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Erdogan fires back at Draghi over 'dictator' comment

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (April 14) slammed Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for calling him a "dictator", saying it was vulgar.


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Europe powers express 'grave concern' over Iran enrichment move

European powers on Wednesday (April 14) expressed "grave concern" over Iran's move to boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent in response to what Tehran says was an attack by Israel against a key nucle


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Jordan security court to try 'plot' suspects

The suspects in an alleged plot to destabilise Jordan will go trial in the kingdom's State Security Court, state television reported Wednesday (April 14).


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Turkey hails 'new era' with Egypt after tensions

Turkey's foreign minister hailed the start of "a new era" with Egypt as Ankara pushes ahead with normalising relations with Cairo, local media reported on Wednesday (April 14).


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Iran says 60% enrichment response to Israel's 'nuclear terrorism'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday (April 14) its decision to boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent was a response to arch-foe Israel's "nuclear terrorism" against its Natanz facility.


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Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE: media

An Israeli-operated ship was attacked Tuesday (April 13) off the UAE opposite the Iranian coast, Israeli media said, in the latest apparent escalation between the Jewish state and the Islamic republic


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Syrian government sacks central bank governor

The Syrian government on Tuesday (April 13) dismissed central bank governor Hazem Karfoul whose three-year tenure coincided with a severe economic crisis.


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Iran tells UN agency it will start enriching uranium to 60%

Iran said Tuesday (April 13) it will start enriching uranium up to 60 percent, state media reported, two days after an explosion it blamed on Israel damaged its enrichment plant in Natanz.


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Turkey releases 10 retired navy commanders

A Turkish court has released 10 retired naval commanders whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had accused of eyeing a "political coup", local media reported on Tuesday (April 13).


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Rights court condemns Turkey for journalist's detention

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (April 13) condemned Turkey for the detention of journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan for his alleged involvement in a failed 2016 coup attempt.


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Iran's Zarif warns US against sabotage, sanctions

Iran's foreign minister warned Tuesday (April 13) that "acts of sabotage" and sanctions will give the United States no extra leverage in talks on reviving a troubled 2015 nuclear deal.


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Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin Wednesday in Iran, the office of the Islamic republic's supreme leader announced as the country fights the region's deadliest coronavirus outbreak.


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Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia fervently denies involvement in Jordan's royal feud, but the arrest of an advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has stirred unease in Riyadh, which sources say is pushing for his re


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Iran used fake Instagram accounts to try to nab Israelis: spy agencies

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran on Monday (April 12) of using fake social media accounts to lure citizens of the Jewish state abroad "to harm or abduct them".


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Russia hopes Natanz 'incident' will not 'undermine' Iran talks

Russia's foreign ministry said Monday (April 12) it hoped a power outage at Iran's Natanz uranium plant, which Tehran denounced as an attack by Israel, would not "undermine" progress on nuclear talks.


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Syrian regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW probe

The Syrian regime's air force used the chemical weapon chlorine in an attack on the town of Saraqib in 2018, the global toxic arms watchdog said on Monday (April 12) after an investigation.


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Danish plan to repatriate Syrians sparks controversy

Denmark is facing growing criticism for a decision last year to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugees, citing a "safe" situation around Damascus, but the country is sticking to its position.


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Twelve women on death row at Iran’s Urmia Central Prison: watchdog

In an effort to highlight the plight of Kurdish women imprisoned in Iran, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights highlighted the case of Muhibat Mahmoodi on Monday (April 12).


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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

Yemen's Houthis claimed Monday (April 12) to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities, amid an upsurge in fighting between the insurgents and the Riyadh-backed govern


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Israel 'of course' behind nuclear site attack: Iran foreign ministry

Iran's foreign ministry said Monday (April 12) Israel was "of course" behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant the previous day, and promised vengeance.


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