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The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

Taliban shun Afghanistan talks until foreign forces go

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Taliban shun Afghanistan talks until foreign forces go

The militants declared their stance on talks in Turkey after it emerged that Washington would withdraw its forces five months later than previously agreed in a deal with the Taliban.

SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

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EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

EU leaders will consider diplomatic and economic incentives to encourage improving ties with Turkey.

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Blinken leaves NATO allies waiting on US Afghan decision

As Washington weighs its options with regards to Afghanistan, NATO's chief said any decision to withdraw from the country depended on progress ...

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EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

EU chiefs discussed a "possible visit" to Turkey after next week's European summit, as the two sides look to mend ties.

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Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

In a surprise announcement, Ashraf Ghani dismissed two leading ministers charged with the country's faltering security

Former Tunisia PM to attend UAE-Israel conference

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Former Tunisia PM to attend UAE-Israel conference

Tunisia has refused to follow in the footsteps of the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco and normalise ties with Israel.

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EU chiefs to hold video call with Turkey's Erdogan

European Union leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will hold video talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, ...

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.

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Cyprus <em>peace</em> group condemns arrests over 'Love Erdogan' sign

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Cyprus peace group condemns arrests over 'Love Erdogan' sign

Turkish Cypriot activists were arrested in breakaway northern Cyprus, after the local youth wing of Turkey's ruling AKP party complained to ...

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians the fresh leadership they so desire, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

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NATO holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

NATO defence ministers held their first talks since US President Joe Biden took office, with the future of the organisation's 9,600-strong ...

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NATO eyes post-Trump reset as Afghanistan call looms

NATO defence ministers meet for their first talks since US President Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump.

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Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

The UK and Cyprus have discussed efforts to revive talks that seek to reunify the Mediterranean island.

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

Kamal Afzali

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

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Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

Pope Francis told the countries' leaders to do more to bring peace and stability to their nations.

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

Sudan, Ethiopia start border talks one week after clash

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Sudan, Ethiopia start border talks one week after clash

Talks to demarcate the border between Sudan and Ethiopia started talks on Tuesday, just a week after deadly clashes in the disputed area.

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