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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

UK to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

  Ankara: The UK will lift restrictions on large electronic devices being carried as cabin luggage on direct flights from Turkey, officials said here on Thursday. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue. The…

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Tillerson to travel to Kuwait over Qatar crisis (Lead)

  Washington: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Kuwait next week in an attempt to solve the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the four Arab states which have snapped diplomatic ties with the West Asian country, the media reported. Tillerson will meet senior Kuwaiti officials who have been trying to mediate between the…

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US toughens security controls on flights from abroad

  Washington: US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced the toughening of security controls for passengers flying from abroad, but he ruled out expanding the prohibition on laptop computers aboard flights coming from Europe. “We will lay out a clear path to encourage airlines and airports to adopt more sophisticated screening approaches, including better use…

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Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday evening called for lifting the blockade against Qatar, reaffirming Turkey’s support for the Arab country. “I call on the leaders and citizens of the Gulf states, there will be no winner in this fight and slanders will get us nowhere,” the President said at a fasting-break dinner in…

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Tehran attackers IS recruits from Iran: Official

Tehran: The assailants who carried out the two deadly attacks in Tehran resulting in the deaths of 13 people were Iranians who were recruited by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a top security official said on Thursday. In an interview on state TV, Reza Seifollahi, deputy chief of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said the…

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Gulf rift pushes oil price

Dubai: The price of oil gained over 1 per cent while stock prices in the Gulf retreated across the board after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Markets reacted to the escalation of the diplomatic row in the Gulf region and sent the price of oil 1.04…

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‘Electronics ban may expand on flights departing US’

  Washington: US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has confirmed that he is considering expanding a ban on large electronics in airplane cabins to include flights departing from the US to overseas, the media reported. If that happens, then it would mean any electronic device larger than a cell phone would not be allowed on some…

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Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

  Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” Trump said, standing beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Donald Trump on Monday was on the second stop of his…

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Trump visits Israel after urging Middle East to purge ‘evil’

Washington: US President Donald Trump was on Monday set to land in Israel to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a day after urging Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump’s Israel visit comes after he delivered a powerful speech at the Arab-Islamic-American summit…

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All eyes on Trump’s first foreign trip

US President Donald Trump is travelling to Middle East and Europe in his first ever foreign trip after taking over the Presidency in January this year. His first stop will be in Saudi Arabia where President Trump is scheduled to meet with King Salman, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince. According to reports,…

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