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Russia eyes arms sales to Iraq, but experts say there’s competition ahead for the Kremlin

Russian media reports are claiming Iraq is interested in purchasing S-400 and S-300 air defense systems as well as Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets, but experts say Moscow is facing competition due to increased cooperation between Iraq and two regional…
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‘Unacceptable’: Iran slams suspension of UN voting rights

 Iran on Thursday slammed the United Nations’ decision to suspend its voting rights at the General Assembly for failing to pay its dues as “fundamentally flawed, entirely unacceptable and completely unjustified”. Tehran argues that the…
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Iran wants action, not promises, to revive nuclear deal, Iran Leaser Ayatollah Khamenei says

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Tehran wanted action and not promises from six world powers for the revival of their 2015 nuclear deal. "I have told our negotiators that actions, not promises (by the six powers),…
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Taliban well-poised to take over in Afghanistan, UN report warns

A UN Security Council Monitoring Team for Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban is well poised to make a grab for power in Kabul after the United States completes its ongoing withdrawal in September. Key Taliban leaders "oppose peace talks…
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Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction

Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza after orders from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to begin reconstruction in the enclave after recent Israeli-Palestinian fighting, Egyptian state television reported on Friday.…