Rouhani: Iran will bypass US sanctions or overcome them through talks

Rouhani: Iran will bypass US sanctions or overcome them through talks

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible US sanctions against his country, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.Mevlut Cavusoglu comments came amid reports that US lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also includes calls to sanction Turkey […]

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SALT conference: Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘promoting US engagement’ in the Middle East

SALT conference: Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘promoting US engagement’ in the Middle East

ABU DHABI: The transformations taking place in Saudi Arabia and the model adopted by the UAE will be crucial to moving US-Arab relations forward. This was one of the many insights offered by Norman T. Roule, chief executive officer at Pharos Strategic Consulting LLC, a GCC- and Iran-focused company, during a panel discussion at the […]

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Lebanon not expecting new aid pledges at Paris meeting

Lebanon not expecting new aid pledges at Paris meeting

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1575986052164420700 Tue, 2019-12-10 13:28 BEIRUT/PARIS: Lebanon does not expect new aid pledges at conference which France is hosting on Wednesday to press for the quick formation of a new government that can tackle an acute financial crisis. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Lebanon to create a new […]

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Dick Cheney: Upcoming decade bleak if US adopts ‘disengagement’ policy

Dick Cheney: Upcoming decade bleak if US adopts ‘disengagement’ policy

DUBAI: Dick Cheney, one of the most influential vice presidents in US history, has warned that “American disengagement” from the Middle East would only benefit Iran and Russia. The 78-year-old politician’s warning came during a speech at the Arab Strategy Forum (ASF) in Dubai, an annual event in which the world’s leading decision-makers address global challenges […]

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Turkish Armenians worried about government meddling in spirituality

Turkish Armenians worried about government meddling in spirituality

DUBAI: Dick Cheney, one of the most influential vice presidents in US history, has warned that “American disengagement” from the Middle East would only benefit Iran and Russia. The 78-year-old politician’s warning came during a speech at the Arab Strategy Forum (ASF) in Dubai, an annual event in which the world’s leading decision-makers address global challenges […]

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Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem

Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1575906306336988000 Mon, 2019-12-09 15:30 JERUSALEM: Vandals slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as “Arabs=enemies” in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday. Elsewhere, Palestinian residents of the volatile West Bank city of Hebron staged a general strike to protest […]

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Unemployment high on list of Arab youth’s major concerns

Unemployment high on list of Arab youth’s major concerns

DUBAI: The quality of youth is said to determine the kind of future a nation will have. Experience shows that high levels of youth participation in a country’s workforce and political discourse can have a positive impact on societal development. Sadly, only a few Arab countries offer their youth these opportunities. In the Arab world, 65 […]

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Air strikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria: monitor

Air strikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria: monitor

BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly violence meant to “scare” them.In Baghdad, crowds of anti-government demonstrators thronged Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their movement.Late Friday, unidentified gunmen attacked a parking complex near Tahrir where demonstrators […]

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Rouhani says Iran budget set to resist US sanctions by curbing oil dependence

Rouhani says Iran budget set to resist US sanctions by curbing oil dependence

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1575784847136819500 Sun, 2019-12-08 05:55 TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday presented to parliament what he called a “budget of resistance” against crippling sanctions imposed by arch-enemy the United States. “Next year, similar to the current year, our budget is a budget of resistance and perseverance against sanctions,” Rouhani […]

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