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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 Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

Saudi Arabia rejected all calls for dialogue: Iran FM

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Saudi Arabia rejected all calls for dialogue: Iran FM

In an interview with a reformist newspaper, Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of diplomatic efforts with Saudi Arabia and his career as Iran’s top diplomat.

Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

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Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

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Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

Italian prosecutors requested a trial for four Egyptian security officers for the killing of student Giulio Regeni.

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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

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Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

The US has arrested an Iranian academic on charges of acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.

China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

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US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

Joe Biden's upcoming administration will review categorising Houthi rebels as terrorists.

Israel issues tenders for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog

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Israel issues tenders for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog

Israel issued tenders for 2,500 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a watchdog said.

Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

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Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's ...

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Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

The Polisario Front said that it was willing to join talks on the Western Sahara's future, but would not lay down its arms.

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

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Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against ...

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Morocco awards Trump for role in Israel normalisation deal

Morocco awarded President Donald Trump, Chief White House Adviser Jared Kushner and the US’ Middle East Envoy Avi Berkowitz for their role in ...

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

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Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught <em>relations</em>

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.

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