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Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair agreed to begin normalising ties.

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new government.

Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

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Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian anti-fascist song, reports confirmed.

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Turkey declares 'Mission Accomplished' in battle against coronavirus

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Turkey declares 'Mission Accomplished' in battle against coronavirus

A Turkish official has declared 'Mission Accomplished' in the country's battle against its Covid-19 outbreak.

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Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

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Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

India's policy on the decades-old drug, used to prevent malaria and treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, drastically changed following remarks ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

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Private UAE jet repatriated Israelis stranded in Morocco: report

The allegations made by Israel’s Channel 12 cement the notion of the rapid normalising relations between Israel and the UAE.

Netanyahu inaugurates Israel unity government with renewed annexation pledge

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Netanyahu inaugurates Israel unity government with renewed annexation pledge

The Israeli premier said it is 'time to' annex settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-hit foreign workers

Lebanon has begun organizing return trips for migrant workers wishing to return to their countries of origin amid a biting economic ...

Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

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Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

UN relief agencies have been instructed to stop funding the work of private charities transporting instrumental medical equipment from Iraq into ...

Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

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Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass asked Ankara to conceal the delivery of 2 million masks to the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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Turkey lifts ban on export of medical equipment

Turkey lifted restrictions on the export of medical supplies to facilitate sales to countries facing equipment shortages during the pandemic.

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NATO withholds key information on Taliban attacks: watchdog

NATO's US-led mission in Afghanistan is reportedly withholding key information about Taliban attacks as the US prepares to slash its troop ...

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

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EPL's concerns over Saudi piracy loom over Newcastle takeover

The American government confirmed on Wednesday in its annual report on "notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy" that Saudi Arabia would ...

Iran ships '6.8 million barrels' of oil to Syria

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Iran ships '6.8 million barrels' of oil to Syria

Following US sanctions, the Syrian regime has received roughly 2 million barrels of crude from staunch regional ally Iran every month. In recent ...

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo to 'revive' JCPOA 'to justify renewing Iran sanctions'

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Pompeo to 'revive' JCPOA 'to justify renewing Iran sanctions'

The US Secretary of State appears to have gone back in time and will push to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, even though his president ...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vow 'decisive response' to US threat

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards vow 'decisive response' to US threat

US President Donald Trump earlier this week said he had ordered the Navy to 'shoot down' any Iranian ships 'harassing' US vessels.

US zeroes in on Soleimani replacement in Iraq

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US zeroes in on Soleimani replacement in Iraq

The United States is combing Iraq for any information about Muhammad Kawtharani, the general who took over Soleimani's operations in the country.

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