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Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have exchanged letters in which they agreed to resume talks aimed at mending ties.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

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.

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

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Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official invitation but ...

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt ...

Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

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Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

Drivers who arrived at the Salwa border crossing in Saudi Arabia from the Qatari land crossing at Abu Samrah were welcomed with roses.

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power

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Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power

US President Donald Trump appealed for "healing and reconciliation" and pledged a smooth transition of power.

Turkey ready to normalise relations with France

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Turkey ready to normalise relations with France

Turkey announced it was ready to normalise relations with France.

Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

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Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

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US extends Iraq sanctions waiver for further 3 months

The US has granted Iraq a three-month extension to a sanctions waiver allowing it to import Iranian gas, an Iraqi official told AFP Monday.

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major ...

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Students protest rector appointed to head Istanbul university

Students see the appointment of Melih Bulu, a member of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, as a move to ...

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Iran says 20% uranium enrichment process started

An Iranian government official said that President Hassan Rouhani ordered the enrichment "in recent days", following a bill passed last month by ...

Ten hurt in Lebanon <em>gas</em> depot blast

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Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the ...

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Egypt signs oil, gas exploration deals worth $1 billion

The new agreements will allow the firms to conduct exploration in the eastern and western Mediterranean as well as the Red Sea.

Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

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Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

Ankara wants to mend its strained relations with the European Union this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakci said.

UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

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UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

The ruler of Dubai has submitted an ambitious plan to cut the UAE’s emission by a quarter by 2030 and implement a host of cleaner energy ...

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

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