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The French energy giant previously signed a 2017 $4.8 billion agreement to develop the South Pars gas field project.

In one video , a man collects iPhones from youths squatting in front of a Turkish flag, lays the devices on the ground and pounds them with a sledgehammer.

Erdogan, Macron to foster trade ties amid US dispute

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Erdogan, Macron to foster trade ties amid US dispute

The two countries' finance ministers will meet "as soon as possible" to discuss economic and trade relations, as Turkey seeks to strengthen its European ties amid ongoing US spat.

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon ...

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn <em>investment</em> pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound ...

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The New Arab & agencies

Italy again blocks Aquarius migrant rescue ship from docking

The country's far-right government has repeatedly blocked migrant rescue ships from docking at its ports.

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

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Bashar al-Assad’s wife Asma diagnosed with breast cancer

The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Syrian presidency officially announced on Wednesday.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

Saudi Arabia's royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced on Tuesday he had bought a 2.3% stake of tech company Snap, who owns picture ...

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

CJ Werleman

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

Turkish delegation to head to US to defuse crisis

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Turkish delegation to head to US to defuse crisis

A Turkish delegation will head to Washington in the coming days to de-escalate tensions between the NATO allies in order to revive the ...

Saudi account invokes 9/11 imagery in 'threat' to Canada

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Saudi account invokes 9/11 imagery in 'threat' to Canada

A Twitter account reportedly linked to the Saudi royal family made a seriously bad error of judgement as a diplomatic rift between Canada and ...

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Canada 'seriously concerned' over Riyadh decision to expel ambassador

Canada said it is 'seriously concerned' after Saudi Arabia announced the expulsion of its ambassador after raising human rights concerns.

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

The New Arab & agencies

Rouhani to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

The Iranian president will address foreign policy and the economy as well as respond to US President Donald Trump.

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Saudi expels Canadian envoy over 'interference'

Saudi Arabia announced it was expelling the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh expressed concern over a new ...

Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

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Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

The kingdom's first ever hackathon saw men and women programmers hunched over laptops exploring ways to improve the safety of the annual hajj ...

Thomas Essel

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

World Bank warns some Lebanon projects might be cancelled

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World Bank warns some Lebanon projects might be cancelled

A senior World Bank official warned that the Lebanese economy is 'not doing great' and is in a 'state of fragility'.

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

Iran currency plunges to record low as sanctions bite

The New Arab

Iran currency plunges to record low as sanctions bite

One US dollar will now get you 100,000 Iranian rials.

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