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Qatar will likely be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

Kosovo president resigns to face war crimes charges

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Kosovo president resigns to face war crimes charges

Hashim Thaci, a guerrilla leader during Kosovo's war for independence from Serbia in the 1990s, resigned to face charges for war crimes.

Turkey condemns Vienna 'terrorist attack'

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Turkey condemns Vienna 'terrorist attack'

Turkey's foreign ministry said it stood in solidarity with the Austrian people after a shooting suspected of being a terror attack.

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

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Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

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World becoming less tolerant of migrants, new poll claims

A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

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Palestinians condemn Israel-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Rival factions Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have slammed the agreement as a 'stab in the back'.

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures <em>Serbia</em> and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

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Serbian official says Israel embassy move ‘not definite’

An advisor to Serbia’s president says that the Balkan country’s plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, announced by Donald Trump ...

Chad mulls embassy in Jerusalem, Israel PM claims

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Chad mulls embassy in Jerusalem, Israel PM claims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Chad is considering the possible opening of an embassy in Jerusalem.

Israel-UAE accord to be signed at White House

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Israel-UAE accord to be signed at White House

The controversial normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is due to be signed at the White House on September 15, a ...

EU warns <em>Serbia</em> over Jerusalem embassy move

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EU warns Serbia over Jerusalem embassy move

The EU voiced "serious concern and regret" over Belgrade's commitment to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, casting a shadow over the ...

Palestinians threaten to break ties with countries moving embassies

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Palestinians threaten to break ties with countries moving embassies

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat has announced that the Palestinian Authority will break off relations with any countries moving their ...

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Turkey 'disappointed' by Kosovo's move to recognise Israel

Kosovo is set to place its Israel mission in Jerusalem and in exchange earn Israel's recognition, in moves to further legitimise its statehood.

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Turkey 'concerned' over Serbian embassy move to Jerusalem

Serbia's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem violates international law, Turkey's foreign ministry said.

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'Palestine victim of Trump's electoral ambitions': top official

Recent US-brokered agreements between Israel and the UAE and Kosovo and Serbia are little more than a bid for re-election, PLO ...

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Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

As part of a US-brokered accord to normalise economic ties, Kosovo has agreed to recognise Israel and Serbia will move its embassy from ...

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

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Bosnia Muslims commemorate 25 years since Srebrenica genocide

On July 11, 1995, after capturing the ill-fated town, Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in a few days.

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Is the coronavirus pandemic encouraging authoritarianism?

David Powell

Is the coronavirus pandemic encouraging authoritarianism?

Comment: As China uses the Covid-19 pandemic to try to repair its international reputation, other nations look to increase the remit of their ...

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