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The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups met in Saudi Arabia.

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with increasing intensity on ending the deadly civil war in Syria.

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

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Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back at the YPG

Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

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Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

Iranian president criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia in its crimes against Yemen describing them as "worn-out and ...

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

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Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab states: minister

An Israeli minister said on Sunday that Tel Aviv had secret ties with "many" Arab states, further fuelling speculation of closer links to Saudi Arabia over common enemy Iran.

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Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi conference on ...

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

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Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi, says defence chief

Israel's army chief Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot said it was ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face common rival Iran, although the ...

Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

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Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

Russian President Putin is to host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the first such three-way summit between the trio to reach a solution to ...

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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the ...

Nuclear deal is 'non-negotiable,' Iran tells France

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Nuclear deal is 'non-negotiable,' Iran tells France

Iran reiterates its no negotiation stance on the 2015 nuclear deal following remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron.

<em>Rouhani</em> warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

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Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of ...

What will Hariri's shock resignation mean for Lebanon?

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What will Hariri's shock resignation mean for Lebanon?

Comment: The resignation of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri is the latest escalation in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, writes Henri ...

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Putin hails Syria war 'cooperation' in Iran visit

Putin met with Iran's leadership on Wednesday in Tehran, wher the two allies of Syria's regime discussed a peace deal in the war-torn country and boosting economic ties.

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Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

Putin is to hold separate talks with Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as Russia and Iran cooperate on a range of ...

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Iran's president 'turned down' a meeting with Donald Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani turned down a meeting with President Donald Trump during his visit to New York to attend the United ...

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'Iran will continue to produce missiles,' says President Rouhani

Iran's President Rouhani said Tehran will continue to produce missiles despite US pressure to halt, insisting the programme does not ...

Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

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Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

An Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his ...

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Iran's 'alternative Facebook' shuts down after years of censorship

Iran's 'alternative Facebook' site Cloob has completely shut down its services after struggling with years of censorship.

France's Macron 'considers' Iran trip after <em>Rouhani</em> invite

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France's Macron 'considers' Iran trip after Rouhani invite

French President Macron is considering a visit to Iran after speaking to his Iranian counterpart as US President Donald Trump said he was ...

Israel, Saudi Arabia show support for Trump's Iran strategy Israel, Saudi Arabia show support for Trump's Iran strategy

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Israel, Saudi Arabia show support for Trump's Iran strategy

Israel and Saudi Arabia both showed their support to US President Donald Trump on Friday after he refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear ...

US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's <em>Rouhani</em> US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani

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US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani spoke in a televised address after Trump gave a much anticipated White House speech in which he "decertified" ...

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