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Israeli PM says revived Iran nuclear deal would mean a ‘more violent’ Middle East

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that a U.S.-Iranian deal taking shape to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers is weaker than the original…

The Chinese Checkers in the Middle East

China has emerged as a force to reckon with in the Middle East after quietly pursuing its strategic, economic and security objectives for decades while expanding the tentacles of its…

By Anil Trigunayat

UAE tackles banned weapons financing, awaits dirty money list decision

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said it was assessing the risk that funds for banned weapons could pass through its trading hub and would take measures to prevent…

Weakest link?-Russian Gas Puts Europe In a Bind

Escalating tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine have raised concerns about vital Russian oil and gas flows to Europe, prompting the United States to offer reassurances that it…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Lebanon keen on maintaining “best relations” with Gulf states – President Aoun

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is keen to maintain "the best relations" with the Gulf Arab states, President Michel Aoun said in a tweet on Sunday. Aoun also said a proposal…

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure concerned Middle East allies

By Idrees Ali MANAMA (Reuters) -U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought on Saturday to reassure allies in the Middle East that President Joe Biden's administration was committed to the region…

Turkey says saddened by Lebanon-Gulf crisis, calls for diplomatic resolution

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey is saddened by a crisis between Lebanon and Gulf states, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to Beirut on Tuesday, calling for a resolution…

Belarus says it has turned back 2,000 migrants

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus has sent some 2,000 migrants back to their countries as part of efforts to stop illegal migration, its foreign minister said on Friday, as Minsk faces…

Middle East’s first Expo to open in Dubai under shadow of pandemic

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opens its doors to exhibitors from almost 200 countries on Oct. 1 after…

Afghan withdrawal raises questions about United States, Gulf Arab official says

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has raised questions for its Arab allies in the Middle East about whether or not they can continue to rely…

Joe Biden – President Who Pulled Punches When it Mattered

Hours after the last U.S. troops and diplomats were out of Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said in an address at the White House that Washington will continue to support the…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Mideast conference attendees discuss ISIL threat amid Afghanistan crisis

Baghdad [Iraq], August 29 (ANI): At an international conference hosted by Iraq, leaders and ministers from nine Middle Eastern nations and France on Saturday discussed efforts to eliminate the threat…