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Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political opponents.

The US envoy to Moscow will return to Washington for consultations.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

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Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

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Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

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US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation.

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Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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Sudan invites Ethiopia, Egypt to Nile dam summit

Egypt and Ethiopia have been invited for talks by Sudan to discuss the ongoing disagreements related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Biden offer hailed in Moscow as win for Putin

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Biden offer hailed in Moscow as win for Putin

Following the announcement that Biden has offered to meet with Putin, Russia is declaring this as a first round victory.

Taliban shun Afghanistan talks until foreign forces go

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Taliban shun Afghanistan talks until foreign forces go

The militants declared their stance on talks in Turkey after it emerged that Washington would withdraw its forces five months later than ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' Erdogan remarks

Turkey summoned the Italian ambassador to Ankara to protest remarks made by the European country's prime minister on Thursday.

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Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan a dictator amid tensions over the so-called 'sofagate' ...

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

Qatar's Sheikha Asma eyes record with Everest expedition

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Qatar's Sheikha Asma eyes record with Everest expedition

Sheikha Asma Al Thani hopes to climb Mount Everest this month as part of an expedition.

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

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EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

EU leaders will consider diplomatic and economic incentives to encourage improving ties with Turkey.

Blinken leaves NATO allies waiting on US Afghan decision

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Blinken leaves NATO allies waiting on US Afghan decision

As Washington weighs its options with regards to Afghanistan, NATO's chief said any decision to withdraw from the country depended on progress ...

Putin denounces 'confrontational' EU stance on Russia

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Putin denounces 'confrontational' EU stance on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the European Union had a "confrontational" stance after having had a phone call with European Council ...

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