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US and EU diplomats have said they won't respond to Iranian 'provocations'

Hit hard by coronavirus, Iran will mark the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution with parades featuring cars and motorcycles instead of traditional marches and rallies

Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

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Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

The minister's comments mark a rare occasion that a government official says Iran could reverse course on the nuclear program if sanctions are not lifted.

Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

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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.

Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

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Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official invitation but was willing to engage in talks.

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Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

Spanish ministers have revealed that diplomatic relations with Turkey are improving.

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Erdogan says Turkey wants to turn over new leaf

Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey wants to turn over a new leaf with the European Union.

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Turkey hopes to turn 'new page' with EU: Erdogan

Erdogan called for rescuing Turkish-European relations from "this vicious circle", adding that he hoped to "start again" in talks with the EU ...

Armenia says six fighters hurt in Karabakh truce violation

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Armenia says six fighters hurt in Karabakh truce violation

Armenia reported several hours of clashes on Saturday, including with heavy artillery, in the Hardut region of the disputed province, after ...

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Karabakh ceasefire breached, says Russian army

Russia's army reported a breach of the November ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

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Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

"Turkish unilateral and provocative activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are still taking place, including in Cyprus's exclusive economic ...

EU plans more sanctions against Turkey over Med drilling

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EU plans more sanctions against Turkey over Med drilling

EU leaders invited ministers to draw up a list of targets for "restrictive measures" in response to Turkey's gas exploration in waters claimed ...

EU weighs options as Turkey stand-off grinds on

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EU weighs options as Turkey stand-off grinds on

EU members are considering tougher options against Turkey.

Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks

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Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks

President Aoun told a US mediator that Lebanon wants the talks to succeed to "strengthen stability in the south" and allow investments in ...

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Turkey research ship return to port amid potential sanctions

Turkey's research ship has returned to port less than two before EU leaders will decide whether to slap further sanctions on Ankara.

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Mauritania and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

Mauritania and Algeria urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to uphold a three-decade-old ceasefire in disputed Western Sahara.

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Retiring Syria envoy says he hid Syria troop numbers

Soon-to-be former Syria envoy for the US, James Jeffrey has admitted that he and his team routinely misled Donald Trump about the number of US ...

Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

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Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

Morocco has announced operation in the Western Sahara in response to 'provocations' by the Polisario Front.

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Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

The Moscow-brokered agreement came after a string of Azerbaijani victories in its fight to retake the ethnic Armenian enclave.

Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

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Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

There will be no divergence of US policy regarding Syria, even under a Joe Biden presidency, a US envoy said.

Mass rally in Yemen's Taiz over Macron's anti-Islam remarks

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Mass rally in Yemen's Taiz over Macron's anti-Islam remarks

Thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz in support of Islam and its Prophet Muhammad on Saturday, amid rising tensions between Muslims and ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to new ceasefire

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to new ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan have again agreed to respect a "humanitarian ceasefire" in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after previous attempts to stem ...

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