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As a Swiss probe into money laundering and embezzlement at the Lebanese Central Bank continued, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister has met with the Swiss ambassador to the country.

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia rejected all calls for dialogue: Iran <em>FM</em>

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Saudi Arabia rejected all calls for dialogue: Iran FM

In an interview with a reformist newspaper, Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of diplomatic efforts with Saudi Arabia and his career as Iran’s top diplomat.

Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

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Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

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Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the GCC.

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Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

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Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The Saudi embassy in Doha will resume all operations within days, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on ...

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Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

Spanish ministers have revealed that diplomatic relations with Turkey are improving.

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Russia, Turkey to develop military ties despite US sanctions

Moscow and Ankara's military cooperation would not be deterred by US sanctions on Turkey, Russia's FM said.

GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait <em>FM</em>

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GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The GCC is looking forward to resuming normal relations between member states in the near future, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid ...

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Morocco-Israel ties 'special': Moroccan FM tells Israeli media

In an interview with Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper on Sunday, Moroccan FM Nasser Bourita said: "Israel's relations with Morocco ...

Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

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Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas met with the Qatari emir in the capital Doha on Saturday, amid increasing Arab normalisation deals with Israel.

Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

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Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with senior Sudanese leader in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Bahrain denies plans to import products from Israeli settlements

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Bahrain denies plans to import products from Israeli settlements

The Gulf state's statement was a swift response to its own minister of trade who said Manama would be open to sourcing products made in illegal ...

Jailed Saudi activist accused of passing classified information: <em>FM</em>

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Jailed Saudi activist accused of passing classified information: FM

Loujain Hathloul was arrested with a dozen other women activists just weeks before the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers, ...

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HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against Islamophobia.

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Kuwait FM says Gulf crisis negotiations 'fruitful'

There was some movement on the reconciliation talks between Gulf countries, but how much remains to be seen.

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Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

Iran is hoping that a new US leadership could pave the way for a lifting of crippling sanctions.

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West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain

Bahrain will allow Israeli goods produced in the West Bank to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

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US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

A heated exchange reportedly took place between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Turkish representative.

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Islamophobia on the rise 'like never before': Turkish FM

The Turkish official raised concerns over a growing trend of overt Islamophobia, particularly in Europe.

Israel's Netanyahu says will visit Bahrain soon

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Israel's Netanyahu says will visit Bahrain soon

Netanyahu said he will accept an invitation from Bahrain's crown prince to visit Manama in the near future.

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

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Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new <em>FM</em>

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Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

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