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European leaders have written personal letters to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to reconsider plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

France's <em>Macron</em> calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

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France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iran's Hassan Rouhani to talk about the country's nuclear promises as the world reels over Covid-19.

Third Sudanese man arrested in French 'terror' stabbing

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Third Sudanese man arrested in French 'terror' stabbing

The alleged assailant, identified as Abdallah Ahmed-Osman - a Sudanese refugee in his 30s who lives in the town - was arrested without a fight.

Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

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Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, chairing an extraordinary G20 emergency meeting via video link, pushed for coordination as COVID-19 threatens a ...

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Iran president expects restrictions to ease 'within three weeks'

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with nearly 20,000 confirmed cases.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

COVID-induced prisoner swaps, Turkey's auto-disinfecting ATMs and Egypt's mosques and churches finally shuttering in today's Coronavirus roundup.

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Five women killed in shelling near Tripoli

Mortar shells hit civilian houses in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing five woman and wounding five others, including a child.

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No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Islam adopted a more prominent role within Bosnian society after the country's bloody civil war, but radical interpretations have never taken ...

Stranded tourists flood Morocco airports amid flight cuts

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Stranded tourists flood Morocco airports amid flight cuts

Morocco has suspended regular flights with some 30 countries affected by the new coronavirus epidemic, leaving thousands stranded.

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US declares virus emergency as Europe locks down

The measure came as infections and deaths soared in Europe.

Turkey to hold migrant summit remotely with France, Germany

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Turkey to hold migrant summit remotely with France, Germany

Erdogan had said earlier this week he would hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in ...

Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy

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Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly put forward former Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra as the UN envoy to Libya.

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

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Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

<em>Macron</em> meets Libya's Haftar in bid to secure ceasefire

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Macron meets Libya's Haftar in bid to secure ceasefire

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who insisted he would commit to a ceasefire with the ...

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Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

Fighting in Idlib has been pushed to the limit as 34 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian regime strikes.

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Turkey's Erdogan says no 'full' agreement on Syria summit

France and Germany have expressed an interest in working with Russia and Turkey to end the crisis in Idlib.

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Erdogan urges Russia to restrain Syria regime in Idlib

Russian air strikes in Idlib are bolstering a Syrian government offensive that has forced nearly one million civilians to flee - the biggest ...

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Merkel, Macron want to meet Putin, Erdogan on Syria

Merkel and Macron want to meet with Putin and Erdogan to discuss the intensified fighting in Idlib.

<em>Macron</em> to halt entry of foreign imams to France

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Macron to halt entry of foreign imams to France

Macron said the government sought to combat 'foreign interference' in how Islam is practiced in France.

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How French 'secularism' became a front for Islamophobia

Comment: President Macron has demonstrated once again that in France, inciting hatred or attacking a person's dignity is ok, if the ...

<em>Macron</em> defends French teenager threatened over anti-Islam rant

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Macron defends French teenager threatened over anti-Islam rant

French President Emmanuel Macron defended the French teenager who broadcasted an expletive-laden Instagram rant against Islam.

A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

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A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

Comment: Although the international players involved in Libya keep publicly affirming that the solution can only be political, many of them keep ...

Britain embarks on new future outside the EU

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Britain embarks on new future outside the EU

There were celebrations and tears across the UK as Britain became the first member state to leave the EU.

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