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Soldiers carrying the coffin of assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during funeral procession in Tehran on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Defence ministry office handout

A senior Iranian security official has accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to carry out a remote assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientis(...)

  Joe Biden (L) walks to a joint press conference with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after their March 2010 meeting at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will not be missed by most Middle Eastern rulers and their people, as his transactional policies in their region have been s(...)

Robert Fisk joined the London Independent in 1989 and continued to work for that publication until his death.

Veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk has died after becoming unwell at his Dublin home on Friday. It is understood the journalist was(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Baghdad is concerned the US may launch military strikes to re-energise president Donald Trump’s faltering bid for re-election. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani

Iraq has urged the US to withdraw its threat to adopt tough measures intended to pressurise Baghdad to disarm pro-Iran militias blamed for lobbing roc(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

A hoard of 1,100-year-old gold coins discovered by teenagers at an archeological site in central Israel. Photograph: Heidi Levine/AP/Sipa Press

The treasure needed to be secured. So the hoard of 425 gold coins was stowed in a clay jar, its lid secured with a nail, and stashed in the sands of w(...)

Isis fighters in a propaganda video: The jihadi group staged at least 566 attacks in Iraq in the first three months of this year. Photograph:  Al-Furqan Media/AFP via Getty Images

Islamic State terrorists have ramped up attacks in Iraq, forcing government troops to step up counter-insurgency operations just as western members of(...)

An Iraqi fighter with Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces) inspects the site of an  Islamic State attack on  the paramilitary force 180km  north of Baghdad. Photograph: Getty Images

Islamic State attacks have surged in a “Ramadan offensive” in Syria and Iraq as these war-ravaged countries struggle to contain the coronavirus and ec(...)

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