Middle East

US to Highlight What it Calls ‘Iran’s Ongoing Destabilizing Activities’

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations says Ambassador Nikki Haley will use a news conference Thursday to “outline Iran’s ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East” and elsewhere in the world. Haley will be discussing a U.N. report on the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran struck with the …

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US Official Accuses Turkey of Pushing Extreme Islamist Ideology

An already tense relationship between the United States and Turkey appears to be under more strain after a top Trump administration official accused Turkey of spreading what he called extreme Islamist ideology around the world. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, said Tuesday that Turkey had joined …

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US Congress to Let Iran Deadline Pass, Leave Decision to Trump

WASHINGTON —  Congress will allow the deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily. In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear agreement reached …

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Russia’s Putin Lands in Egypt in Sign of Growing Ties

CAIRO —  Russian President Vladimir Putin, making his second visit to Egypt in as many years, held talks Monday with his Egyptian counterpart on their countries’ rapidly expanding ties. Egypt’s general-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has visited Russia three times since the ouster of his Islamist predecessor in 2013. After taking office, …

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