Gulf Writers Boycott Literature Event In UAE Over Normalization Of Ties With Israel

The Gulf Coalition Against Normalization of UAE and Israel ties, announced Tuesday that a number of Arab writers and intellectuals will not participate in a literature festival to be held in Abu Dahab in February due to the country’s normalization …

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Israel Pledges $500,000 To Afghans Fled To Tajikistan

The Israel Foreign Ministry on Tuesday announced a donation of $500,000 to the United Nations for food, medical aid and other assistance for Afghan refugees who fled to Tajikistan. Director General of the Ministry, Alon Ushpiz said Israel is proud …

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5th Round Of Iran-Saudi Negotiations To Be Held in Iraq

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, said that the 5th round of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia will soon be held in Iraq. Mr. Masjedi said the representatives of the both sides will discuss bilateral and regional issues during …

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France Sees Progress in Iran Nuclear Talks

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday that progress has been made regarding the Iran nuclear talks, but meanwhile said time is running out of hand. Mr. Drian said though Iran rejected any deadline but the representatives remained …

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EU Calls On Russia To Respect Kazakhstan Sovereignty

The European Union on Thursday called on Russia to respect Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and independence as Moscow sends troops to quell an uprising after deadly violence spread across the country “The violence must be stopped. We are also calling for restraint …

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Jordanian King and Israeli Defense Minister Discuss Palestine

Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz where they discussed issues concerning to the Palestinian territories, stressing it should be resolved with calm, Jordan News Agency (PETRA) reported. During the meeting, King Abdullah reiterated …

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U.S. Sanctions Bosnian Serb Leader Milorad Dodik for ‘Destabilizing and Corrupt Activities’

The United States Treasury Department on Jan. 5 imposed new sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, accusing him of corruption and destabilizing Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The sanctions involve the freezing of assets and banning of visas. The Treasury …

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Cambodian Prime Minister to Visit Myanmar Despite Warning of Looming Civil War

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose country holds the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, was set to visit Myanmar on Friday and Saturday despite warnings of a looming civil war. “We feel that all …

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France Removes EU Flag from Arc de Triomphe After Right-Wing Outrage

French authorities removed a temporary installation of a giant European Union (EU) flag at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Jan. 2 after outrage from right-wing politicians. Authorities raised the EU flag in place of the French flag at …

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Iran Launches Satellite Into Space

The government of Iran claimed on Thursday it has launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space. “The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space,” Iranian Defense Ministry Spokesperson told Tasnim, a state news …

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