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The militants declared their stance on talks in Turkey after it emerged that Washington would withdraw its forces five months later than previously agreed in a deal with the Taliban.

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration.

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

<em>US</em> President Joe <em>Biden</em> sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

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US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The US president sent his 'warmest greetings' to Muslims in around the world ahead of the first Ramadan fast.

Turkish banks appeals to <em>US</em> to drop laundering charges

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Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank ...

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Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

The Taliban said they hadn't decided whether to attend an international conference in Turkey called by Washington to hammer out a peace deal aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

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US 'not involved' in Iran nuclear site sabotage: W.House

The White House said Monday that the United States had nothing to do with what Iran says was a sabotage attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment ...

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold ...

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Iran calls on South Korea to release frozen funds

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Iran calls on South Korea to release frozen funds

Tehran urged Seoul to release billions of dollars of Iranian funds frozen in South Korea under US sanctions over its nuclear programme, ...

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Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

During the US Defence Minister Lloyd Austin to Israel, Benny Gantz said that Israel will work with the US regarding the Iran ...

Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

<em>US</em> defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

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US defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

The US defence chief's visit comes amid consternation in Tel Aviv over the Biden administration's unfolding Iran policy.

Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

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Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

The visit of the highest ranked member of the Biden administration to Israel comes as Washington tries to return to Iran's nuclear ...

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

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Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

By starting up the advanced centrifuges in breach of its faltering nuclear deal Iran is yet to reciprocate Washington's "very serious" ideas on ...

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi.

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US Congress to study slavery reparations amid racial reckoning

A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

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US put forward 'very serious' ideas to Iran: official

At talks in Vienna, the US presented Iran with proposals to restart the nuclear deal.

How <em>Biden</em> failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

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Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

The budget for the US military will see a small increase in its budget, a change from the large increases made by the previous ...

<em>Biden</em> to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

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Biden to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

The commission's creation comes six months after the highly controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme ...

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

Brooke Anderson

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

So far, the two sides have agreed to the establishment of working groups to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and US' lifting of ...

<em>US</em> to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

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US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

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