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A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

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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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

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Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned racist white nationalist graffiti found in two US states.

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Israelis express hope and concern after Biden’s inauguration

As President Biden starts his term in office, Israelis are wondering what the future holds for Israel-US relations.

Turkey on charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

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Turkey on charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

Mevlut Cavusoglu and Josep Borrell have met to discuss Turkey's EU membership and issues related to the eastern Mediterranean.

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US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

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Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

The two Muslim-majority nations were 'next in line' to normalise ties with Israel, two senior officials said this week.

Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

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Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his ...

Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

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Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

Italian prosecutors requested a trial for four Egyptian security officers for the killing of student Giulio Regeni.

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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

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France refuses to apologise to Algeria for colonialism

The French President's office said there will be "no apologies" but that Macron intends instead to make "symbolic acts" aimed at emphasising ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

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Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

The US has arrested an Iranian academic on charges of acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.

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UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

Assaf Kaplan reportedly began working as a “social listening and organizing manager” for the Labour Party in December.

Turkey vaccinates one million people in first week

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Turkey vaccinates one million people in first week

Turkey has confronted the covid-19 crisis by vaccinating one million people in just one week.

Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic <em>relations</em> – statement

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Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic relations – statement

A statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that Qatar and Egypt have agreed to resume diplomatic relations following a three ...

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

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