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French President Macron's popularity rating drops

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating has slumped by 10 percentage points this month, according to an Ifop poll on Sunday - the biggest decline for a new president since 1995.

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Jihadist group consolidates control of Idlib province - rebels

AMMAN Syrian jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate consolidated their grip over large parts of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday after their main rival evacuated a major border crossing with Turkey, rebels and residents said.

Syria, Middle East 7:22pm BST

'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS - media

BERLIN A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday.

Iraq, Middle East 8:07pm BST

Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine - U.S. special envoy

KIEV Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a "hot war" rather than a "frozen conflict", the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday.

3:50pm BST

Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

DUBAI Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan travelled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar. | Video

7:48pm BST

As U.S. weighs Afghan strategy, hopes set on fledgling Air Force

KABUL As the U.S. administration prepares its new strategy for Afghanistan, the Kabul government and its Western allies are working hard to develop an air force that gives government forces the advantage in their war against Taliban militants.

Middle East 4:22pm BST