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In a televised interview that aired late on Saturday, Ghosn confirmed that he is aiding those who helped smuggle him out of Japan.

"Those who do not take a step against Islamophobia in their own countries ... attack Turkey's will to use its sovereign rights," Erdogan said.

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

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Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

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Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television ...

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

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Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

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World Council of Churches 'dismayed' over Hagia Sophia decision

The council of 350 churches worldwide wrote to Turkey's president to express its opposition to the move.

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UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into ...

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Hagia Sophia resurrection paves way for 'Al-Aqsa liberation': Erdogan

An Arabic-language statement published on the official Turkish presidency website said the move to 'resurrect' Hagia Sophia paves the ...

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US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

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Hagia Sophia to be reopened for Muslim worship: Erdogan

President Erdogan announced that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the world, would be reopened for Muslim worship.

Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

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UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

Britain's defence minister reportedly called his Saudi counterpart to heap praise on the kingdom a day after UK sanctions were imposed on Saudi ...

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

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Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

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First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

Idlib has its first case of Covid-19, a doctor at a hospital near the Turkish border.

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second open for six months.

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US to start Cyprus military training despite Turkey opposition

Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

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Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

Turkey's reform of bar associations has been decried as an attempt to divide the legal profession along political lines, but the governmet says ...

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

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Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

Russia and China abused their veto power in order to end vital cross-border aid supplies for Syrian civilians, said Amnesty, calling it ...

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Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been ...

Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, <em>Turkish</em> expert says

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Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

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Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

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UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

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