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Political activist proposes EU-based model for Turkic states in Asia, Europe

The world's Turkic states should come together and join forces similar to the EU, an Azerbaijani academic and political activist told Anadolu Agency in...
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India woos Iran to keep China away from Chabahar port

India seems to have grown uneasy over the growing closeness between Iran and China, as the two countries hold negotiations to finalize a 25-year...
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Kuwait jails Pakistani actor for 2 years over ‘immoral’ video

A criminal court in Kuwait has sentenced the Pakistani actor Farhan Al Ali for two years over an immoral video posted on his social...
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Pompeo insists US to enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday the United States will enforce new "UN" sanctions on Iran starting next week, despite overwhelming consensus that...
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Op-ed: Saudi gestures signal kingdom’s endorsement of Arab rapprochement with Israel

The odds are that Saudi Arabia is not about to formalize relations with Israel. But the kingdom, with its image tarnished by multiple missteps,...
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Israeli jets bomb helpless Gaza as UAE, Bahrain sign peace deal with Tel Aviv

Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday after militants fired rockets through the night, overshadowing the signing of landmark normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates...
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UN chief: Israel deals opportunity for two-state solution

Recently inked normalization deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab states pose an opportunity for headway on achieving a two-state solution, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...
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Cavit Cetin Guner aka Dogan Alp of Ertugrul arrives in Pakistan

Turkish actor, Cavit Guner, also known as Dogan Alp from the famous Turkish series Dirilis Ertugrul has reached the federal capital of Pakistan- Islamabad...
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Trump believes Saudi Arabia to follow UAE and Bahrain in normalizing Israeli ties

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he believes Saudi Arabia will follow Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in fully normalizing relations with...
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Israel establishes relations with Bahrain, UAE at White House: Trump says more deals coming

Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar...
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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East's...
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Wars and peace: Israel ties with the Arab world

Israel, which on Tuesday is set to sign accords to normalise ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, has had a turbulent history...
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Trump vows ‘1,000 times greater’ response to any Iran attack

US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after...
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Israel, Gulf states accord charts new era for Middle East

A new era for the Middle East will be charted Tuesday when the UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to recognise Israel, in a move...
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Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan named among top 10 most influential Muslims in the...

An international think tank on Sunday placed Turkey's first lady among the world's top ten most influential Muslim figures.The Institute of Peace and Development...
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US, Iran battle over sanctions at world court

The United States and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions...
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A timeline of Israeli relations with the Arab world

Israel, which on Friday announced an accord to normalise relations with Bahrain, has had a turbulent history with the Arab world, with which it...
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Iran says US aircraft flew close to military exercise zone

The Iranian navy on Friday said it drove off American aircraft that flew close to an area where military exercises were underway near the...
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Bahrain normalizes ties with Israel as Trump plan for Middle East gathers pace

The island kingdom of Bahrain reportedly will be the fourth Arab country to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel — and the second as part...
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Influencer couple pays $95k for a gender reveal party at Burj Khalifa

A UAE-based Syrian influencer couple reportedly paid $95000 for a gender reveal party. The Syrian social media influencers Anas and Asala Marwah hosted the...
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Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine

Iran strongly condemned the republishing of sacrilegious caricatures insulting Islam by a notorious French magazine. The provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French...
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UAE’s recognition of Israel dents Emirati soft power as a Muslim state

The UAE's bold recognition of Israel, earning it valuable brownie points in the West, has come at a cost: a blow to its efforts...
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Ertugrul’s Esra Bilgic says ‘cheetah’ is her favorite Pakistani slang word

Turkish actress Esra Bilgic, who shot to fame after appearing in popular television series Ertugul, has appeared in an advertisement for a Pakistani telecommunication...
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Muslim scholars issue fatwa forbidding normalization with Israel

Hitting back at last month's controversial UAE-Israeli deal, a group of global Muslim scholars on Tuesday issued a religious ruling (fatwa) forbidding normalization with...
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How China is traversing along Middle East’s ‘volatile’ fault lines

Here are two potential indicators of Chinese interest in moving ahead with a proposed US$400 billion economic and military cooperation agreement with Iran: a...
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UAE building military camps on strategically-located Socotra island, claim Yemen lawmakers

A Yemeni political party claimed Monday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun building two military camps on Yemen’s Socotra island.Lawmakers of the...
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Transcript: Ambassador of Iran delivers speech at NDU Islamabad

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Ladies and gentlemanDistinguished members of National Defense University,Honorable participants ...
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Turkey’s escalating conflict with Greece, Cyprus on table for EU meeting

Turkey's escalating conflict with Greece and Cyprus will be the main subject at this month's European Council meeting, when sanctions will be considered against...
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Engin ‘Ertugrul Bey’ Altan is latest Turkish star set to visit Pakistan

Engin Altan Duzyatan, who plays Ertugrul Bey in television show Dirilis Ertugrul, is expected to visit Pakistan in October. He will be touring Lahore,...
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Saudi king calls for ‘fair’ Palestinian solution in Trump call

Saudi Arabia supports a "fair" solution for the Palestinian cause, King Salman has told Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US President...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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