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Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to Ceuta and Melilla, writes Samir Bennis.

A high-ranking delegation from Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents has arrived in Tehran for talks with Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif as negotiations with the Afghan government stall

Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave <em>Iran</em>

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Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave Iran

An Iranian-American man is one of several who have been arrested on spying charges as he tried to leave Tehran.

Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

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Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

Sudanese state media did not report the visit, which Israel said was the first by a minister since the two countries normalised ties.

Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

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Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

Sudanese state media did not report the visit, which Israel said was the first by a minister since the two countries normalised ties.

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Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

In a statement marking five years since student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, Italy has urged Egypt to cooperate with prosecutors seeking to try four security officers for his murder.

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North Korea diplomat in Kuwait ‘defects’ to South Korea

Ryu Hyun Woo had been North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait since 2017.

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Greece, Turkey face first crisis talk since 2016

Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff ...

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Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

<em>US</em> to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

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US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

The US is to deploy the Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome rocket interception system, used against Palestinian factions before, in bases ...

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Western Sahara's Polisario Front attacks Guerguerat border area

The Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

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Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations".

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

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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 ...

Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

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Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

A claim by Egyptian officials that suggested Qatar had agreed to change its Al Jazeera policy towards Cairo has been rejected as false by Doha.

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Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they ...

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

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Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

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Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

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Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned racist white nationalist graffiti found in two US states.

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