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Niger: Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday.

Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the country the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.

‘No alternative’ to Iran deal – EU tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

EU vows to preserve Iran deal as relations with US enter crossroads

The European Union vowed to preserve the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, which might put the bloc on a collision course with the one country that does want to end the deal: the United States.

European Union will stick with Iran nuclear deal – top diplomat

The EU is “determined to preserve” the Iran nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal, the bloc’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday, pledging to “stay true” if Tehran stuck to its commitments.

Britain backs French plan for European defence force

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister told AFP on Saturday.

Mike Pompeo: Nuclear deal ‘built on Iran’s lies’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday that Iranian documents revealed by Israel showed that Tehran lied while negotiating the 2015 international deal, which has been touted as a way to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

EU seeks to revive political process in Syria, after airstrikes

EU foreign ministers said on Monday that after the U.S. and its allies launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime over the weekend, reviving the political peace process to solve the conflict is still a top priority.

Zimbabwe to attend Commonwealth Summit in London

Zimbabwe has been invited to the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit that begins in London Monday and ends next Sunday, marking the latest sign of thawing of relations between Harare and London, state media reported Sunday.

Benjamin Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel's security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as condemnation over the Israeli army's use of live ammunition against protesters grows.

EU urges independent probe into Gaza deaths

The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday called for an independent investigation into the use of live ammunition by Israel's military following clashes in Gaza that left 16 Palestinians dead.

Women’s Day: EU canvasses equality of men, women

As the world marks the International Women’s Day, the European Union (EU) has canvassed the equality of men and women around the world.

EU agrees common defence is NATO ‘mission alone’

The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Thursday after talks on Brussels' own new defence pact.

Countries against Jerusalem move are enemies – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday to describe countries which voted against his move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as "enemies of America".

EU pledges additional €42.5 million to Palestine

The European Union has agreed to put an extra 42.5 million euros (52.9 million dollars) towards building a “democratic and accountable” Palestinian state, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Iran leaders shift focus to defending nuclear deal

Iranian officials have made various public appearances to criticise United States' policies toward Iran and reinforce their position on the 2015 nuclear deal, in what appeared to be a coordinated effort.

450 protesters arrested in Iran

No fewer than 450 protesters have been arrested over three days in Tehran, the Iranian capital following days of protests.

Fifth day of protests in Middle East over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

A fifth day of angry protests was expected in the Middle East on Monday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas visited Cairo for crisis talks.

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