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Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this month.

Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Australia on Friday amid reports she was detained after Iranian authorities discovered she was in a relationship with an Israeli citizen.

Australian academic freed in Iran hails 'traumatic ordeal' end

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Australian academic freed in Iran hails 'traumatic ordeal' end

An Australian-British academic freed by Iran said her release ended a "long and traumatic ordeal".

Brother of Yemen president listed for next <em>prisoner</em> swap

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming ...

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

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Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

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Main points of Nagorno-Karabakh 'peace deal'

The two sides will maintain positions in the territories they currently hold, a gain for Azerbaijan after it reclaimed some over 15 percent of lost territory.

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Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

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'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

The United Nations said innocent Yemenis are still dying because of the brutal conflict, which has since the end of September killed at least ...

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

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

Yemen <em>prisoner</em> swap sees scores more freed

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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.

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Hard-won Yemen prisoner swap gets under way

A prison exchange between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have begun.

Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

4,000 Afghan prisoners launch hunger strike

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4,000 Afghan prisoners launch hunger strike

The largest prison in Afghanistan is witnessing a mass protest by detainees that launched a hunger strike.

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Yemen <em>prisoner</em> swap agreed: government, rebel sources

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Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

The government and the rebel Houthis have agreed to exchanged some 1,000 prisoners.

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Iran 'ready' to swap all prisoners with US: FM

Tehran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said in an address to the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday.

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Yemen prisoner swap talks postponed to Friday

If realised, the UN-sponsored prison exchange deal would be the largest since Yemen's war erupted in 2014.

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Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

Yemen's warring sides will met in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners.

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How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

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Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

A delegation led by General Ahmed Abdel Khalek, Palestinian affairs chief in the Egyptian intelligence service, has shuttled between the two ...

Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

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Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

The main issues to be addressed by the peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators.

Bombing targets Afghan soldier's wedding ahead of peace talks

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Bombing targets Afghan soldier's wedding ahead of peace talks

At least two civilians and two army personnel died in the attack in the remote province of Khost, with 13 reportedly injured.

Afghan govt negotiators leave for peace talks with Taliban

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Afghan govt negotiators leave for peace talks with Taliban

'We are going to Doha to tell the Taliban that you cannot succeed by force,' said Abdul Hafiz Mansour, a member of the Afghan government ...

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