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Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish a friendship group' between Turkey and Egypt.

Sudan has repealed the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958, despite nationwide protests.

Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

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Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

Greece and Egypt's foreign ministers hold talks on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

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Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

Turkey and Egypt to hold 'normalisation' talks: foreign minister

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Turkey and Egypt to hold 'normalisation' talks: foreign minister

Turkey and Egypt cut off relations in 2013, after the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi was overthrown as Egyptian president.

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Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

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Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

Amman's request for additional River Jordan water went unfulfilled for weeks.

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

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Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

Relations between Sudan and Qatar appear to be warming since the end of the Gulf blockade earlier this year.

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Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' Erdogan remarks

Turkey summoned the Italian ambassador to Ankara to protest remarks made by the European country's prime minister on Thursday.

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

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Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan a dictator amid tensions over the so-called 'sofagate' ...

Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council president.

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

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Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

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Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening relations between the two countries.

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Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

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Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

Saudi Arabia ‘attempting to mediate’ dispute between Nile countries

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Saudi Arabia ‘attempting to mediate’ dispute between Nile countries

Saudi Arabia has reportedly made low key contacts with Egypt and Sudan in an effort to mediate the two countries’ simmering dispute with ...

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France rebukes China envoy over 'unacceptable' tweets

Ambassador Lu issued 'insults and threats' against French lawmakers as the EU imposed sanctions on Xinjiang officials.

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

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Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

Netanyahu fuelled speculation that more Gulf states were planning to normalise ties with Israel.

UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

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UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of a British-Iranian man who they said was being held in solitary confinement in ...

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