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Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff in four years.

The two Muslim-majority nations were 'next in line' to normalise ties with Israel, two senior officials said this week.

Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

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Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

The Kremlin dismissed Western calls to release top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and deplored his cries for mass demonstrations.

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

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Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

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Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts to impeach ...

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Twitter removes 'dehumanising' Chinese embassy tweet on Uighur women

The tweet, posted on Thursday, drew widespread condemnation for claiming that Uighur women have had their minds "emancipated" and are ...

Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

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Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

High-profile public figures have been targeted in a recent wave of violence in Afghanistan.

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

Israel arrests elderly Palestinian who used slingshot in clashes

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Israel arrests elderly Palestinian who used slingshot in clashes

Said Arma became an icon of West Bank protests after a video circulated showing him wearing the traditional Palestinian Keffiyeh and robe using ...

UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the ...

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

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Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

The once-mighty presidential aide was long seen as the real power running the North African country after his brother suffered a debilitating ...

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

Sindh High Court found "no valid reason" for the continued detention of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-defendants, said a ...

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

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Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

Indonesian Muslim groups and pro-Palestine NGOs have slammed the prospect of normalising ties with Israel.

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Morocco signs 'normalisation' agreement with Israel

A normalisation agreement between Israel and Morocco was signed in the presence of the king as well as an Israeli delegation headed by Donald ...

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

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Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Kushner lands in Rabat on first Israel-Morocco direct flight

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Kushner lands in Rabat on first Israel-Morocco direct flight

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner landed in Rabat on Tuesday on the first first direct commercial flight between Israel and ...

Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

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Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the ...

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