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Erdogan ups ante: Demands extradition of Saudi assassins

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to...


Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...


Syria & Middle East


UAE, Saudi sense convergence with Syria – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The reported plan by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus shortly leads to a startlingly new alignment on the...

Idlib deal sparks fresh diplomatic push to end Syria war

AFP | A Turkish-Russian deal for Syria's Idlib has revived efforts towards a diplomatic solution to the country's seven-year war, but analysts say a political...

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

AFP | The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany meet in Istanbul on Saturday to try and find a lasting political solution to the...

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