Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

CAIRO: A museum commemorating the life and works of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz has opened in Cairo, nearly 13 years after the Nobel laureate’s death.The Naguib Mahfouz Museum and Creativity Centre houses the belongings and personal library of Mahfouz, who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature — the only Arab to do so.The center, […]

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Turkey’s government marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Turkey’s government marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

DUBAI: Qais Al-Khazali poses in public as an Iraqi politician who understands and defends the national interest. When he is asked about his Iranian connections, he answers that he goes there only once a year as a tourist. His evasive responses are a cover for a violent sectarian agenda. Al-Khazali is one of the leading […]

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Hamas rebuffs leader’s call for worldwide attacks on Jews

Hamas rebuffs leader’s call for worldwide attacks on Jews

GAZA CITY: The militant Hamas group is distancing itself from a leader who called for the slaughter of Jews worldwide.In a statement Monday, the Islamic movement said recent remarks by Fathi Hammad, a member of its politburo, “don’t represent the movement’s official positions.”Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Hammad’s remarks conflicted with its amended […]

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France sees risk of stumbling into US-Iranian conflict

France sees risk of stumbling into US-Iranian conflict

PARIS: Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the US pulled out of world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was “a bad reaction to … (a) bad decision,” raising fears of a stumbling into war, France’s foreign minister said.Tensions have risen as Washington has blamed Iran for several attacks on oil tankers and […]

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Yemen sides meet to discuss Hodeidah on a ship

Yemen sides meet to discuss Hodeidah on a ship

ANKARA: An increase in Turkish military deployments near the Turkish-Syrian border has raised fears of an extensive conflict east of the Euphrates. A significant deployment of heavy weapons has taken place near the strategic northern border town of Tal Abyad, controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The control of Tal Abyad helped the YPG connect […]

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Egyptian delegation seeks to prevent new Gaza flare-up

Egyptian delegation seeks to prevent new Gaza flare-up

RAMALLAH: Egyptian security officials have held talks with Palestinian leaders in recent days in part to prevent a new flare-up of tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said Sunday.The Egyptian delegation led by deputy intelligence chief Ayman Badie was in the Gaza Strip on Friday and Saturday and the occupied West Bank […]

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Hunt for backers of ‘sleeper cell’ militants who fled Egypt for Kuwait

Hunt for backers of ‘sleeper cell’ militants who fled Egypt for Kuwait

JEDDAH/CAIRO: Security chiefs launched an investigation on Saturday to find out how a militant cell linked to the banned Muslim Brotherhood escaped from Egypt and set up operations in Kuwait. The militants were arrested on Friday in a series of raids by Kuwaiti security forces. A special unit of Kuwait’s Interior Ministry uncovered the cell, […]

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Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries

Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries

ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia will be one of a handful of countries expected to receive state-of-the-art advanced nuclear reactors from China and Russia, according to a new report. The report, “Advancing Nuclear  Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security,” was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global […]

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Military planes to fly fans to Egypt if Algeria reach final

Military planes to fly fans to Egypt if Algeria reach final

ANKARA: At a critical junction in bilateral relations, the new US ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, arrived in Ankara on Wednesday just as S-400 Russian air defense systems were delivered to Turkey. The American diplomat will now look to bring US-Turkey relations back on track, defusing complicated bilateral issues in Syria and derailing Russian-Turkish military cooperation. The […]

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Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in a war with Iran, Hezbollah leader warns

Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in a war with Iran, Hezbollah leader warns

KHARTOUM, Sudan: A transition agreement between Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers.The AU’s Mohammed el-Hassan Labat made the announcement Friday. The transition agreement sets up […]

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