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Bahrain heads to polls amid boycott calls


November 24, 2018

Bahrainis headed to the polls on Saturday amid calls to boycott the parliamentary election in which dissolved opposition groups have been banned from taking part. The country’s two main opposition groups, the Shia Al-Wefaq and secular Waad, were barred from fielding candidates, prompting renewed calls for a boycott. The polls opened at 8am local time (0500 GMT) and are set …

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Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’


November 24, 2018

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East. Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric. Addressing an annual Islamic Unity Conference on Saturday, Rouhani said “one of the ominous results of World War II …

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Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay


November 24, 2018

A prominent Saudi royal on Saturday said that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 (G20) summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he is someone “that they have to deal with”. Prince Turki al-Faisal told The Associated Press that the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate …

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Saudi crown prince leaves on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder


November 23, 2018

Riyadh -Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left Thursday on a visit to “brotherly Arab countries”, state media reported, his first official trip abroad since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Prince Mohammed will visit a “number of” Arab states at the request of his father, King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press …

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Iran says no trust in Trump´s US for new nuclear talks


November 23, 2018

Rome: Iran sees no point in fresh nuclear talks with the US without guarantees it will not renege on any deal made, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May, branding the deal to restrict Iran´s nuclear work a “disaster”. Iran continues to …

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Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder


November 23, 2018

DUBAI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarked Thursday on a regional tour starting with the United Arab Emirates, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi´s murder tipped the country into crisis. Prince Mohammed will visit a “number of brotherly” Arab states at the request of his father, King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried …

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Trump hints could make first visit to troops in Afghanistan


November 23, 2018

PALM BEACH: US President Donald Trump hinted on Thursday he might soon visit American troops in Afghanistan for the first time. Addressing service members in a Thanksgiving telephone conference, the president told one colonel deployed to the country: “I´ll see you back when you´re in the United States or maybe I´ll see you over there.” Questioned later by journalists on …

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Saudi, Turkey leaders likely to hold meeting on sidelines of G20 summit


November 23, 2018

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina next week, state news agency, citing a Turkish presidential spokesman, reported  on  Thursday. Ibrahim Kalin was reported to have said: “There could be a meeting.” “We´re looking at the programme,” Kalin said, according to state news …

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Daily Horoscope For Friday, November 23, 2018


November 23, 2018

What kind of day will you have today? Read our horoscope… This is a wonderful day to make long-range plans for the future. Talk to daily contacts, siblings and relatives, because their input, especially if they are older, might help you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You feel practical about your money and possessions today. If shopping, you will want to …

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China introduces Black Mirror style ‘Social Credit System’


November 23, 2018

Millions of Chinese citizens have been blocked from different activities like booking flights or trains as Beijing introduced Black Mirror style ‘social credit system’, allowing the government to closely monitor and judge each of its 1.3 billion citizens based on their behavior and activities. The social ranking system is set to be adopted in 2021, Bloomberg reported recently, with residents …

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