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 Africa / Middle East

UN envoy sees 'perilous turn' in Middle East situation
IANS | 21 Feb, 2018
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nikolay Mladenov, on Tuesday warned that tensions in the Middle East are taking "an increasingly perilous turn."
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Iran to boost power trade with neighbours
IANS | 19 Jan, 2018
Iran plans to boost electricity trade with its neighbours on northwestern, western and eastern borders in the next five years, media reports said on Thursday.
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S. African Parliament welcomes move to freeze assets of Gupta family
IANS | 17 Jan, 2018
South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday hailed an ongoing process to serve a summon on the Indian Gupta family and freeze its assets to the tune of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million).
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Palestinian Central Council recommends suspending recognition of Israel
IANS | 15 Jan, 2018
The Central Council of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) on Monday recommended suspending the recognition of Israel.
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US may reimpose sanctions on Iran: Official
IANS | 12 Jan, 2018
The US is planning to reimpose sanctions on Iran, an official said ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on sanctions relief on Tehran under the 2015 nuclear deal.
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Iranian unrest won't aid Italian investment: Industry body
IANS | 01 Jan, 2017
The unrest that has swept Iran over the past six days will not help Italian companies invest in the oil-rich country, a top official from Italy's main business lobby Confindustria said on Tuesday.
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Islamic summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
IANS | 14 Dec, 2017
A summit of Islamic countries held in Istanbul on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
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First shipment of flour reaches Yemen port
IANS | 27 Nov, 2017
A ship carrying 5,500 tons of flour arrived at Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeidah on Sunday, after 20 days of military blockade by Saudi-led coalition, a security official at the port said.
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Morocco to host 2nd China-Africa Investment Forum
IANS | 21 Nov, 2017
The second China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF) will be held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on November 27-28, the organisers said in a statement.
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Record opium production in Afghanistan in 2017
IANS | 16 Nov, 2017
Opium production in Afghanistan grew by 87 percent in 2017 to an estimated 9,000 tonnes -- a record number that was accompanied by a 63 percent rise in the area dedicated to poppy cultivation -- according to a joint report by the Afghan government and the UN presented on Wednesday in Kabul.
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