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Pakistan Carefully Monitoring Iran-US Tensions

Iran

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister said Tuesday that the government is fully aware of regional developments and carefully monitoring growing Iran-US tensions, IRNA reported Tuesday. Giving briefing to National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan desires peaceful border with Iran. The minster went on …

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Two Saudi Oilers Among “Sabotaged” Vessels Off the UAE

Saudi

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia said two of its tankers were sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during attacks that caused “significant damage” to ships, AlJazeera reported Monday. One of the ships was en route to recover Saudi oil destined for the United States, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said …

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Russian-Syrian Offensive in Northwest Syria Escalates

Syria

WASHINGTON – Syria and its ally, Russia, continued their offensive in Idlib Province and northern Hama Province on Thursday, in advance of talks on Syria to be held Friday in Geneva. Their assault targets areas of north-western Syria that had been declared a de-escalation zone in an agreement reached last …

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IAEA Calls on Saudis for Guarantees on First Nuclear Reactor

Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON – The chief US nuclear inspector said on Friday that his agency is asking Saudi Arabia to accept assurances on nuclear materials likely to arrive by the end of the year for its first nuclear reactor. Satellite images recently emerged from a project built by Argentina in the suburbs …

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Yemen Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World

Yemen

SANAA – The war in Yemen is contributing to what, according to the UN, could become “the worst famine of the world in the last hundred years”, Yemen News Agency, known as Saba reported Wednesday. “The escalation of the conflict since March 2015 has dramatically compounded the protection crisis in …

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China to Boost High-Tech Cooperation with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

BEIJING/RIYADH – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China stands ready to strengthen high-tech cooperation with Saudi Arabia and jointly usher in the fourth industrial revolution, Xinhua news reported Friday. Wang made the remarks during meeting with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs …

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US, Britain Push for Yemen Ceasefire as Relations with Saudis Cool

Yemen

WASHINGTON – The United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia’s biggest arms suppliers, are stepping up their pressure for a ceasefire in the Yemen war, the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster, New York Times reported Thursday. The Newspaper said, the calls for a halt to the conflict — by US Secretary …

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Pakistan to Ink an ‘Integrated’ Deal with China

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is seeking an integrated economic package from China envisaging financial support, increase in trade and investment and cooperation in agricultural research and will go ahead with an arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) among various other funding avenues, Dawn News reported Friday. Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad …

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Clash Symptoms Between Russia and US Plans on Syria

Russian and US

LONDON – A High-level meeting which aims at discussing the Syrian crisis are expected this week, among signs of a possible clash between two separate Russian and US plans for a political solution in the country, ASHARQ Al ASWAT reported Thursday. According to “ASHARQ AL ASWAT” website, Moscow’s primal focus …

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US Imposes Saudi Sanctions Over Khashoggi Murder

Khashoggi

ISTANBUL – The US State Department is to revoke visas or make them unobtainable for 21 Saudis following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. President Donald Trump said the Saudis staged the “worst cover-up ever.” DW reported Wednesday. According to Washington Post, he said that Saudi officials had engaged …

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