Tag Archives: Middle East

Trump says he turned down $2bn Dubai deal over the weekend

New York (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a $2 billion deal in Dubai last weekend, demonstrating he was putting his business behind as he…

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AP PHOTOS: Top Middle East photos from 2016

CAIRO (AP) — For the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, 2016 was a year of grueling warfare. It saw the campaign against the Islamic State group gain momentum, with international…

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Slovak PM Fico says closer to forming coalition government

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico moved closer on Monday to breaking an election stalemate after agreeing a draft of priorities for a new governing…

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Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid

London (AFP) – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of mass migration, in his first…

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Religious TV channels on the rise across Mideast

Doha (AFP) – The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study…

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Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on 'disastrous trajectory'

Jerusalem (AFP) – A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade & Palestinian…

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Anti nuclear test agency urges nations to ratify ban

PARIS (Reuters) – North Korea's recent nuclear test shows a ratification of an international ban on nuclear bomb tests is more urgent than ever, the head of the Vienna-based organization…

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Kerry urges Syrian peace talks to continue despite attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed on Sunday to both sides to continue Syrian peace talks in Geneva despite an attack by Islamic State bombers that…

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Forty percent of Germans say Merkel should resign over refugee policy: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) – Forty percent of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign over her refugee policy, a poll showed on Friday, in a sign of rising dissatisfaction with her…

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25 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking: coastguard

Athens (AFP) – The bodies of 25 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. Ten people…

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