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Escalatory moves could jeopardise any progress made at Vienna talks between world powers and Iran, a diplomat has warned.

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

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Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

Cairo says that new outlets constructed by Ethiopia on its Great Renaissance Dam will severely restrict the flow of Nile waters, causing harm to Egypt and Sudan.

Germany plans Afghanistan withdrawal by 4 July

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Germany plans Afghanistan withdrawal by 4 July

Following a similar announcement by the US, Germany has said that it will also withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.

Germany plans Afghanistan withdrawal from 4 July

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Germany plans Afghanistan withdrawal from 4 July

Following a similar announcement by the US, Germany has said that it will also withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.

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Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish a friendship group' between Turkey and Egypt.

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Egypt PM visits Tripoli as relations warm

The Egyptian premier's trip, at the head of a delegation of 11 ministers, was the first such visit to Tripoli since the installation of Libya's ...

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Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed

Ankara's top diplomat said that after consultations with Doha, the UN and Washington, Turkey decided there was 'no need to rush' the ...

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EU diplomat warns 'hard work' to save Iran deal

EU chief negotiator Enrique Mora hailed said 'ongoing challenges' remained in saving the landmark 2015 Iran deal.

Representing MENA artists in the UK

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Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

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Merkel party leadership backs Laschet as Germany chancellor candidate

Angela Merkel's party early staunchly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate for Germany's elections.

Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear <em>talks</em>

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Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

Germany wants to protect Afghan staff by offering refuge

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Germany wants to protect Afghan staff by offering refuge

As Germany is also withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan this year, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to offer protection for ...

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

Iran seemingly denies Saudi <em>talks</em>, Israel fears JCPOA return

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting stage'.

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Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

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Greece FM in Egypt amid Cairo-Ankara 'normalisation'

Greece and Egypt's foreign ministers hold talks on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

Super League announcement opens unprecedented conflict in European football

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Super League announcement opens unprecedented conflict in European football

A planned breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs and backed by US investment bank JPMorgan was ...

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Russia says Navalny to be transferred to prison hospital

Russia's prison service said Monday that hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would be transferred to a hospital for inmates.

Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

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Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi praised the readiness of Iraqi forces to assume the anti-IS combat role when coalition troops leave.

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

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Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

The removal of US troops in Afghanistan will take place before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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