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Istanbul Airport suspends operations as winter storm sends chills across Mediterranean

By | 2022-01-24T12:39:41+00:00 January 24th, 2022|Middle East|

Turkey and Greece face frigid temperatures and heavy snow, as Israel braces for winter storm Elpis

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The Tunisian regime has a new definition of democracy

By | 2022-01-24T12:38:33+00:00 January 24th, 2022|Middle East|

The Tunisian president claims that the new political system he is proposing would provide the public with better representation, but his real goal is to assume more powers for himself

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Iran blames U.S. for slow pace of nuclear talks, rejects any preconditions

By | 2022-01-24T11:41:25+00:00 January 24th, 2022|Middle East|

'Iran has never accepted any preconditions by the United States,' Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says after U.S. lead negotiator says nuclear deal unlikely if Iran does not release American hostages

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Lebanon’s cabinet meets for the first time in months to discuss budget

By | 2022-01-24T10:33:22+00:00 January 24th, 2022|Middle East|

The 2022 draft budget is expected to include tax increases in a country struggling to deal with soaring poverty levels and hyperinflation, also proposing deficit spending which critics charge will further hyperinflation

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South Korea pays UN with frozen Iranian funds to restore Tehran’s voting rights

By | 2022-01-23T08:30:23+00:00 January 23rd, 2022|Middle East|

Seoul says it had paid $18 million in delinquent dues after consulting with the United States, in a possible sign of flexibility amid floundering nuclear talks

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Turkish journalist cites proverb, gets arrested for insulting President Erdogan

By | 2022-01-22T17:53:19+00:00 January 22nd, 2022|Middle East|

The law on insulting the president, which carries a jail sentence of up to four years, was used to sentence thousands of people in the seven years since Erdogan became Turkey's president

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U.S. calls for ‘urgent de-escalation’ as death toll from Yemen prison airstrike rises

By | 2022-01-22T15:14:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2022|Middle East|

The Saudi-led coalition denies targeting a prison in the northern Saada province run by Yemen's Iran-backed rebels, days after a Houthi attack on the UAE

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Russia talking to Iran about interim nuclear deal with U.S. knowledge, report says

By | 2022-01-22T14:44:08+00:00 January 22nd, 2022|Middle East|

NBC report says the United States has distanced itself from the talks as Washington does not believe the arrangement is being discussed seriously by the parties

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The war in Yemen could mar the Iranian nuclear talks

By | 2022-01-21T18:21:54+00:00 January 21st, 2022|Middle East|

A year since Biden declared that Yemen’s civil war must end, the fighting has spilled over into the Gulf states. But Washington thinks Iran will want to end the war to prepare for closer ties with its neighbors

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