Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

ANKARA: The European Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its drilling activities in disputed offshore territories in the eastern Mediterranean has caused a political earthquake in the country. In the final declaration, the council said it would suspend civil aviation talks and “agree not to hold … further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues…

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Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

ANKARA: The European Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its drilling activities in disputed offshore territories in the eastern Mediterranean has caused a political earthquake in the country. In the final declaration, the council said it would suspend civil aviation talks and “agree not to hold … further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues…

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Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

KUWAIT CITY: Khalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait’s popular Souq Al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favorite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly baked Iranian bread.The smell of the bread wafts through the market as it bakes in a traditional oven at the Al-Walimah restaurant in downtown Kuwait City.The restaurant’s Iranian baker takes…

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Egypt opens museum to honor Naguib Mahfouz

Egypt opens museum to honor Naguib Mahfouz

LONDON: More than one in 10 children — or 20 million worldwide — missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children’s fund said on Monday.In a report on global immunization coverage, the UN agencies found that vaccination levels are stagnating,…

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Man shot dead in Sudan during rally

Man shot dead in Sudan during rally

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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High marriage costs cause slump in Egyptian weddings

High marriage costs cause slump in Egyptian weddings

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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AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

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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