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Masdar's new facility in the Emirati city of Sharjah will burn garbage to produce electricity by @Adam_Lucente 

Turkey's NATO obstinance threatens more than Nordic membership by @CengizCandar 

Opening a new battlefront with #NATO  allies, Erdogan announced he had “written off” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for lobbying the US Congress against military sales to Turkey. (via @NazlanEr )

In a move aimed at cutting off the militant group’s sources of revenue, the Treasury Department designated a Hamas official, three financial facilitators and six companies

The Turkish finance minister is planning a visit to Egypt next month in the latest step toward rapprochement between the two countries by @R_ma7moud200 

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a political dialogue with his opponents, but many wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood will be invited to attend

Coalition leaders managed to persuade Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi to go back on her resignation, and succeeded in passing the bill on tuition for IDF veterans, but the government is still very fragile and deep in crisis by @mazalm3 

After the killing of IRGC colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, reports claim that Israel has multiplied its efforts against Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Lebanon by @BenCaspit 

From the vantage point of the West, giving in to Ankara’s demands from Finland and Sweden amounts to letting an autocrat design the security architecture of Europe by @CengizCandar 

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Iraqi Kurds spurn Turkish goods to back Syrian kinsmen

The Hagia Sophia's damaged 1,400-year-old imperial gate could be the first of many disasters in the world heritage site due to neglect by @PinarTremblay 

#Saudi women recently launched a hashtag #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen  calling for an end to the male guardianship system

Wave of atrocities in Darfur tarnishes Sudan’s coup authorities by @mespanolescofet 

The Turkish government has been holding secret talks with Israeli officials in recent weeks in an effort to normalize relations via @amberinzaman 

#Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

Photo of the Day: Iranians walk past large decorated eggs on display in Mellat park for the Persian New Year #Nowruz , Tehran, Iran, March 16

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Turkish cop photographed killing Kurdish student walks free by @PinarTremblay 

Is Iran becoming a major regional arms producer?

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