Sun, 16 May 2021

ISTANBUL -- An international conference on Afghanistan peace process was postponed to after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced Tuesday.

"We decided to postpone the talks" until the end of the Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim feast that marks the end of Ramadan, Cavusoglu said in an interview with the Haberturk broadcaster. (Turkey-Afghanistan Peace Talks-Delay)

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CAIRO -- Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit chaired on Tuesday a meeting on Libya that included the AL, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), and the African Union (AU).

The virtual meeting discussed the joint efforts that the four organizations could undertake in support of the political process in Libya to reach an integrated and national settlement of the situation in the North African country, the AL said in a statement. (AL-Libya-Meeting)

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TRIPOLI -- Libya's Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Tuesday met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.

The two officials talked about regional and international issues of mutual concern, and agreed on the importance of enhancing political coordination and consultation on such issues, said a statement issued by the Libyan government's information office. (Libya-Egypt-PMs Meet)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Tuesday that the latest round of the talks in Vienna are "progressive" despite "the existing difficulties."

Diplomatic efforts continued on Tuesday in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with lifting sanctions and nuclear issues topping the agenda. (Iran-Nuke Talks-Progress)

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