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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran.

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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

White House says Turkey's retaliatory <em>sanctions</em> 'regrettable'

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White House says Turkey's retaliatory sanctions 'regrettable'

The US press secretary defends Washington's initial sanctions against Turkey, saying they were 'out of national security interest'.

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

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.

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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 ...

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Trump's pro-Israel "superhawk" security aide to visit Tel Aviv

Washington's National Security Advisor and pro-Israel "superhawk" John Bolton is set to visit Israel for discussions next week, the White House ...

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Turkey to increase tariffs on US products

Ankara announced a decision to increase tariffs on American products as tensions between the two countries continue.

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 ...

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Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel resolved a funding dispute last minute threatening their ability to host Eurovision 2019, with the broadcaster paying the guarantee hours ...

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.

30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

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30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

IS still has up to 30,000 members in Syria and Iraq and its global network, along with that of al-Qaeda, poses a rising threat, according to an ...

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

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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.

Netanyahu: Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake

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Netanyahu: Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake

Netanyahu "half-apologised" after an American Jewish journalist was interrogated at Tel Aviv airport.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei rebuffs Trump's offer of talks

Iran's leader has rejected an offer from US President Donald Trump to restart negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.

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Iran unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

The country's missile programme is a major bone of contention with the US, but Iran sees it as vital to its security and defence.

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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.

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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 ...

Iraq's Abadi cancels trip to Iran following Tehran anger

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Iraq's Abadi cancels trip to Iran following Tehran anger

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a trip to Iran next week, after Tehran was reportedly angered by the premier's stance on US ...

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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.

Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

Iraq's Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey amid US tensions

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Iraq's Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey amid US tensions

Iraq's leader Haider al-Abadi will visit Turkey and Iran, amid the two countries' recent tensions with the US.

Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' amid economic war

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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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