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Bilateral talks and full diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel could be restored by March, Turkish presidential adviser on foreign affairs, Mesut Casin, reportedly said.

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

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US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

The Open Technology fund has stopped operations in three countries due to the cut in funding.

Bashir won't be sent to the ICC just yet

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Bashir won't be sent to the ICC just yet

The announcement that ex-dictator Bashir could be handed over to the ICC has an important caveat.

Three US troops wounded in Taliban attack

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Three US troops wounded in Taliban attack

A member of the Afghan Civil Order Police fired on a US military convoy in Kandahar province, wounding three soldiers.

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Somalia to end military cooperation with the UAE: official

The news came after the two countries traded barbs over the seizure of $9.6 million aboard a Mogadishu-bound flight.

Mona Alami

Assad turns to Iran to help 'stabilise' battered economy

Comment: Syria's economic situation remains in dire straits, but relative 'stability' in regime-held areas has seen Assad turn to Iran for new ...

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BBC, VOA journalists detained in southeast Turkey

Turkish authorities on Saturday detained two reporters working for foreign organisations in the country’s southeast, in the latest crackdown on ...

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Fallujah-Raqqa civilians trapped between IS and a hard place

The bid to defeat Islamic State at any cost is taking its toll on civilians as a twin offensive in Iraq and Syria continues.

Watching satellite TV in Tehran

Majid Mohammadi

Watching satellite TV in Tehran

Comment: How the disenfranchised channelled their energies to win one battle against a totalitarian government, and the reception they have ...

Majid Mohammadi

Body bags from Syria and Iran's state of denial

Comment: Iranians are being denied the opportunity to mourn their sons and fathers sent to fight in Syria, as officials reject any talk of ...

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