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Stories under this heading cover the Gulf and the Red Sea regions, including the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and the countries bordering the Red Sea.

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Seventh round of nuclear talks with Iran leaves Europeans disappointed

Seventh round of nuclear talks with Iran leaves Europeans disappointed

The seventh round of talks between the JCPOA countries and Iran — and the first one with the new Iranian government — have been suspended on Friday (3 December) after European countries claimed that Iran walked back from all previous diplomatic progress. The talks are suspended till next week as negotiators are likely to head back to their capitals to seek instruction on the new situation. 

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Seventh round of nuclear talks with Iran leaves Europeans disappointed

Seventh round of nuclear talks with Iran leaves Europeans disappointed

The seventh round of talks between the JCPOA countries and Iran — and the first one with the new Iranian government — have been suspended on Friday (3 December) after European countries claimed that Iran walked back from all previous diplomatic progress. The talks are suspended till next week as negotiators are likely to head back to their capitals to seek instruction on the new situation. 
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Lloyd Austin to assure Gulf allies of US commitment to their defence

Lloyd Austin to assure Gulf allies of US commitment to their defence

A US Department of Defence official said that the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will assure Gulf countries of the US commitment to security in the region. Austin will also stress the need to refrain from normalisation with the Assad regime in Syria. The United States is committed to diplomatic means and sanctions to counter Iran’s nuclear file. 
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UN accuses all parties in Ethiopia of committing humanitarian abuses

UN accuses all parties in Ethiopia of committing humanitarian abuses

The United Nations condemned the atrocities committed in the conflict over Tigray and accused all parties of committing humanitarian abuses. However, the report is also a subject of doubt due to the rare collaboration between the UN and the Ethiopian rights commission and the lack of alternative investigations.