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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's irrigation minister for saying Addis Ababa had 'cheated' Egypt.

The US highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the aftermath of the US invasion in 2001.

Turkish minister in Libya for defence cooperation <em>talks</em>

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Turkish minister in Libya for defence cooperation talks

The talks covered defence and security training programmes under a deal signed by Tripoli and Ankara in November last year, a statement ...

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

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Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

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Five countries negotiate compensation from Iran on downed plane

Five countries whose nationals died when Iran's armed forces shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane will negotiate with Tehran regarding ...

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Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

A Canadian engineer who was detained for over a year without charges in Egypt has been released.

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Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

A number of popular retail shops in Lebanon announced temporary closures as the country grapples with its financial crisis.

Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

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Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

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Turkish President Erdogan visits Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a one-day visit to Qatar.

Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between Libyan ...

Taliban maintain ties to Al-Qaeda affiliate: Pentagon

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Taliban maintain ties to Al-Qaeda affiliate: Pentagon

The Taliban have continued to work with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the US Defense Department said in a report.

UN's ex-Libya envoy slams 'hypocrisy' of Security Council members

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UN's ex-Libya envoy slams 'hypocrisy' of Security Council members

The United Nations' former Libya envoy Ghassan Salame announced his resignation in March, citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking ...

Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

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Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump's ...

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Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

The surprise visit from the Greek offical is the latest sign of deepening ties between Athens and Haftar

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

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Israeli FM casts doubt on annexation

“I don’t know what will be. I’m not a prophet,” Gabi Ashkenazi told Israel’s Army Radio.

Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

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Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Netanyahu made the comments shortly after wrapping up talks with White House envoy Avi Berkowitz and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel ...

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Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

Turkey has lifted its veto on a NATO defence plan Poland and the Baltic states, officials confirmed.

Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans

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Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans

The State Department has warned the Taliban against targeting Americans in the country, amid outrage over alleged Russian rewards to attack US ...

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold <em>talks</em> on Syria

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Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold talks on Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran have been holding talks on Syria via the Astana process.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

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