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Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound in the battered Turkish lira.

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Turks attempt to humiliate US with belly-dancing Trump

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Turks attempt to humiliate US with belly-dancing Trump

Following the bitter spat between Turkey and the US which caused the lira to plummet, Erdogan's supporters got creative with their attacks aimed at ridiculing the US and Trump.

Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

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Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

A Turkish court rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a severe crisis in relations between Turkey ...

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Israel's Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett criticises Hamas truce

A key partner in the Israeli leader's coalition said that his party would oppose any agreement put forward for a long term truce with Hamas

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Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

Syrian media have reported that Damascus and Amman have struck a deal to return refugees back home to Syria.

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Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

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Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Elon Musk

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he was in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric ...

US seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back': Erdogan

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US seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back': Erdogan

The US is seeking to stab its NATO ally in the back, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Egyptian-French Marxist thinker Samir Amin dies in Paris

A leading Arab leftist thinker has died in Paris, with tributes coming from across the world praising the controversial figure

More Gaza violence 'inevitable', says Israeli defence minister

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More Gaza violence 'inevitable', says Israeli defence minister

Israel's defence minister said the next confrontation with Gaza is not a question of if, but when, in comments made amid international efforts ...

Asian, European stocks tumble as Turkish lira sinks further

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Asian, European stocks tumble as Turkish lira sinks further

The Turkish lira dropped eight percent on Monday, days after it lost 16 percent of its value when Washington doubled steel and aluminum tariffs.

Turkey ignores US pastor release deadline, lira plunges

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Turkey ignores US pastor release deadline, lira plunges

Turkey's economy continues to fall against the dollar as the US threatens Ankara with more sanctions if an American pastor is not ...

Mass arrests in Iran, as Khamenei blesses 'corruption clampdown'

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Mass arrests in Iran, as Khamenei blesses 'corruption clampdown'

A corruption clampdown has been launched in Iran, with 67 officials detained by officials.

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Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' amid economic war

Turkey's President Erdogan has blasted the US for choosing to compromise relations with a strategic ally over a pastor.

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Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks to buy the lira, as it plunges to record lows against the US dollar.

Usman Butt

Review: The Merchant of Syria

Book review: This is a compelling story about conflict and displacement, that teaches us about the importance of optimism, writes Usman Butt.

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Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir for third term candidacy

Sudan's ruling party has announced it has chosen President Omar al-Bashir to run for a third elected term in 2020, despite the constitution only ...

Gaza: Biggest flare-up since 2014 as Israel pounds enclave

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Gaza: Biggest flare-up since 2014 as Israel pounds enclave

Dozens of Palestinians were injured when Israel struck a cultural centre in Gaza alongside 200 'Hamas targets', while militants launched a ...

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Cost of Syria war destruction almost $400 billion: UN

The figure does not include the loss of competences and skilled labour, considered the "most important enablers of the Syrian economy".

Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

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Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

Talks mediated by the UN and Egypt over a deal to defuse tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in "advanced stages," according to a ...

Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

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Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

Egyptian politician threatens 'uprising', calls for referendum on Sisi

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Egyptian politician threatens 'uprising', calls for referendum on Sisi

Former diplomat Masoum Marzouk called for a referendum on Sisi's leadership, or otherwise face a popular uprising

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