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A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which saw Italy turned them away

Italy new anti-immigration minister bans more migrant rescue boats

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Italy new anti-immigration minister bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.

Iran says cannot remain in nuclear deal without benefits

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Iran says cannot remain in nuclear deal without benefits

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will not be able to remain in the 2015 nuclear accord unless it benefits from the agreement's provisions.

Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

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Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

Lebanon's veteran Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that Iran and Hizballah will remain in Syria until the country regains its 'territorial ...

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UN Security Council backs Libya elections, without specifying date

A French-backed plan for general elections in Libya was backed by the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

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May expresses concern over Gaza, protesters slam Netanyahu's visit

Protesters gathered outside Downing Street ahead of the British Prime Minister's meeting with Netanyahu rejecting his visit.

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Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Aid workers helping people like Gassama also view Macron's gesture as a PR stunt that does not address tens of thousands more like him, writes ...

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Iran's nuclear enrichment 'flirting with red line', says France

The French Foreign Minister has echoed Macron's comments about Iran's decision to enrich its nuclear capacity should the deal fall through.

<em>Macron</em> warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

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Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of "conflict" in the standoff with Iran after Tehran announced plans to boost its ...

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Qatar 'stronger' after year-long Saudi-led boycott

Qatar's foreign minister has said his country is stronger than ever on the first anniversary of a bitter Gulf diplomatic rift.

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

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Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Israel's intelligence minister called on Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by ...

Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

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Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police jailed one of the country's most prominent cartoonists to serve out a 14 month sentence first handed down last year on charges of ...

London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

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London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

Safaa Boular plotted the grenade and gun attack in London after the authorities intervened to stop her travelling to Syria to marry an IS ...

Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

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Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

The German and Israeli leaders expressed deep differences over Iran, with Netanyahu casting dramatic predictions of religious wars and refugee ...

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Israel participates in first major NATO exercise near Russia

Several dozen Israeli paratroopers will take part in the Saber Strike 18 drill, despite NATO's chief saying the alliance would not protect it in the event of an Iran attack.

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Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

Binyamin Netanyahu headed to Europe on Monday, in a visit set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran.

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Russia snubs Saudi threats over Qatar military deal

Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the ...

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NATO will not intervene if Iran strikes Israel

NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said the organisation would not come to Israel's rescue if Iran decided to attack the state.

UAE moves closer to Russia as political plans collapse

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UAE moves closer to Russia as political plans collapse

The UAE is attempting to woo Russia with a visit by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to Moscow.

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Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

Saudi Arabia has threatened to launch military strikes on Gulf neighbour Qatar, according to French media reports.

Netanyahu prepares to push anti-Iran line on Europe tour

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Netanyahu prepares to push anti-Iran line on Europe tour

Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu is set to travel to Europe on Monday to counter efforts by world leaders to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

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Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

Turkey slams Macron's defence of Erdogan 'dictator' magazine cover

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Turkey slams Macron's defence of Erdogan 'dictator' magazine cover

Turkish PM Mevlut Cavusoglu has hit back at Emmanuel Macron on Twitter, following the French president's defence of Le Point Magazine's ...

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