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Announcing a partial lockdown for the week-long Eid al-Fitr holiday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said the North African country was enduring 'the worst crisis in its history'.

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman, whose visit comes as part of a regional tour, is expected to meet with senior Sudanese officials during his two-day sojourn.

Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

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Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed a belief that dialogue involving Iran at any level 'contributes to calming the region'.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

Talks 'intensify' on US return to Iran nuclear deal

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Talks 'intensify' on US return to Iran nuclear deal

After world powers held a fourth round of talks aimed at bringing Washington back to the 2015 deal, Russia delegate Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted that ...

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Turkey reopens Mosul consulate years after IS takeover

Turkey's consulate in the northern Iraqi city resumes operations three years after its forced closure.

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Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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Turkey to 'expand, develop' Egyptian relations restoration talks: Erdogan

Erdogan said Ankara seeks to 'restore… historic relations' with Cairo 'not as enemies but as friends'.

Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

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Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined ...

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US not opposed to UK repaying Iran debt: Blinken

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said a payment to Iran would not violate US sanctions.

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

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French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

Mosques full while Pakistan's Covid wards at breaking point

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Mosques full while Pakistan's Covid wards at breaking point

Pakistan's mosques are full of worshippers despite a travel ban during Eid and far greater disruption to schools and other areas of life.

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Qatar's emir sacks finance <em>minister</em> amid corruption charges

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over ...

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Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame elsewhere.

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Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

Lebanon's state energy company has warned that it will be forced to ration energy consumption.

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At least 50 dead in Afghanistan flash floods: ministry

The flooding has swept away entire farms and some 160 homes, leaving 500 families displaced.

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Putin backs Russia waiving patents on its Covid jabs

Following a move by the US, President Putin has backed the waiving of patents for Covid-19 patents.

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

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Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

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US 'concerned' after Israel fast-tracks bill to legalise outposts

An Israeli parliamentary committee has fast-tracked legislation to authorise 70 settlement outposts in the West Bank, which are considered ...

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Poster of Iranian leaders taken down in Baghdad

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Poster of Iranian leaders taken down in Baghdad

The posters of Iran's former and current supreme leaders were allegedly put up near the shrine of a revered Sunni Imam by hardline Shia militias ...

Turkish foreign <em>minister</em> plans Saudi visit next week: source

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Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

Mevlut Cavusoglu is to visit Saudi Arabia, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

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