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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Turkey to help push for a withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya following a video call with President Erdogan

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Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

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Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

Egypt's foreign ministry has confirmed that the deputy foreign ministers of both nations are chairing meetings in Cairo for talks on normalising ...

Turkey president and Saudi king hold talks on detente

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Turkey president and Saudi king hold talks on detente

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey appear to be on the mend.

Xavier Palacios

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: The failure of peace talks has shown yet again how regional polarisation has become one more layer in the complex task of resolving the frozen conflict in Cyprus.

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Turkish reporter's rights 'violated' with ban: Europe court

Europe's top rights court found that a ban on information about a parliamentary inquiry into graft allegations violated Banu Guven's rights to ...

The New Arab

Turkey ambassador in UAE as tensions ease

Turkey and the UAE have been locked in a dispute over proxy wars in the Middle East and North Africa. The new ambassador is a sign to ease those ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians 'beaten, arrested' by Israeli police in Sheikh Jarrah

Protests have been held against the planned eviction of six families resident in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

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Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

A Turkish delegation has arrived in Egypt to discuss strengthening ties and cooperation on Libya.

Libya urges Turkey 'cooperation' over foreign troops pullout

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Libya urges Turkey 'cooperation' over foreign troops pullout

Libya's new interim government urged Turkey to "cooperate" over the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from the country, to help ...

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

The New Arab Staff

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

<em>Turkish</em> police say top Islamic State group figure captured

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Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

A close aide of killed Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been caught in Istanbul.

Istanbul police detain over 200 defying protest ban

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Istanbul police detain over 200 defying protest ban

At least 11 people were also detained in Ankara after trying to hold May Day demonstrations, local media reported.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey adds cryptocurrency firms to laundering, terror funding regulations

The announcement comes as Turkey plans to tax cryptocurrency transactions and assets.

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Vaccine rollout begins in rebel-held northern Syria

Authorities in Idlib and northern Aleppo provinces received an initial batch of 53,800 AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs on April 21.

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Despite 3-week lockdown, many on the move in Turkey

The lockdown, which spans the rest of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, aims to reduce coronavirus infections to around 5,000 per day

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Turkish scientist acquitted after exposing cancer risk

The scientist was convicted after revealing the results of a health ministry study linking cancer risks to toxic pollution.

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

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Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.

Greek police pressed to answer migrant pushback claims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek police pressed to answer migrant pushback claims

Greece has been called upon to answer questions related to accusations that it is pushing back migrants that are seeking refuge.

Two detained over TikTok video 'insulting the <em>Turkish</em> state'

The New Arab Staff

Two detained over TikTok video 'insulting the Turkish state'

The satirical TikTok video made fun of ways in which a Turkish passport can be used.

Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

The New Arab Staff

Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

Talks to find a settlement between rival Cypriot leaders have failed to find a resolution.

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