Category: Middle East

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Lebanon to charge for WhatsApp calls

Lebanon’s cabinet has agreed to impose a fee on calls over WhatsApp and other similar applications, as part of efforts ...

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France suspends all arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

France will cease all weapons sales to Turkey that could be used in Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish militias in Syria, ...

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White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’

The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to ...

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Turkey boosts troops to enter Syria shortly

Turkey has boosted its forces on the Syrian border ahead of a long-threatened incursion that could target Kurdish-led forces allied ...

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ran’s Rouhani calls on Turkey to show restraint in N. Syria, says US forces ‘should leave region’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, adding that US ...

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staff3 months

Iran links tanker row to nuclear deal

Iran considers Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior official said ...

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Trump uses veto to unblock $8bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

The US president has vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8.1bn worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia ...

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staff7 months

Syrian FM accuses Trump administration of ‘lies’ about withdrawing troops

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday that the Trump administration “lies” all the time about withdrawing its troops ...

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staff9 months

Saudi corruption crackdown ‘ends with $106bn recovered’

Saudi Arabia has ended a sweeping crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, ...

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Children ‘dying from hypothermia’ at camp in Syria

At least 29 children and newborns are reported to have died in a teeming camp in northeastern Syria over the ...