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Iran Reveals Talks with Afghanistan Taliban

Iran Reveals Talks with Afghanistan Taliban

Taliban representatives from Afghanistan held another round of talks in Tehran to put an end to the 17-year-long conflict, the Iranian foreign ministry said Monday. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that talks between the Taliban delegation and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Ar

Israeli PM Says Corruption Charges Will Not Push him to Resign

Israeli PM Says Corruption Charges Will Not Push him to Resign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Monday that he will not put off re-election during next year’s elections if the attorney general decides to file criminal charges, reported The Associated Press. Police have recommended that Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges, but Attorney

Turkey Probes Journalist for ‘Incitement’

A Turkish prosecutor launched an investigation into Fox Haber channel's Fatih Portakal less than two weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted the journalist, local media reported, according to AFP. The prosecutor's office said it was investigating Portakal for "openly inciting others

Kabul Hails Saudi Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

Kabul Hails Saudi Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Thursday a telephone call from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Ghani hailed the Kingdom’s role in supporting efforts to achieve peace and stability in his country. For his part, King Salman

Former Israeli Armed Forces Chief Joins Electoral Race

Former Israeli Armed Forces Chief Joins Electoral Race

Former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz formally established a political party on Thursday ahead of running for office in next year’s April elections. According to opinion polls, Gantz poses the toughest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid for reelection. Details about G

Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspect Will Return to Jail

Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspect Will Return to Jail

Peter Cherif, one of France's most wanted extremists, will return to jail Thursday after seven years on the run, reported AFP. Cherif, 36, was close to the brothers who massacred staff members of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015.

Pakistani FM Meets Iranian Counterpart to Discuss Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistani FM Meets Iranian Counterpart to Discuss Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Tehran on Monday on his second stop in his four-nation visit to Afghanistan, Iran, China and Russia. Earlier, Qureshi met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani in Kabul. He is expected to brief Irania

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