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Arab Parliament Renews Support to Palestine

President of the Arab Parliament (AP) Adel Al-Asoumi on Tuesday reiterated backing to the Palestinian cause as it is "the Arabs' first and main issue". This came in a statement by Al-Asoumi at the end of the AP Palestinian committee's meeting…
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Iran Accuses US of ‘Interference’ for Saying Presidential Vote Wasn’t Free

A spokesman for Iran’s government hits out at the US after a State Department spokesman said last week’s presidential vote was “pretty manufactured” and neither free nor fair, accusing America of interfering in the Islamic Republic’s…

Saudi Arabia Says Indifferent to New Israeli Gov’t as Nations Have No Diplomatic Relations

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Tuesday that the Kingdom could not care less about the new Israeli government, as the countries have had no diplomatic relations. The remark was made at a joint press conference…
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No Tangible Commitment yet to Peace in Afghanistan: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar set out India’s red lines for the settlement process in Afghanistan during a UNSC debate even as a Qatari official revealed that there was a “quiet visit by Indian officials to speak with the Taliban”.…
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50 of Afghanistan’s 370 Districts Have Fallen to Taliban since May: UN Envoy

Fifty of Afghanistan's 370 districts have fallen to Taliban militants since May, according to the UN's special envoy on Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, as the United States continues its military withdrawal from the country. "The Taliban recent…

Violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’: UN

Grave violations against children in conflict remain “alarmingly high”, with the coronavirus pandemic increasing their vulnerability to abduction, recruitment and sexual violence, a new United Nations report has found. In its annual Children…
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Saudi agrees to restart Pakistan oil deal to curb Iran influence

Saudi Arabia has agreed to restart oil aid to Pakistan to 'clear the air', according to a report by Financial Times today. The deal, worth at least $1.5 billion annually, is set to commence next month and comes amid Riyadh's determination to…

Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador as the two mend ties

Saudi Prince Mansour bin Khalid Al-Saud has submitted a copy of his credentials to Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani to become the Saudi ambassador to Doha. He is the first…
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US may slow pullout from Afghanistan: Pentagon

The US military could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan due to the gains made by the Taliban insurgents, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. Kirby stressed that President Joe Biden's deadline of a full withdrawal by September…
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Biden to meet with Afghan President Ghani as violence surges amid U.S. withdrawal

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge…