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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

Turkey summons Iranian ambassador over Azeri poem tensions

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Turkey summons Iranian ambassador over Azeri poem tensions

The poem the Turkish president recited was considered offensive.

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

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Iranian forces pound rebels in northwest border region

The development comes a day after state media reported that "terrorists" who attempted to sneak into Iran's West Azerbaijan province killed three Iranian border guard.

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Gunmen kill 3 Iranian guards near Turkish border: report

The official IRNA news agency said the three were killed in a clash when "terrorists" tried to sneak into Iran’s West ...

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System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

Award-winning metal band System of a Down say they are grateful for an outpour of support after they released their first single in 15 years for ...

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Palestinian Hadid sisters unfollow Kim Kardashian 'over Armenia-Azerbaijan feud'

Gigi and Bella Hadid unfollowed Kim Kardashian after she tried to get clarity on their position on the current Armenia-Azerbaijan ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

Macron demands Turkey explain 'jihadists' in <em>Azerbaijan</em>

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Macron demands Turkey explain 'jihadists' in Azerbaijan

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces intensified their shelling on Thursday as Macron said jihadist militants had been deployed to Nagorno Karabakh ...

Turkey says will send support to <em>Azerbaijan</em> if requested

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Turkey says will send support to Azerbaijan if requested

Ankara has denied accusations it is already involved in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia but has said it will send military ...

Armenia and <em>Azerbaijan</em>: a decades-long bloody rivalry

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long bloody rivalry

A summary of the key issues surrounding Armenia and Azerbaijan's conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.

Iran Guards say three 'US-linked infiltrators' killed

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Iran Guards say three 'US-linked infiltrators' killed

Three gunmen with links to the United States that allegedly attempted to infiltrate Iran were killed on Monday, authorities in the Islamic ...

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long and volatile rivalry

Armenia and Azerbaijan are two republics that have been locked in decades of fighting.

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Dozen Iranian footballers test positive for Covid-19

Twelve Iranian football players from two seperate teams have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Iran says still in first wave of virus outbreak

The Islamic republic has struggled to contain Covid-19 since it reported its first cases - two deaths - in the Shia holy city of Qom in late ...

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Iran coronavirus death toll tops 9,500

The Islamic republic's official figures have shown an upward trajectory in new cases of infection since early May.

Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

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Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

Three Iranian guards were killed near the Iraqi border.

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Amnesty: Iran inmates killed in coronavirus jail protests

Iranian security forces killed more than 30 prisoners during protests over COVID-19 safety fears, according to Amnesty International.

Quake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

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Quake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:23 am (0553 GMT), was near the Iranian village of Habash-e Olya, less than 10 kilometres (six ...

Iran Revolutionary Guards say strike 'terrorists' in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Iran Revolutionary Guards say strike 'terrorists' in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have struck an Iranian armed opposition group in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

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