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Taliban killed at least 25 Afghan security forces in the northeast of the country.

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ranging from civil aviation to agriculture.

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Hamas says declined request to join 'Abraham Accords' <em>talks</em>

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Hamas says declined request to join 'Abraham Accords' talks

Saleh al-Arouri, a prominent leader of Hamas, reportedly said the organisation had declined a US request for dialogue on The Abraham Accords.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues ...

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

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US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

The Taliban have promised to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after violence raised questions about the validity of peace ...

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Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

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Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed after two military helicopters collided amid fighting in southern Afghanistan.

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical <em>talks</em>?

Dario Sabaghi

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

In-depth: For the first time in 30 years, Lebanon and Israel will hold talks to resolve the disputed maritime border between the two ...

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

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Sudan’s PM sacks provincial governor after deadly protests

Abdalla Hamdok fired Saleh Ammar, the newly appointed governor of Kassala province, after protests against his appointment turned deadly

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Turkey calls for four-way talks on Karabakh with Russia

'Since Russia is on Armenia's side and we, Turkey, support Azerbaijan, let's meet as a foursome to discuss resolving these problems,' said ...

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

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Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

Afghanistan's interior minister issued Kabul police with a shoot-to-kill order in a bid to control any escalation in violent crime as US forces ...

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Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

Greece has called Turkey's decision to send a seismic research ship back to disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean 'a direct threat to ...

Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

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Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the ...

Palestinian president hosts <em>talks</em> with World Jewish Congress head

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Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

Mahmoud Abbas invited Ron Lauder to Ramallah for talks on 'a range of issues regarding Palestine and the Middle East'.

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

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