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Syria Buffer Zone, Long Sought by Turkey

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, Turkey has pushed for the creation of a buffer zone on its border to protect refugees and prevent the emergence of an autonomous Kurdish region.

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Study: Iraq Likely Theater if U.S., Iran Tensions Worsen

Iraq could bear the brunt if conflict intensifies between Iran and the United States, a think-tank study said Wednesday.

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Macedonia: A Decades-Long Quarrel over a Name

Macedonia's parliament Wednesday starts examining constitutional changes required to adopt the new name "Republic of North Macedonia" to end a row that has long poisoned relations with neighbouring Greece.

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Syria's Return to the Diplomatic Scene, Step by Step

The reopening of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Damascus is the most visible step so far of efforts to return Syria to the diplomatic arena.

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60 Years of Revolution: Four Cubans Tell their Stories

On January 1, Cuba will mark the 60th anniversary of the communist revolution that brought the late and enigmatic leader Fidel Castro to power. Here, AFP talks to four Cubans about what the revolution still means to them.

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Kurds: One Stateless People across Four Countries

The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own.

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1979: A Pivotal Year in the Arab-Muslim World

A series of dramatic events swept across the Arab and Muslim worlds in 1979, the aftershocks of which still reverberate today, 40 years later.

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Conservatives' Brexit Faultlines Run Deep in Divided UK

The conflict over Europe that has been tearing the Conservatives apart for three decades is as evident on the streets of English towns as it is in the corridors of power.

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Islamic State Not Defeated, Just Transforming, Say Experts

Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shapeshifting into a new, but no less dangerous, underground form, experts warn.

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France 'Yellow Vest' Protests: Timeline of Unrest

Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against fuel tax increases to nationwide protests leading to riots, and measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to quell the unrest.

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