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TUNIS -- Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly arrived in Tunisia on Thursday to attend a joint committee meeting on boosting bilateral cooperation.

Madbouly, heading a high-level delegation, was received at the airport by his Tunisian counterpart Najla Bouden Romdhane, the Tunisian presidency said in a statement. (Tunis-Egyptian PM-Visit)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish police detained 25 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suspected of planning terror attacks across the country, the Istanbul Governor's Office said Thursday.

The suspects were captured in parallel operations launched for 24 sites in eight provinces by Istanbul's provincial Gendarmerie Command units, including the western provinces of Istanbul and Izmir, the governor's office said in a statement. (Turkey-PKK-Arrests)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday warned of the danger any foreign interference poses to regional security when it comes to settlement of regional issues, official news agency IRNA reported.

Raisi gave the warning at a joint press conference with visiting Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the capital Tehran, stressing that the regional differences should be resolved by regional countries. (Iran-Foreign Interference-Qatar)

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TEHRAN -- Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Iran's capital Tehran on Thursday for talks on a host of issues including the enhancement of bilateral ties, according to official news agency IRNA.

Upon arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, the Qatari emir described the bilateral ties as historic and strong, noting the Qatari officials will identify the grounds for cooperation and lay necessary groundwork to achieve a desirable level of economic relations between the two neighbors. (Iran-Qatar-Cooperation) Enditem

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