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Mounting tensions between Iran and Europe


Iran is keen to maintain good relations with the European countries at the current stage because they can help it cope with US pressures, observes a special report by FARAS, the Abu Dhabi-based think tank. These relations gained added importance after … Continue reading

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Beirut street name honours alleged assasin

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The naming of a street in the Lebanese capital Beirut after a late military commander of the Hezbollah movement has sparked a political row. Mustafa Badreddine, after whom the street in the suburb of Ghobeiry is named, is alleged to … Continue reading

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Tunisia tackles road death shame

Tunisians are prone to overload their vehicles thus obscuring their view of other road users, resulting in danger, and all too frequently death

Facing an alarming number of traffic accidents, the Tunisian government is working with civil society organisations on awareness campaigns to promote road safety. Tunisia records an average of 1,500 people killed in road accidents each year, the Tunisian Road Prevention … Continue reading

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Saudi beekeeper goes viral


A Saudi beekeeper has become an internet celebrity after images showing him standing covered in a swarm of thousands of bees went viral on social media. Zuhair Fatani (right), a member of the Saudi Beekeepers’ Committee, said he managed to … Continue reading

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UAE urges Arab nations to enter space race

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The Middle East and North Africa region is catching up with the global race to space, thanks to the leadership of the UAE. As the recent Global Aerospace Summit concluded in Abu Dhabi, the region geared up to establish an … Continue reading

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IRAN: Currency tumbles as ‘nuclear deal’ become increasingly wobbly


  Iran is experiencing a financial crisis as its currency, the rial, has dropped to unprecedented levels over in recent months. Over the last two weeks, the currency’s value against the US dollar dropped by 10,000 rials, with the currency … Continue reading

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Gulf debacle threatens stability of Horn of Africa

The squabbles of sheikhs threaten the peace of future generations in the Horn of Africa

The political crisis between some countries in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence – a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast and some fear it could tear the Horn of Africa apart. After nearly 30 years of … Continue reading

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Amid difficult economic circumstances and a job market where male workers dramatically outnumber females, Egyptian women are taking new steps in the technology sector, an area previously dominated by men. Motoon, which helps develop networks in the technology sector, partnered with … Continue reading

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U.S. freeze assets of five companies it accuses of aiding Iran missile programme


US slaps sanctions on Iran Continue reading

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Egypt progressives push for reform

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Egyptian progressives press for reform Continue reading

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