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Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the Trump administration.

With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

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Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Overseas trials of the vaccine are taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries.

Azerbaijan troops enter first district handed over by Armenia

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Azerbaijan troops enter first district handed over by Armenia

Azerbaijani troops entered the Aghdam district, one of three handed back to Baku in a Russian-brokered peace deal with Armenia.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Putin approves new Russian naval facility in Sudan

In a decree published on Monday, Putin approved the government proposal to set up a naval logistics hub in Sudan.

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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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.

First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

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First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

Uniformed Azerbaijani soldiers in Shusha participated in the city's first Friday prayers in nearly three decades, after an agreement brought an ...

Diana Alghoul

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

Pakistan congratulates Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh 'liberation'

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Pakistan congratulates Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh 'liberation'

A Russian-brokered deal to end recent fighting in the contested region handed clear gains to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan leader meets senior Turkish delegation following peace deal

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Azerbaijan leader meets senior Turkish delegation following peace deal

The meeting comes after Russia,Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a tentative peace deal amid protests.

Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

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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.

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EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

Syria's Assad wants to hold a two-day conference on the return of refugees. Russia's Putin has backed the idea.

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Main points of Nagorno-Karabakh 'peace deal'

The two sides will maintain positions in the territories they currently hold, a gain for Azerbaijan after it reclaimed some over 15 percent of ...

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Russian military helicopter shot down in Armenia, two dead

Two crew members onboard a Russian military helicopter were killed when it was shot down near the border with Azerbaijan.

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Putin 'awaiting official US result' to congratulate winner: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden for his victory at the US election, saying ...

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

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Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

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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.

Russia pledges help to Yerevan if fighting reaches Armenia

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Russia pledges help to Yerevan if fighting reaches Armenia

The announcement further raised fears of an escalation in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Warring sides in Geneva for talks over Nagorno-Karabakh

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Warring sides in Geneva for talks over Nagorno-Karabakh

Both Azerbaijan and Armenia's foreign ministers are in Geneva for a new round of peace talks with international mediators.

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