pulled out ...

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Iran FM – Trump, Bin Salman, Netanyahu are ‘isolated’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the leaders of the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel were ...

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Iraq says national election recount completed

Iraq’s election commission has completed a manual recount of votes from a parliamentary election held in May after the process ...

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Israel signals any truce with Hamas to be limited in scope

An Israeli Cabinet minister says a cease-fire deal with Hamas currently being discussed involves easing some restrictions on Gaza. Yoav ...

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UN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018

The United Nations refugee agency says Libya’s coast guard has recovered some 100 bodies of Europe-bound migrants off its coast ...