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Sudan did not give in to US "blackmail" when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel, the African nation's top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said on Monday.

The Hamas delegation was headed by Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas' political wing.

Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

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Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has appointed an Italian priest as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

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Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

Turkey's small ethnic Armenian community are facing rising hate speech as Ankara backs Azerbaijan in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

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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.

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

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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 involved in ...

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Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

Donald Trump's tweet about an Afghan withdrawal might have given the Taliban a boost.

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

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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 countries.

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

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

Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

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Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

Hezbollah has said that maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel due to take place next week have ‘absolutely nothing to do with any ...

Lebanon, Israel to hold to discuss maritime border disputes

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Lebanon, Israel to hold to discuss maritime border disputes

The two sides will hold their first maritime dispute talks in 30 years.

Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

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Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

Saeb Erakat, the General Secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, called on Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit to resign after ...

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan amid talks

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Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan amid talks

Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan's chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his ...

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Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

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Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have resumed ...

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Hamas, Fatah meet in Turkey for reconciliation talks

Tuesday's talks come after UAE, Bahrain signed US-brokered agreements to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

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 ...

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

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Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

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.

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