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UAE suspends $23B weapons deal talks with US as tension mounts over Abu Dhabi’s ties with Beijing
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UAE suspends $23B weapons deal talks with US as tension mounts over Abu Dhabi’s ties with Beijing

Last week, UAE stopped construction on a Chinese facility at an Abu Dhabi port that the US considered a military base. UAE has, however, maintained they were not military facilities

Libyan court reinstates Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif as presidential candidate
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Libyan court reinstates Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif as presidential candidate

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, appealed the decision last week by Libya's High National Elections Committee that barred him because of past convictions against him for using violence against protesters.

Cold, hungry, afraid Mideastern migrants stuck on EU doorstep
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Cold, hungry, afraid Mideastern migrants stuck on EU doorstep

For many in the Middle East, beaten down by conflict and hopelessness, the stability in Europe has always been powerful. Legal entry has been near-impossible, with the EU tightening its borders

Explained: After months of calm, why Saudi Arabia is lashing out at Lebanon again
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Explained: After months of calm, why Saudi Arabia is lashing out at Lebanon again

The Saudi measures are a huge blow to Mikati’s new government. The import ban means the loss of millions of dollars in desperately needed foreign currency

Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdraws order to expel Western ambassadors averting diplomatic crisis
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdraws order to expel Western ambassadors averting diplomatic crisis

The envoys last week called for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been in a Turkish prison for four years awaiting trial on charges many view as unfounded

Middle Eastern Quad? How Abraham Accords opened West Asia for India
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Middle Eastern Quad? How Abraham Accords opened West Asia for India

It may be too early to call it a ‘Middle Eastern Quad’, but the United States, India, Israel and UAE are in for greater cooperation and coordination in the region

Lebanon: Fire breaks out in fuel storage facilities in Zahrani; no casualties reported
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Lebanon: Fire breaks out in fuel storage facilities in Zahrani; no casualties reported

A judicial source said an expert had been tasked with investigating the cause of the fire, but had been unable to approach the tank as the blaze still raged.

Iraqi election: Ahead of polls backlash against Iran's stranglehold grows louder
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Iraqi election: Ahead of polls backlash against Iran's stranglehold grows louder

Iran has historically played a big role and proven to be the most capable external actor when it comes to government formation in Iraq

West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges
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West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges

A combination of war weariness, donor fatigue and a long list of other world problems has forced Syria, Yemen and other Mideast conflicts into a back seat

Focusing on 'necessity of continuing dialogue', Qatar urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban
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Focusing on 'necessity of continuing dialogue', Qatar urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Qatar is a close US ally and hosts the largest US military base in the Middle East, but the tiny Gulf Arab state also has some sway with the Taliban

Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi
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Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi

The Iranian president in his maiden speech at the UN slammed the US saying the world no longer cares about "America First" or "America is Back"

Drone attack at Iraq's Erbil airport located near US consulate; no casualty reported
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Drone attack at Iraq's Erbil airport located near US consulate; no casualty reported

Armed drone attacks, normally targeting US troops or US interests in Iraq, have become common in recent months

Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks amid violent clashes along Gaza border
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Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks amid violent clashes along Gaza border

Defence Minister Benny Gantz met Abbas in Ramallah late Sunday for what were reportedly the first direct talks between an Israeli cabinet member and the 86-year-old Palestinian leader in several years

Israel floods West Bank with troops to hunt down six Palestinian escaped prisoners
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Israel floods West Bank with troops to hunt down six Palestinian escaped prisoners

Demonstrations were held in several West Bank towns late Wednesday in support of the fugitives. In Nablus, youths set tyres alight during confrontations with Israeli security forces

Taliban block hundreds from leaving Afghanistan despite recent assurances to US
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Taliban block hundreds from leaving Afghanistan despite recent assurances to US

American citizens, green card holders and others, say they have been waiting for more than a week for permission to board waiting charter flights out of the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan

Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home
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Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home

In the report “You’re going to your death,” the rights group said many Syrian refugees who returned home have been subjected to detention and torture by Syrian security forces

Pakistan proposes three-pronged approach for international community to help Afghanistan
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Pakistan proposes three-pronged approach for international community to help Afghanistan

The country's leverage over the Taliban is often overstated, Pakistan's UN ambassador Munir Akram said

Kumail Nanjiani says he ensured his Eternals role was free of 'brown dude' stereotypes
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Kumail Nanjiani says he ensured his Eternals role was free of 'brown dude' stereotypes

"I’ve been in this industry for about a decade and I looked at the usual opportunities that the brown dudes get. We get to be nerdy. I wanted him to be the opposite of that — I wanted him to be cool," said Kumail Nanjiani.

Gaurie Dwivedi's Blinkers Off lays out how China will have to be countered in a post-Covid world
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Gaurie Dwivedi's Blinkers Off lays out how China will have to be countered in a post-Covid world

In Blinkers Off, Gaurie Dwivedi emerges as a bold new voice outside the echo chambers that have so far dominated the discourse on India’s policy towards China

Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'
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Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'

The US vice president is on a weeklong trip in Southeast Asia to assure its allies of US dependability following the Afghanistan debacle