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Qatar and Turkey have signed a number of economic agreements.

Several people were given life sentences for their part in the failed coup of 2016.

Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two years, in exchange for three Iranians imprisoned abroad.

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval <em>base</em> in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to become one of the country's most feared figures.

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UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Around 32,000 people have already fled the conflict-stricken Tigray region, the UN refugee agency said.

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Azerbaijan troops enter first district handed over by Armenia

Azerbaijani troops entered the Aghdam district, one of three handed back to Baku in a Russian-brokered peace deal with Armenia.

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

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Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

Israeli warplanes killed ten Syrian and foreign fighters in strikes that hit Iranian targets in Syria.

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

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Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had ...

US moves F-16 fighter jets from Germany to UAE

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US moves F-16 fighter jets from Germany to UAE

A squadron of US fighter jets have made their way from Germany to the UAE.

Putin approves new Russian naval facility in Sudan

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Putin approves new Russian naval facility in Sudan

In a decree published on Monday, Putin approved the government proposal to set up a naval logistics hub in Sudan.

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US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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Lebanon denies release of US journalist kidnapped in Syria

The Lebanese army has formally denied the release of journalist Austin Tice, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

Russia to set up strategic naval <em>base</em> in Sudan

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Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

Russia has plans to set up a naval base in Sudan, as the country expands its reach further into Africa.

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UN expert calls for Qatar rivals to lift sanctions

"The measures isolated Qatar from its neighbours and limited substantially its access to the wider world, given its location."

Trump fires defence chief Esper

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

Russian <em>military</em> helicopter shot down in Armenia, two dead

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Russian military helicopter shot down in Armenia, two dead

Two crew members onboard a Russian military helicopter were killed when it was shot down near the border with Azerbaijan.

British soldier 'faked' act of bravery against Taliban: report

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British soldier 'faked' act of bravery against Taliban: report

Sergeant Deacon Cutterham expected to make up to £120,000 auctioning his collection of medals on Thursday, which include the Conspicuous ...

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