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Iraq president in Saudi Arabia to patch up ties

Iraqi President Fuad Masum's visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed at patching up long-strained relations between the two countries as Baghdad battles jihadist militants, a senior official said Nov. 12.
Masum arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and met with King Abdullah, the highest-level contact between the neighbouring countries in years.

US Vice President Joe Biden says he never apologized to Turkey

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he has not apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, contradicting a previous White House statement that claimed he did.

Instead, Biden said he told Erdoğan that his alleged accusation that Turkey helped to fuel the growth of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was misreported.