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Turkey could slam door on US to Incirlik Air Base if Ankara sanctioned over...

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Turkey is ready to consider the possibility of closing its Incirlik Air Base to American servicemen if Washington imposes sanctions over Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense systems.

UN special envoy for Syria: Peace talks are fragile, so time is needed

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The creation of the Syrian Constitutional Committee is perhaps the main achievement of a political settlement in Syria this year.

Hamas denies holding secret talks on long-term truce with Israel

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The Islamic Hamas movement denied on Tuesday some media reports alleging that it is holding secret talks with Israel on reaching a long-term truce in the Gaza Strip.

Turkey to seek alternatives if fails to solve F-35 jet problem with U.S

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Turkey will try to solve the problem with the United States on the delivery of F-35 fighter jets in a "reasonable and sensible" way.

WADA rules to ban Russia for four years from Olympics and world championships

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WADA has also banned Russian state officials, ROC and RPC officials from attending global sports tournaments.

Sanna Marin wins Social Democrats’ backing to be Finland’s youngest PM

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Finland's Social Democratic Party (SDP), one of the five parties that form the coalition government, on Sunday picked 34-year-old Sanna Marin to be the country's youngest prime minister.

U.S., Iran swap prisoners

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The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.

Turkey reiterates position on purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile systems

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Ankara’s position on the purchase of Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems remains unchanged.

More than 1,000 people may be dead in Iran protests, US says

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The U.S. said emerging video and testimony from inside Iran suggests that more than 1,000 people may have been killed by government forces during a crackdown on protests in recent weeks.

Rouhani says Iran would start talks with US in one hour were sanctions to...

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Iran is ready to start negotiations with the US in an hour if Washington lifts sanctions against Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Resuming dialogue between Azerbaijan, Armenia instrumental for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement: Russian FM

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BAKU, /Xinhua/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed here on Tuesday the importance of resuming people-to-people contacts for solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. "Resuming dialogue between the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh...

Qatari emir receives invitation from Saudi king to attend GCC summit in Riyadh

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DOHA, /Xinhua/ The Qatari emir on Tuesday received an invitation from the Saudi king to attend the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit, according to the Qatar News Agency (QNA). Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani...

Lindsey Graham says US must sanction Turkey for testing Russian arms

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By Daniel Flatley Bloomberg News (TNS) WASHINGTON — Two leading senators pressed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to comply with existing law and impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing and testing a Russian-made missile system. South...

Armenian PM hails post-Soviet security bloc as major factor for regional stability

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MOSCOW, /TASS/ The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is a major factor of stability and peace in the region, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Sunday. "A significant role is played by the CSTO. I...

Airstrikes in Libya kill 14 children in 72 hours

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TRIPOLI, /Xinhua/ Two airstrikes within 72 hours killed 14 children and injured at least 10 other civilians in Libya, said the forces of Libya's UN-backed government on Sunday. The forces said that one airstrike carried out...

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