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Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Israel's Covid-19 medical aid to Jordan marks an improvement in recent tense relations between the two countries.

Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

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Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

Greece and Egypt's foreign ministers hold talks on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Erdogan defends minister after <em>spat</em> with Greece

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Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

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Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

Amman's request for additional River Jordan water went unfulfilled for weeks.

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

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France rebukes China envoy over 'unacceptable' tweets

Ambassador Lu issued 'insults and threats' against French lawmakers as the EU imposed sanctions on Xinjiang officials.

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

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Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

Netanyahu fuelled speculation that more Gulf states were planning to normalise ties with Israel.

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UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

Emirati officials have been facilitating negotiations between Pakistan and India, officials say.

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

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Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

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UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

Netanyahu says row with Jordan over UAE trip settled

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Netanyahu says row with Jordan over UAE trip settled

Israeli PM Netanyahu said that a row with Jordan over the use of its airspace, which caused the cancellation of his latest attempt to visit the ...

Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

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Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants their countries to cooperate to fight terrorism.

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

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Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

Turkey’s president has accused his opponents of saying that he was responsible for the deaths of 13 police officers.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the GCC ...

Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

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Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

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Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

The softened rhetoric surrounding the three-year dispute comes amid Riyadh-led efforts to resolve the crisis.

US planning to close last consulates in Russia

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US planning to close last consulates in Russia

The US will close its consulate in the far eastern city of Vladivostok and suspend operations at its post in Yekaterinburg.

Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

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Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

Three sailors were detained after a Bahraini vessel breached Qatar's territorial waters on Saturday, authorities confirmed.

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