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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
 Africa / Middle East

Africa will become the food basket of the world
SME Times News Bureau | 21 Sep, 2017
Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."
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French President urges lifting of Gulf blockade against Qatar
IANS | 18 Sep, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the lifting of a Saudi-led embargo on Qatar in effect since June 5, media reports said.
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Israel readies multi-year plan to boost infrastructure: Netanyahu
IANS | 04 Sep, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his government will soon publish a multi-year plan to boost infrastructure with a budget of 116 billion shekels ($32.4 billion).
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Italy to resume diplomatic relations with Egypt
IANS | 16 Aug, 2017
Italy has decided to resume diplomatic relations with Egypt, citing progress made in the unsolved case of Italian scholar Giulio Regeni, who was tortured and murdered in Cairo last year.
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Turkey, Qatar to boost trade ties
IANS | 04 Aug, 2017
Turkish and Qatari economy ministers on Thursday pledged to boost bilateral trade and investment at a business forum.
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Qatar files complaint at WTO over trade boycott
IANS | 01 Aug, 2017
Qatar has filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge a trade boycott by the Saudi-led bloc, the media reported.
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Arab League warns against migration crisis
IANS | 26 Jul, 2017
The Arab League (AL) warned against "the increasing waves of migration to the Arab region", an official said.
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Tillerson urges Arab countries to lift Qatar blockade
IANS | 22 Jul, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the four Arab countries to lift a land blockade on Qatar considering the tiny Gulf country's latest "positive movement" on counterterrorism.
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran
IANS | 19 Jul, 2017
The US government on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals and entities, with the move coming a day after the Trump administration said that Iran was complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal.
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Saudi Arabia to build Industrial Energy City, aims to boost economic growth
IANS | 17 Jul, 2017
Saudi Arabia aims to boost its economic growth and create more jobs through a grand project to build the Industrial Energy City in the Eastern Region, a government official said on Sunday.
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