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Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border

GAZA CITY, LONDON (Rahnuma):  Organizers canceled the main weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, for only the second…

Gulf nations ‘approve US request to deploy troops in the Gulf’

JEDDAH (Rahnuma):  The United States is planning to deploy military forces in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and in…

The wonder that is Salwa Palace, the original home of the Al-Saud royal family

RIYADH (Rahnuma):  As the world marks International Museum Day on Saturday, Saudi Arabia is getting one of its national treasures…

Retail shops in Lebanon’s capital shut down amid economic slowdown

BEIRUT (Rahnuma):  The head of Beirut Traders Association said on Saturday that retail shops in different areas in Beirut have…

U.S. oil giant evacuates foreign workers out of oil field in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (Rahnuma):  The U.S. Exxon Mobil oil company evacuated all its foreign workers out of West Qurna 1 oil field…

Egypt’s president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

CAIRO (Rahnuma):  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist and several women. The pardons, announced…

Iran urges China, Russia ‘concrete action’ to save nuclear deal

BEIJING (Rahnuma):  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged “friends” including China and Russia to take “concrete action”…

UK warns British-Iranian dual nationals against visiting Iran

LONDON (Rahnuma):  London warned British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran on Friday due to Tehran’s “continued arbitrary detention…

UAE minister blames Iran for heightened tensions in the region

LONDON (Rahnuma):  Iranian behavior has led to the current heightened tensions in the region, a UAE minister has said, reiterating…

Morocco says it’s cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

RABAT, Morocco (Rahnuma):  Morocco’s border security chief says the North African kingdom is using new tactics to cut into the…
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