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Iran president’s brother arrested on financial crime charges

TEHRAN -UNS: The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, the judiciary said on Sunday. “Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person, also other people have been investigated, some of whom are in jail,” deputy …

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Tensions mount as Al-Aqsa remains closed

RAMALLAH: Palestinian religious and political figures have denounced the ongoing closure of Al-Aqsa mosque compound, calling it a violation of their religious freedoms, reported Al Jazeera. Al-Aqsa remained closed on Saturday, a day after a deadly shooting attack outside an entrance to the holy site …

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IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead :confirmed by IS

MOSUL -UNS – Islamic State (IS) has finally confirmed the death of their supreme leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi on Tuesday. A confirmation came from the senior officials of the terrorist organization. The 45-year-old was the most widely accepted caliphate of the IS which conducts …

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Qatar again rejects four Arab states’ accusations

CAIRO -UNS : Qatar dismissed as “baseless” on Friday renewed accusations that it meddles in other countries’ affairs and finances terrorism, in its first public response to a statement from four Arab states locked in a diplomatic dispute with the tiny emirate. In the joint …

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KSA, allies slam Qatar non-compliance as threat to security

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and its allies on Friday criticised Qatar s refusal to accept conditions to end the Gulf s biggest diplomatic crisis in years as a threat to regional security. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said Qatar s …

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Extremism report puts KSA,UK on spot : strengthens Qatar in Gulf Crisis

By James M. Dorsey A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report also potentially strengthens Qatar’s insistence that support of extremism should be tackled regionally and that demands by …

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Prince Muhammad: It is Time for Reflection

By R Ahmad While courtiers must be suggesting Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to celebrate, his ascent to virtual throne of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), there will be little or no appetite for any saner voice calling for caution or prudence. However, one would hope …

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Iran’s supreme leader urges formation of policy on Kashmir

TEHRAN-UNS- Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has urged Iranian judiciary to pursue issues like occupied Kashmir legally and adopt official position on such international issues. In a meeting with Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and other government officials, the Iranian Supreme Leader …

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Qatar: Role of small states in international relations

By James M. Dorsey A Qatari refusal to bow to the dictate of its larger neighbours is a case study of the place of small states in international relations that is unfolding as a Saudi-UAE-led alliance prepares to tighten the noose around the Gulf state’s …

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King Salman cancels visit to G20 summit in Germany

BERLIN -UNS : King Salman of Saudi Arabia has cancelled attendance at this week´s G20 summit in Hamburg, the German government said Monday, as Riyadh is engaged in a diplomatic standoff with Qatar. “The government has received official notification that King Salman will not travel …

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