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In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime allows Russian oil exploration in 'Lebanese waters'

Lebanese officials are yet to comment on the agreement, which could see the country lose hundreds of square kilometres of its maritime territory to Syria.

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

The New Arab Staff

Oman and China sign visa waiver agreement

Oman and China signed a waiver visa agreement on Monday, as the two countries held talks on strengthening ties.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not ...

EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

EU leaders will consider diplomatic and economic incentives to encourage improving ties with Turkey.

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Macron claims Turkey plans to interfere in French elections

Turkey has issued clear 'threats' it seeks to interfere in French presidential elections, Macron claimed.

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

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Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

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EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

EU chiefs discussed a "possible visit" to Turkey after next week's European summit, as the two sides look to mend ties.

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and interests on local actors, writes Sami Hamdi.

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Turkey-based Egyptian media told to 'tone down' Sisi attacks

Turkey has asked Egyptian media based in its country to 'tone down' criticism of Sisi as Ankara tries to mend ties with Egypt.

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Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

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Rockets fired from Syria land in Turkey: ministry

A border region of southern Turkey was struck with rockets fired from Syria on Thursday, though no casualties were reported.

EU chiefs to hold video call with Turkey's Erdogan

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EU chiefs to hold video call with Turkey's Erdogan

European Union leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will hold video talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on ...

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

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Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

A UN report found Libya's arms embargo to be "totally ineffective".

Rally in Syria's Idlib to mark 10 years uprising

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Rally in Syria's Idlib to mark 10 years uprising

In the last major rebel city of Idlib, thousands of protestors marked the 10 years since the uprising started in Syria

UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The New Arab Staff

UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The UK foreign office has announced sanctions against supports and allies of the Syrian regime, including the foreign minister.

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