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Russia, Iran, Syria denounce US 'act of aggression'

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

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North Korea accuses US as China warns of conflict 'at any moment'

As a group of US navy ships led by an aircraft carrier head to the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang has accused Washington of pushing the region to the brink of war.

As a group of US navy ships led by an aircraft carrier head to the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang has accused Washington of pushing the region to the brink of war.

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Israel / Palestine: new settlements in occupied West Bank

Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington o

Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington o

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict top of agenda at Arab leader's summit

The 21 kings, presidents and top officials gathered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, with a clear view of the Israeli-occupied West Bank on the opposite shore.

The 21 kings, presidents and top officials gathered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, with a clear view of the Israeli-occupied West Bank on the opposite shore.

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UN talks for a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons get limited support

Almost forty countries were notable by their absence at the United Nations on Monday when talks began on a new treaty to enforce a worldwide nuclear ban.

Almost forty countries were notable by their absence at the United Nations on Monday when talks began on a new treaty to enforce a worldwide nuclear ban.

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Homs attack - a deliberate attempt to derail Geneva peace talks?

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

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A diplomatic groundhog day for Syrians around the table in Geneva?

Analysts predict familiar disagreements are likely to resurface at the Geneva IV talks, despite massive changes in the military and political context.

Analysts predict familiar disagreements are likely to resurface at the Geneva IV talks, despite massive changes in the military and political context.

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Iran shrugs off attacks from Saudi Arabia, Israel and Trump

Hardly historical bedfellows, Saudi Arabia and Israel both lashed out at Iran on Sunday – signalling a growing alignment in their interests.

Hardly historical bedfellows, Saudi Arabia and Israel both lashed out at Iran on Sunday – signalling a growing alignment in their interests.

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New Ukrainian ceasefire to start on Monday

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

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Netanyahu heads into Trump meeting looking for clarity

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu holds his first-ever talks with a Republican US president when he meets Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu holds his first-ever talks with a Republican US president when he meets Donald Trump on Wednesday.

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Colombia begins peace talks with ELN rebels

The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group have begun official negotiations in Ecuador hoping to end a 50-year war.

The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group have begun official negotiations in Ecuador hoping to end a 50-year war.

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Latin American leaders blast Trump border wall

Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.

Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.

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Mixed signals from Syria peace talks in Astana

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

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Day two of Syria peace talks and Russia pushes for a truce deal

There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…

There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…

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Syria peace talks start in Kazakhstan

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

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Syria peace talks begin in Astana

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

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Cyprus talks to resume soon amid 'last effort' to find solution

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

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Malta tells Britain to expect 'inferior' Brexit deal

Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union should be “inferior” to membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday, taking aim at eurosceptics who claim the UK could ‘have its ca

Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union should be “inferior” to membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday, taking aim at eurosceptics who claim the UK could ‘have its ca

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'Peace deal for Cyprus is possible' says UN at unity talks

A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but possible – that was the message from a senior UN official as the leaders of the ethnically divided island arrived for day two of talks in…

A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but possible – that was the message from a senior UN official as the leaders of the ethnically divided island arrived for day two of talks in…

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The major obstacles on Cyprus' path to peace

The leaders of both Cypriot communities, Nikos Anastasiadis, for the Greeks and Mustafa Akinci for the Turks, are examining the thorniest issues blocking the reunification of…

The leaders of both Cypriot communities, Nikos Anastasiadis, for the Greeks and Mustafa Akinci for the Turks, are examining the thorniest issues blocking the reunification of…

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Nicosia: The buffer zone in pictures

It has been 43 years since Cyprus was split when Turkish forces invaded and occupied the north of the island.

It has been 43 years since Cyprus was split when Turkish forces invaded and occupied the north of the island.