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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami Khouri.

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Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem dies: state TV

Syria's Walid Muallem, died at dawn on Monday at the age of 79, the government announced on state television.

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Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

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Erdogan says Cyprus made up of 'two separate states'

Erdogan's visit to the divided island has prompted protests from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

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Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

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Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

The Moscow-brokered agreement came after a string of Azerbaijani victories in its fight to retake the ethnic Armenian enclave.

Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

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Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

There will be no divergence of US policy regarding Syria, even under a Joe Biden presidency, a US envoy said.

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

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Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

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Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

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French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the ...

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French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and President Macron’s controversial ‘anti-separatism’ plans

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France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the ambassador to Ankara will return to chase up clarification on recent statements made by ...

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Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

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Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

France boycott call puts <em>Turkey</em> 'even further' from EU

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France boycott call puts Turkey 'even further' from EU

The European Commission on Tuesday warned Turkey is moving further away from the European Union because of President Recep Tayyip ...

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Tens of thousands stage anti-France rally in Bangladesh

Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh took to the streets demanding a boycott of French products amid increasing tensions between President ...

Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to condemn the promotion of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

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Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge ...

Muslims 'not persecuted' in France, says country's Muslim council

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Muslims 'not persecuted' in France, says country's Muslim council

"France is a great country, Muslim citizens are not persecuted," the council, which acts as an official go-between for the state and observant ...

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