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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be joined by the country's military chief for talks in Israel on Monday

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will further his outreach to Africa next week, as he visits two African nations as well as a BRICS summit.

Russia looks to coordinate Syrian refugee returns

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Russia looks to coordinate Syrian refugee returns

Beirut has embraced a Russian proposal looking to return Syrian refugees in coordination with the US and setting up monitoring groups in Jordan and Lebanon.

Palestinian Authority: Trump's 'Deal of the Century is thwarted'

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Palestinian Authority: Trump's 'Deal of the Century is thwarted'

The Palestinian Authority has thwarted Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century' as Ramallah and Washington tensions continue to rise.

France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

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France, Russia send first joint humanitarian aid to Syria

A Russian military cargo plane carrying 50 tons of medical aid and humanitarian supplies as part of a joint French-Russian initiative left ...

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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

Russia, a staunch backer of the brutal Assad regime, has put forward plans to the US to return Syrian refugees to their war-torn home.

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

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'No change' in US Syria mission after Trump-Putin summit

There were indications of an arrangement for the US and Russia to work together and with Israel to support a ceasefire in southern Syria.

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

'Russia poses threat': White House refutes Trump

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'Russia poses threat': White House refutes Trump

The White House has refuted Trump's response to reporters when asked if Russia is still targeting the US, saying that the country still poses a ...

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Trump and <em>Putin</em> agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

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Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin ...

Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

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Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

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Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

'It is not good for us or for the world, but they have riots in all their cities,' Trump told Fox News.

<em>Putin</em> declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

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Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

Football legend and longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause Diego Maradona has told PA President Mahmoud Abbas 'I am Palestinian' during a short encounter in Moscow.

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Trump declares NATO stronger with allies 'agreeing to pay'

Ahead of a tense summit with Russia's Putin, Trump has declared that NATO has never been strong after a week of slamming US allies.

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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Syrian regime targeting Idlib 'would destroy Astana peace efforts'

Turkey has reportedly warned that a Syrian offensive on rebel-held Idlib would "completely destroy" deals brokered during Astana talks.

Abbas meets <em>Putin</em>, expresses concern over US decisions

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Abbas meets Putin, expresses concern over US decisions

The leaders discussed the Jerusalem embassy move and Trump's so-called "deal of the century".

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No US 'permission' needed to stay in Syria: Tehran

A senior adviser to Iran's ayatollah said Tehran has no intention to leave Syria and 'won't heed' Washington's demand to do so.

Israel strikes Syrian posts after drone incursion

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Israel strikes Syrian posts after drone incursion

The airstrikes hit the southwestern Quneitra province that borders on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Syrian regime claims Israeli missiles blocked near Occupied Golan

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Syrian regime claims Israeli missiles blocked near Occupied Golan

Israeli missiles were reportedly fired in Syria near the occupied Golan Heights and blocked by the regime's air defence system

<em>Putin</em> set to meet Netanyahu and Iranian official

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Putin set to meet Netanyahu and Iranian official

Israeli prime minister is set to meet with the Russian president to discuss Iran's presence in Syria.

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