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    Erdogan says Cyprus made up of ‘two separate states’

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 10:21pm on November 15, 2020

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on a controversial visit to the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus Sunday that talks about the divided island should aim for...

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    Iran mocks Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command killed in Tehran report

    Agence France-Presse .  Tehran | Updated at 06:38pm on November 14, 2020

    Iran on Saturday dismissed a United States newspaper report that Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command was killed in Tehran by Israeli agents as ‘made-up information’ and denied the...

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    Al-Qaeda’s number 2 secretly killed in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:41pm on November 14, 2020

    Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, indicted in the US for the 1998 bombings of its embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, was secretly killed in Iran in August, The...

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    Saudi prince vows ‘iron fist’ against extremists

    Agence France-Presse .Riyadh | Updated at 10:48am on November 13, 2020

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged on Thursday to strike extremists with an ‘iron fist’, after a bombing against a gathering of Western diplomats...

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    Bahrain’s crown prince appointed new PM

    Agence France-Presse . Manama | Updated at 12:45am on November 13, 2020

    Bahrain’s crown prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, was appointed prime minister on Wednesday after the death of his great uncle, who had held the...

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    Saudi king Salman seeks 'firm stance' against Iran

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 08:07pm on November 12, 2020

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged world powers Thursday to take a ‘firm stance’ against its arch-rival Iran, as expectations mount that US President-elect Joe Biden...

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    Palestinians mourn loss of icon Saeb Erekat

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 05:37pm on November 11, 2020

    Palestinians on Wednesday mourned their veteran negotiator Saeb Erekat, who died aged 65 of COVID-19 complications, amid cautious hope the stalled peace process with Israel...

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    Several hurt in non-Muslim cemetery bomb blast in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 05:23pm on November 11, 2020

    Several people were wounded Wednesday in a bomb attack at a World War I commemoration ceremony attended by European diplomats at a non-Muslim cemetery in...

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    World’s longest serving PM of Bahrain dies

    Agency France-Presse. Manama | Updated at 03:45pm on November 11, 2020

    Bahrain’s prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the world’s longest-serving prime minister who had held the post since independence in 1971, died Wednesday at the age...

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    Biden may change course on Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:29pm on November 09, 2020

    Joe Biden has promised a change in US policy on Iran, but the president-elect’s room for manoeuvre with the Islamic republic is narrow, and time...