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Is Aleksandr Lukashenko Preparing to Declare demurrage on The Belarus Ruble?

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US mending relations with new democratic Sudan

US relations with Sudan have returned to normal, according to an embassy spokesperson in Khartoum. Amber Baskett, the Chargé d’Affairs at the American embassy in the Sudanese capital, confirmed the decision came as a result of the achievements of the interim transitional government. Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq, who hosted …

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Egyptian electricity to be siphoned off to Iraq in 2 years time

The Egyptian-Jordanian-Iraqi electrical interconnection project will enter the implementation phase within 18 months, Sky News Arabia reported. It follows completion of technical studies currently underway to complete the export of electricity from Egypt to Amman and Baghdad, the broadcaster reported, citing Egyptian government sources. Egypt produces an electricity surplus estimated …

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British journalist temporarily detained by Hezbollah

British Journalist Matt Kynaston was reportedly detained in South Lebanon while covering the country’s fuel crisis by men claiming to be members of Hezbollah. Kynaston, who reports for Beirut daily NOW Lebanon, was detained alongside German freelance journalist Stella Männer. The UK’s Chargé d’Affaires in Lebanon Martin Longden said that …

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Afghani jewelers go global with Malika El-Masloui

Malika El-Masloui’s collaboration with Ishkar is finally here. The Moroccan-Italian model teamed up with the London-based e-commerce company on a range of necklaces delicately handcrafted by artisans from Kabul, Afghanistan. The Malika x Ishkar collection dropped on the brand’s online marketplace this week. “Between gracing the covers of @voguemagazine and …

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Israel angry at new Polish Holocoast property bill

Israel summoned Poland’s ambassador on Sunday to express its “deep disappointment” over a Polish bill that critics say will make it harder for Jews to recover property seized by the country’s Nazi occupiers during World War Two and then kept by post-war communist rulers, the foreign ministry said. Poland’s lower …

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Protests erupt, subsist in Lebanon over currency, economy

Calm prevailed in Lebanon after a night of violence that left scores injured as hundreds of protestors took to the streets across the small Mediterranean country to decry deteriorating living conditions.  Over the weekend, Lebanon’s currency hit record lows, with market dealers saying that the pound was trading at just …

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Palestinians up in arms over murder of parliamentarian

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Saturday deployed security forces to confront protesters who took to the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank after one of President Mahmoud Abbas’s biggest critics died in custody. Nizar Banat had been arrested by PA forces who broke into a relative’s house where he …

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BREAKING NEWS – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan summit in Baghdad

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi arrived in Baghdad on Sunday morning to participate in a trilateral summit alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. This is the first visit by an Egyptian head of state since 30 years. The summit will reflect their mutual desire to inaugurate a new …

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Hezbollah says Lebanon ready for Iran fuel imports

Lebanon’s Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday repeated pledges to import Iranian fuel should shortages across the country persist, saying that all logistical steps for that possibility were complete. Nasrallah, who heads the Iranian-backed armed Lebanese group, said earlier in June Iran could supply fuel to Lebanon in local …

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Strikes in Iran energy sector over wges

Thousands of workers in Iran’s energy sector have held protests for better wages and working conditions in southern gas fields and some refineries in big cities, according to Iranian news agencies and social media postings. With an economy tanked under the weight of US sanctions and the worst COVID-19 pandemic …

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Saudi eager to build industries in Oman

Saudi Arabia plans to establish an industrial zone in Oman, following joint discussions between the two Gulf states, Saudi Press Agency reported. Saudi Arabia will be developing, operating, and managing the industrial zone while setting up logistics routes to transport goods between the two countries. In a recent official visit …

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UN wants complete halt to Israeli settlement construction

The United Nations on Thursday accused Israel of flagrantly violating international law by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying settlements are illegal and urging the country’s new government to halt their enlargement immediately. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland reported on implementation …

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Turkey doesn’t want more of its troops in Afghanistan

Turkey will not send additional troops to Afghanistan as part of a plan to run and secure Kabul’s airport following the US and NATO pull-out from the country, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was cited as saying on Wednesday. Turkey has offered to guard and run Hamid Karzai airport after NATO’s withdrawal and …

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Iran claims US to lift all oil sanctions

Iran said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to remove all sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping but Washington said “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” in talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The remarks by outgoing President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi echoed …

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