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The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

Turkey was offended after US Democrat Nancy Pelosi implied Turkey is a dictatorship.

Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

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Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has vowed to 'keep fighting'

Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

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Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

Pope Francis is among several world leaders invited to the ceremony marking the re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia, founded as a Christian ...

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

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Autopsy confirms cop suffocated George Floyd

An autopsy found Monday that an African-American man whose death has set off nationwide unrest was suffocated by a police officer.

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Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

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Morocco reports first coronavirus case amid MENA outbreak

Morocco’s health ministry declared on Monday its first coronavirus case, the latest Arab countries to see an outbreak of the potentially deadly ...

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Corona busters? Iran police launch 'disinfection operation' amid outbreak

A special police force in Iran has began a mass operation to disinfect public spaces in the country, state media reported on Monday, as the ...

Adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei dies of coronavirus

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Adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei dies of coronavirus

Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Iran, state media reported on Monday.

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Iran coronavirus death toll rises amid growing panic

The total number of coronavirus cases in Iran have increased to 978, Iranian authorities said on Sunday, noting at least 11 died in 24 hours.

Trump offers to assist Iran in fight against coronavirus

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Trump offers to assist Iran in fight against coronavirus

US President Trump appeared to extend an olive branch to his top adversary Iran on Saturday, one of the countries hardest hit by the new ...

Iranian MP dies of coronavirus as Tehran 'dismisses' rumours

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Iranian MP dies of coronavirus as Tehran 'dismisses' rumours

Iranian MP Mohammad Ali Ramazani Dastak is believed to have died from coronavirus.

US Jewish group visits Saudi Arabia for first time

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US Jewish group visits Saudi Arabia for first time

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations sent representatives to the kingdom on a four-day visit ...

Iran's factories produce thousands of US flags for burning

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Iran's factories produce thousands of US flags for burning

As relations between Washington and Tehran remain tense, Iranian factories are producing thousands of flags to keep up with demand from anti-US ...

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Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Comment: While the Berlin Conference had some promising elements, the fragile ceasefire has already been broken, endangering hopes for lasting peace, writes Guma ElGamaty.

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World powers agree new push for Libya peace

World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's war and to uphold a weapons embargo at a Berlin summit.

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US denies public was lied to about Afghanistan stalemate

Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley rejected allegations that the Pentagon and other government agencies ...

Courtney Freer

Davos in the Desert: Business as usual

Comment: Outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's killing has given way to a desire to put profits before politics, writes Courtney Freer.

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

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Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed more than 50 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.

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Nizar Zakka arrives in Lebanon after Iran jailing

Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015 on charges of spying, arrived on a private plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon's General Security ...

Iran to release jailed US resident to Lebanon

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Iran to release jailed US resident to Lebanon

In 2016, Iran sentenced Zakka to ten years in prison. Authorities accused him of being an American spy, allegations vigorously rejected by his ...

France slams Trump's 'Deal of the Century' peace plan

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France slams Trump's 'Deal of the Century' peace plan

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, on a visit to Morocco, said the United States approach 'indicates' that its peace plan will not lead ...

Pompeo says Trump's Israel-Palestine peace plan could be 'unworkable'

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Pompeo says Trump's Israel-Palestine peace plan could be 'unworkable'

The long-awaited plan spearheaded by Jared Kushner has already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say Trump's policies have shown him to be ...

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