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Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan's chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his country's High Council for National Reconciliation.

Yousef Al-Otaiba, Emirati ambassador to the United States lashed out at Palestinians for not appreciating normalisation with Israel.

Iran urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to reach ceasefire

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Iran urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to reach ceasefire

Iran called for calm and said the region cannot handle more conflict after tensions flared up between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a breakaway region.

Dozens killed as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting enters second day

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Dozens killed as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting enters second day

Dozens have been killed in clashes between Armenia-Azerbaijan, reports confirmed, as the fighting entered its second day.

Hamas in <em>talks</em> with Egypt for release of fisherman

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Hamas in talks with Egypt for release of fisherman

Hamas is in talks with Egypt to secure the release of a fisherman shot and wounded by Egyptian forces on Friday in an incident which ...

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Clashes between Azerbaijan, Armenia leave at least 23 dead

Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region have claimed at least 23 lives, as Turkey vowed to support Azerbaijan and EU countries called for calm.

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Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

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'Palestine is priceless': Sudanese activists launch online anti-normalisation campaign

As reports surfaced suggesting Sudan's plans to normalise relations with Israel, Sudanese activists took to social media to denounce the ...

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No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to ...

Deadly fighting between Azerbaijani, Armenian forces in Nagorny-Karabakh

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Deadly fighting between Azerbaijani, Armenian forces in Nagorny-Karabakh

Fighting has broken out in Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorny-Karabakh, which is controlled by Armenian separatists, and both sides say ...

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Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

The government and the rebel Houthis have agreed to exchanged some 1,000 prisoners.

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

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Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Iraq's Fuad Hussein in Tehran, where they discussed several issues including the killing of Iranian general Qassem ...

Israel to hold <em>talks</em> with Lebanon on sea border

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Israel to hold talks with Lebanon on sea border

Lebanese, Israeli and US representatives are likely to attend a video conference to discuss the maritime dispute.

Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

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Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

UAE to promote Dubai as 'hub for Israeli businesses'

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UAE to promote Dubai as 'hub for Israeli businesses'

A Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] was signed between the state-owned Dubai Free Zone Authority [DAFZA] and the Federation of Israeli Chambers ...

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Greek PM to Erdogan: 'Let's give diplomacy a chance'

Prime Minister Mitsotakis remains 'optimistic' for a diplomatic solution with 'aggressive' Turkey.

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British police 'may deploy Israeli drones'

Police in the United Kingdom are considering using an Israeli drone which was utilised against Palestinians in the 2014 operation on the ...

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Sudan, Oman 'to normalise ties with Israel next week'

Oman and Sudan could announce normalisation deals with Israel as soon as next week, according to reports.

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Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed commitments by political leaders in eastern Libya to stop violence and resume oil production.

Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian <em>talks</em>

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet Sudan general in Uganda: report

The Israeli premier will meet with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of Sudan's transitional sovereign council, in Uganda for a second time, ...

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

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Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

Next normalisation deal 'coming in next day or two'

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Next normalisation deal 'coming in next day or two'

A third normalisation deal between Israel and a yet unnamed Arab state could be made public in the coming days, Ambassador Kelly Craft has said

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