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Fighting between Israel and Palestinians escalating toward a full-scale war, UN warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A view of damaged 9-storey Al Jawhara Tower after it was hit by Israeli warplanes in Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, Gaza on May 12, 2021. Ali Jadallah | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The United Nations has called for......

Palestinians deserve better leaders — and a brighter future for themselves

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Victoria Coates Last Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced he was again postponing legislative elections. He claimed the Israelis aren’t allowing voting in East Jerusalem and Hamas might repeat its victory of 17 years ago — i.e., he gave excuses to stay in power despite his unpopularity. Abbas has......

Inside Afghanistan as U.S. prepares for troop withdrawal

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Inside Afghanistan as U.S. prepares for troop withdrawal – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News got rare access to the Afghan military as it prepares to fight the Taliban on its own when the U.S. pulls its troops......

Egypt projects 7.1% increase in debt financing needs in 2021/22

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the city skyline and River Nile from Cairo tower building in the capital of Cairo, Egypt December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt expects its debt financing needs to rise by 7.1% to 1.068 trillion Egyptian pounds ($68.1 billion) in the......

12/14: DNC hack began over a year before election, investigators believe;

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 12/14: DNC hack began over a year before election, investigators believe; “The Birds” and 24 other classics added to National Film Registry – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Investigators believe the hack of the Democratic National Convention began in......

Bank of Israel keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.1%

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JERUSALEM, April 19 (Reuters) – The Bank of Israel held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1% for an eighth straight meeting on Monday amid optimism over an economic recovery due to a rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout and inflation turning positive. All 16 economists polled by Reuters had said they expected......

Turkish cenbank holds rates at 19%, drops tightening pledge

Reuters
By Ali Kucukgocmen, Jonathan Spicer ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkey’s central bank held rates steady at 19% as expected on Thursday and dropped a pledge to tighten policy further if needed, in its first decision since President Tayyip Erdogan fired the hawkish former governor and set off a market selloff. FILE PHOTO:......

Greece to lift quarantine rule for more travelers from next week: official

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way on Monastiraki square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or......

Iran’s Rouhani says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting......

Media cheers a return to the failed Iran deal: Goodwin

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Michael Goodwin A Monday New York Times front page headline on the explosion at a key Iranian nuclear facility claimed the “Attack May Hurt Efforts to Reboot 2015 Deal.” On Tuesday, also on the front page, the paper declared that “Israel’s Role in Iran Blast Casts A Shadow on U.S.......

Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media

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DUBAI (Reuters) -A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on Tuesday. Israel’s top-rated Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch-foe Iran for the assault, which it......

Erdogan says turkey remains committed to full EU membership

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a statement after a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, April 5, 2021. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey remains committed to full membership in the European Union, for which it is a candidate country despite......

Taliban, Afghan government to attend peace talks in Turkey April 24

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will host a major summit on Afghanistan’s peace process in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, adding representatives from the Taliban and Afghan government would both attend the talks. The meeting includes the United Nations and Qatar as part......

Lebanon’s president says new maritime claim needs government approval

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president said on Tuesday a draft decree expanding its maritime claims in a dispute with Israel must be approved by the caretaker government, rejecting a request to grant it swift presidential approval. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda,......

Lebanon’s president says new maritime claim needs government approval

Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president said on Tuesday a draft decree expanding its maritime claims in a dispute with Israel must be approved by the caretaker government, rejecting a request to grant it swift presidential approval. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda,......

OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

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LONDON (Reuters) -OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast for growth in world oil demand this year on expectations the pandemic will subside, providing help for the group and its allies in their efforts to support the market. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed......

Sudan’s annual inflation rate rises to 341% in March

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s annual inflation rate climbed to 341% in March from 330% in February, the country’s statistics agency said on Monday. Sudan, which has one of the highest rates of inflation in the world, sharply devalued its currency in February in an attempt to overcome a crippling economic......

Turkey’s Halkbank urges end of U.S. prosecution alleging Iran sanctions violations

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for Halkbank told a U.S. appeals court on Monday that the state-owned Turkish lender was immune from U.S. prosecution and that an indictment accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions should be thrown out. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Halkbank......

U.S. was not involved in Iran nuclear site incident: White House

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was not involved in any attack on Iran’s key Natanz nuclear site and has no comment on speculation about the cause of the incident, the White House said on Monday. Reporting by Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt Source – For more click here To......

Iran has identified person who caused power outage at Natanz nuclear site – report

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it had identified the person who disrupted flow of power at the Natanz nuclear facility that led to electricity outage in the site, Iran’s Nournews website quoted intelligence sources as saying. “The person has been identified … Necessary measures are being taken to......

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