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Morocco and the Polisario fought for control of the Western Sahara from 1974 to 1991, with Rabat taking over the desert territory before a UN-brokered ceasefire in the former Spanish colony.

West Bank family appeals for Turkey's help obtaining Israeli permission for Turkish wife's return to Hebron

International law considers all settlements to be illegal, but Israel distinguishes between those it has authorised and those built without official permission.

Moscow is turning blind eye to regime ceasefire violations, Syrian opposition figure tells Anadolu Agency from Geneva

Georgian citizens will be able to travel to EU's Schengen zone for 90 days on biometric passports

Conservative presidential candidate says France is marred by 'quasi-civil war' atmosphere during campaign

Turkey commemorates the anniversary of the death of former prime minister Necmettin Erbakan.

For the past few days players past and present have been franticly "briefing reporters, providing leaks, and besmirching their opponents, some directly and some obliquely," as Maariv daily put it on Monday.

The decision, implementing a November UN resolution, comes with North Korea in the international spotlight after the assassination in Kuala Lumpur airport of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un.

State Councillor Yang Jiechi will meet senior American officials on Monday and Tuesday to discuss "bilateral ties and issues of common concern", the foreign ministry announced late Sunday. 

Construction workers and contractors were among those arrested on suspicion of negligence that caused the blaze, the official Xinhua news agency reported. 

UNHCR said refugees have reported walking for five to seven days to reach Sudan's border state like White Nile, and that 90 percent of the new arrivals there are women and children.

Tekebayev's arrest sparked protests around the Central Asian country, as his supporters blasted the accusations against him as "a fabrication".

The region has seen rising violence as the result of a conflict between the FPRC and a rival group, the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC).

From securing US borders to modernizing its infrastructure or slashing environmental regulations, the major themes of Trump's first weeks in office are expected to loom large.

Migrants from the EU living in the UK are under the microscope as the lower House of Commons scrutinize the Brexit bill

Trump's State Department has not yet named a replacement for Obama's envoy Keith Harper at the UNHRC

Bomber targets outpost in Constantine

Turkish president receives Masoud Barzani in Istanbul, but no press statement released after closed meeting

Criticizing Greek defense minister's rhetoric on Kardak islets, Mevlut Cavusoglu adds that Turkey values ties with Greece

Marking 3rd anniversary of Russian annexation, Petro Poroshenko decries illegal occupation of Ukrainian territory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend ECO summit this Wednesday, March 1

Without mentioning any paid ransom, local police spokesman confirms release of duo abducted Wednesday in NW Kaduna state

Clashes in occupied Karabakh region intensified over the weekend

Last week, Iraqi army began a fresh operation aimed at purging remaining ISIL terrorists from Mosul’s western districts

The assaults left 560 people injured, including 43 children, the ministry said.

Three of nine injured people being treated in hospital are in critical condition, Xinhua news agency said.

The decision, announced late Saturday, was taken following a request from President Mahamadou Issoufou after Wednesday's attack near the border with Mali.

Ildar Dadin, 34, emerged from a Siberian penal colony after some 15 months behind bars for repeatedly holding unsanctioned rallies against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Turkey’s housing agency to finish remaining 221 km of concrete wall along Syrian border as soon as possible

Raed Saleh and fellow White Helmet member Khaled Khatib had been set to attend Sunday's ceremony in Hollywood, where "The White Helmets" is shortlisted for best short documentary.

Perez, a labor secretary under former president Barack Obama and the party's first Hispanic-American leader, immediately named the contest's runner-up, leftist lawmaker Keith Ellison, as the party's deputy chairman.

With Trump adm. in office, Ankara hopeful for progress on Gulen's extradition, PYD's role, deputy PM Kurtulmus says

In Johnson's first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, he also discussed boosting trade, with UK company investments having reached $30 billion in 2016, according to Britain's Foreign Office.

After the DUI's decision, the SDSM said its top body unanimously confirmed Zaev as candidate for forming a new government.

The exact date has not yet been fixed, they said.

12- and 6-year-old children injured in suspected blast in Mardin's Nusaybin district, says medical source

In wake of attack, Afghan-Pakistani border closure said to inflict $4M in daily losses to businesspeople on both sides

Opposition spokesman Salem al-Muslat says 'whatever it costs, we will continue to negotiate for solution'