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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hoped that Sudan recognises Israel.

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

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Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

The trial of Omar al-Bashir and others over a 1989 coup heard defence arguments dismissing charges of illegal use of military force.

Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

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I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

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Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

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Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

Russia's FM said said countries 'cannot dally' in finding mechanisms to verify the ceasefire and help end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

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Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

Pro-reunification moderate Mustafa Akinci will face Ankara-backed nationalist Ersin Tatar in the race for the Turkish Cypriot presidency, which ...

Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

The election in the breakaway TRNC that is recognised only by Ankara.

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the ...

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.

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US senators call for sanctions over Turkey's S-400 test

The Republican and Democratic senators have called for the Trump administration to impose sanctions amid reports Turkey will test the Russian ...

ICC court appeals judges uphold detention of Darfur suspect

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ICC court appeals judges uphold detention of Darfur suspect

A hearing on whether prosecution evidence is strong enough to merit a full trial is scheduled to begin on December 7.

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Turkish, Greek FMs hold first talks since Mediterranean tensions

The talks were held the sidelines of a security forum in Slovakia's capital Bratislava.

Mali junta frees deposed political and military figures

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Mali junta frees deposed political and military figures

Former prime minister Boubou Cisse was among those released on Wednesday.

Turkish Cypriot FM quits in protest

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Turkish Cypriot FM quits in protest

Kudret Ozersay announced his resignation in protest at the nationalist prime minister's decision to reopen the Greek Cypriot resort of Varosha.

North Cyprus to open disputed town with Turkish backing

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North Cyprus to open disputed town with Turkish backing

Northern Cyprus authorities plan to open a coastal section of a disputed town with Turkey's support.

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