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Turkey in US talks to avoid 'negative impact' from Iran sanctions

AFP ANKARA TURKEY on Friday hosted an American delegation for talks to address concerns about the potential negative impact on its economy of the looming reimposition of US sanctions against Iran. US President Donald Trump decided ..

One killed in fresh southern Iraq protests

AFP DIWANIYAH, IRAQ A MAN was killed Friday during a protest outside the headquarters of an armed group in southern Iraq, a medical source said, as authorities push to contain social unrest. "A civilian around 20 years old was shot ..

4 Palestinians killed <br/>in Israeli air, ground assaults on Gaza

REUTERS GAZA ISRAELI air and ground forces killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as the Israeli military said its troops had come under fire. The military said aircraft and tanks ..

REUTERS BEIRUT/GOLAN HEIGHTS SYRIAN rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad's ..

REUTERS ANKARA TURKEY and the Netherlands have agreed to normalise ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday, restoring relations that have been strained since a 2017 diplomatic row. The decision was reached in a phone ..

Beirut Hundreds of Syrian refugees living in north-eastern Lebanon are set to return to Syria at the beginning of next week, the Lebanese General Security intelligence agency announced Friday. The returnees, mainly from the ..

BOSASO Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on ..

Ankara The United States rejects any linking of the case of an American pastor held for almost two years in Turkey with the fate of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup bid, a senior US official ..

Athens Greece on Friday freed four Turks, including two identifying themselves as journalists, arrested hours earlier in a restricted northeastern border zone by the River Evros, police said Friday."They did not know they were in ..

ATHENS Greek police were searching on Friday for a Turkish woman and her three children missing after a boat carrying nine people capsized in the Evros river separating Greece from Turkey, police said. Police rescued four men aged ..

Amman The Jordanian parliament has granted a vote of confidence to the country's new government, which was formed in June following nationwide protests. Official news agency Petra said in a statement late Thursday that 79 ..

AFP GENEVA AN estimated 750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes through the first half of 2018, nearly equal the amount for all of last year, the United Nations said on Friday. The returns have largely occurred ..