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Iran passes law to boost uranium enrichment, block inspectors

Iran has moved to stop UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment under a new law approved by its parliament. The...

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a “betrayal” of both Jerusalem, where they...

Bahrain’s long-serving PM Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa dies

Bahrain’s long-serving Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died, the state media reported. He was 84. “The Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness…...

Kuwait’s emir travels to US for medical treatment

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left for the United States Thursday to undergo medical treatment, his office said, days after he had...

Arab League Secretary-General discusses Yemen crisis developments with PM

A political agreement is the only solution to solve the crisis in Yemen, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik discussed...

Saudi Arabia announces July 31 as first day of Eid-ul Azha.

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid-ul Azha, reports Gulf News. The announcement follows confirmation...

UAE launches Hope probe in Arab world’s first mission to Mars

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away Monday on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Two previous attempts...

Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Middle East, half them in Iran

The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people across the Middle East, half of them in Iran, according to an AFP tally...

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Asian markets bounce but Trump throws stimulus grenade

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following two days of selling, while investors appeared initially unfussed after Donald Trump called...
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PM seeks Turkey’s involvement in ensuring Rohingya repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sought Turkey’s involvement in ensuring the return of forcibly-displaced Myanmar citizens from Bangladesh...

UK returnees to be put in mandatory seven-day quarantine

Incoming passengers from the United Kingdom will have to stay in seven-day institutional quarantine -- in order to prevent...

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Asian markets bounce but Trump throws stimulus grenade

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following two days of...

PM seeks Turkey’s involvement in ensuring Rohingya repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sought Turkey’s involvement...
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