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Haftar's forces lost the town of al-Asabaa to UN-backed government forces last month, but regained the town after airstrikes on Monday, according to a spokesman.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday denounced the US police killing of George Floyd as 'racist' and 'fascist' and extended his condolences to the Floyd family.

US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

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US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

The US said it has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Kuwait.

UN concerned by claims Russia sent jets to Libya

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UN concerned by claims Russia sent jets to Libya

The UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that, if proven, the claims against Russia would "constitute a flagrant violation of ...

US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

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US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, ...

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

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

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Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

UN: Rise in civilian deaths by Taliban, Afghan forces

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UN: Rise in civilian deaths by Taliban, Afghan forces

The UN report blamed the Taliban for killing 208 civilians last month and also said that operations by Afghan forces in April had killed 172 ...

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Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

At least 40 other security personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight in critical condition.

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Turkey denies jets harassed Greek defence minister

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Turkey denies jets harassed Greek defence minister

Greek defence sources said on Sunday the encounter occurred after its jets intercepted Turkish aircraft in what are common but at times ...

Greece claims Turkish jets harassed defence minister

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Greece claims Turkish jets harassed defence minister

Greece condemned what it called harassment of its defence minister and army chief by Turkish jets over a small island in the Aegean Sea.

US military warns of 'responses' if Taliban violence continues

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US military warns of 'responses' if Taliban violence continues

In a rare open letter to the Taliban, the US military has urged restraint as Afghanistan experiences a surge in violence.

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NATO withholds key information on Taliban attacks: watchdog

NATO's US-led mission in Afghanistan is reportedly withholding key information about Taliban attacks as the US prepares to slash its troop presence.

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

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Turkey to send coronavirus aid to US, Erdogan says

The Turkish presidency confirmed PPE shipment will be sent to the United States after a request for help by Washington.

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US envoy calls for Afghan ceasefire to fight coronavirus

'Ramadan offers the Taliban an opportunity to embrace a humanitarian ceasefire to reduce violence,' said Zalmay Khalilzad, who helped broker the ...

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

The US is battling to salvage the Afghan peace process as violence, Covid-19 and internal political disputes threaten to derail the fragile ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

Divided between rival governments, Libya's fractured healthcare system and the flow of foreign mercenaries could further escalate the spread of ...

Taliban set to release prisoners in fragile Afghan exchange

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Taliban set to release prisoners in fragile Afghan exchange

Twenty prisoners loyal to the Afghan government are due to be released as part of a shaky deal with the Taliban.

US commander meets Taliban leaders over 'reduction in violence'

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US commander meets Taliban leaders over 'reduction in violence'

Washington signed a key deal with the Taliban in February that promised the withdrawal of US and foreign troops from Afghanistan by next summer.

Turkey flies medical aid to help UK battle coronavirus

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Turkey flies medical aid to help UK battle coronavirus

Turkey delivered boxes of protective gear to the UKimprinted with the Rumi quote: “After hopelessness, there is so much hope and after darkness, ...

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