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Italy, France, Germany, UK, US condemn drone attack in Erbil

Italy and four other western nations have deplored the explosives-laden drone attack that targeted US forces in Erbil in Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdistan region on Wednesday - the first attack of its kind used against US soldiers in the city.

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Grandi lauds Pope Francis' stance

United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi praised Pope Francis' 'holistic' approach to global displacement during a private Audience at the Vatican on Friday and said UNHCR wants to boost cooperation with the Holy See in assisting asylum-seekers and refugees.

Italy airlifts medical aid to Ethiopia's Tigray region

Italy on Friday flew eight tonnes of medical supplies and drugs to Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray province, which over the past five months has been engulfed by one of the world's worst humanitarian and human rights crises.

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Italy, UNHCR look to bolster cooperation

New initiatives to boost Italy's already "excellent" cooperation with the United Nations refugee agency was the focus of talks on Thursday in Rome between foreign minister Luigi Di Maio, and UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi.

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Govt backs Italy-Libya taxation accord

The cabinet on Thursday approved a bill authorising the ratification of an agreement between Italy and Libya to prevent double taxation, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Di Maio attends NATO emergency summit on Afghanistan, Ukraine

Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio is attending a NATO emergency summit in Brussels on Wednesday ahead of US president Joe Biden's expected announcement that US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by 11 September. Besides the Afghan peace process, the summit will also focus on the escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Di Maio, Pelosi: transatlantic ties key to peace

Relations between the US and Europe are vital for peace, Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed on Tuesday, underlining the strength of bilateral ties.

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Italy, US 'cooperating closely' in Mediterranean

Italy and the United States are working together "particularly closely" in the Mediterranean region - including flashpoints like Libya - in the areas of defence, anti-terrorism and energy, according to foreign minister Luigi Di Maio.

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US to be more engaged in Libya - Di Maio

The administration of US president Joe Biden is set to be "more engaged" in war-torn Libya, Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said after talks in Washington on Monday.

COVID-19 cooperation focus of D Maio-Fauci talks

Scientific cooperation between the United States and Italy on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments was the focus of talks in Washington on Monday between Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and the US government's top medical advisor Anthony Fauci.

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Di Maio starts landmark visit to US

Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio on Monday began a two-day visit to the US capital, Washington DC, the first visit by a country's top diplomat since the administration of US president Joes Biden took office in January.

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Strong US-Italy ties crucial to tackling 'unprecedented global challenges

Italy's "strong" partnership with the US and their shared commitment to multilateralism "has never been more important" in tackling "unprecedented global challenges" like the Coronavirus pandemic and climate change, foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and US counterpart Antony Blinken wrote Friday in a statement marking the 160th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

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UNESCO chief Azoulay in Egypt visit

UNESCO director-general, Audrey Azoulay will make her first official visit to Egypt from Saturday to Monday to celebrate the country’s culturale heritage and support its safeguarding, also in the face of challenges posed by urbanization and sustainable tourism.

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Italy-US relationship 'robust' says Blinken

The historic partnership between Italy and the United States is "robust", US secretary of state Antony Blinken tweeted on Friday, the 160th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

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