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Uzbekistan to adopt a new concept of foreign policy

The authorities of Uzbekistan intend to adopt a new concept of foreign policy. It should be recalled that on December 27, a solemn ceremony of presenting credentials by newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Uzbekistan took place. Then the President stressed that the country is committed to continuing democratic reforms, ensuring …

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US reassures Israel over Iran nuclear issue

Top US officials will tell their Israeli counterparts on Tuesday that the Biden administration remains committed to diplomacy with Iran, but if necessary would be prepared to pursue “other avenues” to ensure Tehran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, a senior US official said. A visit to Washington by Israel’s …

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US says no to normalisation with victorious Assad regime

Washington suspended its diplomatic presence in Syria in 2012 and later imposed sanctions on President Al-Assad’s government. According to a US State Department spokesman, the United States has no plans to “normalize or upgrade” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s diplomatic relations with the government and does not encourage others to do …

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Analysis of Taliban resurrgence, American failure published

As Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul for an undisclosed destination, armed Taliban fighters entered official buildings nationwide, including the presidential palace. Senior commanders in black turbans sat down and gave statements while young fighters took selfies. In the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, fighters were seen shooting at a billboard …

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UAE balancing nuclear rivals India and Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship. Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension …

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Oman’s Diplomatic Moves in Syria

By GIORGIO CAFIERO, BRETT SUDETIC   The Sultanate of Oman has long held a strategy of maintaining diplomatic relations with Middle Eastern countries amid their periods of relative isolation. Since Sultan Qaboos’ ascendance to the throne in 1970, Muscat has never severed diplomatic relations with any country in the world. This is …

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Turkey helping heal political rifts in Venezuala

Two high-profile Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro to participate in the upcoming legislative elections despite a planned boycott, a Turkish official involved in the talks said on Tuesday. Opposition parties had agreed to sit out the parliamentary vote slated for December, arguing …

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Putin and Erdogan talk Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call Monday called for peace talks to end clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Kremlin said. The phone call at Turkey’s initiative took place after Armenia’s military said one of its soldiers was killed by sniper fire from …

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US preparing new set of Iran sanctions

The United States will announce fresh sanctions against Iran on Monday evening, a senior US official has confirmed. Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of State, said today that Iran has denounced the US diplomatic efforts for a dialogue to defuse …

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High profile UAE visit to Germany begins

The official visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Germany that started on Tuesday is expected to strengthen joint diplomatic efforts to find solutions to several regional and international issues, according to …

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Abu Dhabi Diplomacy Conference opens

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, today opened the Abu Dhabi Diplomacy Conference, attended by more than 300 high-profile personalities, thought leaders and practitioners from the fields of international politics, diplomacy and academia as well as the private sector. Held under the patronage of H.H. …

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Argentinian envoy joins Camel Trek through Empty Quarter

Argentina’s ambassador to the UAE on Tuesday joined the Camel Trek organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Heritage Centre (HHC), even camping overnight with other participants before heading into the desert on his own camel on Wednesday. Fernando De Martini’s gesture is aimed at strengthening cultural cooperation between the UAE …

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Mohammad receives Italian foreign minister

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday received Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano of Italy, who is currently visiting the country to attend the third round of the strategic dialogue …

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Putin is outplaying Trump in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria on Monday as part of a whirlwind Middle Eastern tour. Putin, who also stopped in Egypt and Turkey, met leaders, posed for photo-ops, inked a huge energy deal and, all in all, played the part of an influential international statesman. While President Trump has sparked outrage across the region, …

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Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ face-off with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’

President Trump proposed an “IQ tests” face-off with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation’s top diplomat reportedly called the president a “moron” and disparaged his grasp on foreign policy. In an interview with Forbes magazine published Tuesday, Trump fired a shot at Tillerson over the “moron” revelation, first reported by NBC News and …

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said. The ambassador, who was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, is believed to have died of natural causes, a spokesman for the police told …

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