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Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

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Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

The woman could be charged under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia which could see her locked up for two years in prison.

US declines French request for Iran oil exemptions

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US declines French request for Iran oil exemptions

Washington had previously said it would consider exemptions on a case-by-case basis for businesses operating in Iran.

US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

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US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

A Treasury official said Washington's use of sanctions are tied to protests that have rocked Iran, but stopped short of saying regime change is ...

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their lives, writes Charlie Faulkner.

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Protests gear up to greet Trump on UK visit

The US President lands in Britain on Thursday as part of a four-day state visit, widely opposed by campaigners against his hardline policies.

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Turkey jails Soma mine boss over 2014 disaster

Soma mine chief is jailed for 15 years over the 2014 disaster that killed 301 miners working at the site.

CJ Werleman

What will Jeremy Hunt mean for Palestinians?

Comment: What will Britain's new foreign secretary mean for Palestinians? CJ Werleman explores.

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

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Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The government-engineered 'expat exodus' has failed to bring down unemployment, which instead increased in the kingdom, as locals shun ...

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Saudi gym worker sacked after flexing biceps to women

Saudi authorities have reportedly shut down a gym after images circulated online showing an employee 'displaying his muscles' in front of women.

Billionaire witness in Netanyahu graft case quits own company

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Billionaire witness in Netanyahu graft case quits own company

An Australian businessman who reportedly tried to curry favour with Israel's PM through luxury gifts has stepped down from Consolidated Press ...

Lebanon told to legalise hashish to solve economic crisis

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Lebanon told to legalise hashish to solve economic crisis

Hashish has long been cultivated illegally in Lebanon, particularly in the Bekaa Valley, historically a stronghold for Hizballah and outlaw ...

French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

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French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

A French-owned shipping container group said it will pull out from Iran over the threat of US sanctions.

Israel blocks European envoys' visit in threatened Palestinian village

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Israel blocks European envoys' visit in threatened Palestinian village

Israel is preparing to raze a Bedouin village in a strategic part of the occupied West Bank, ignoring international calls for a reprieve.

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'Please stop' tweeting about oil, Iran tells Trump

OPEC representative Hossein Kazempour Ardebili has frequently blasted Trump for his tweets about the oil cartel.

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Uber, Careem look to merge Middle East service: report

The ride-hailing rivals are in talks to combine their companies, according to Bloomberg sources.

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Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

Authorities in Sudan regret a new US travel advisory urging Americans against visiting the African country where Washington warned "terrorist ...

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Mohammed bin Salman hires 'disgraced' former executive as adviser

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Mohammed bin Salman hires 'disgraced' former executive as adviser

Former Siemens CEO Klaus Kleinfeld had made his 'comeback' to the corporate world with a Saudi leap of faith, when he was chosen to lead NEOM ...

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Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition

Six people were detained in Europe over a bomb plot targeting an Iranian opposition rally in France.

Iran urges foreign firms to resist US sanction 'threats'

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Iran urges foreign firms to resist US sanction 'threats'

Sanctions on the automobile sector are set to be reinstated on August 6.

Trump allies push for Iran regime change after protests

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Trump allies push for Iran regime change after protests

On Monday traders at Tehran's Grand Bazaar staged a rare strike following earlier reports of street protests in provincial cities.

The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

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