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US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran...

Official: Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work

US President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco's highest award for his work in advancing a normalisation deal between Israel and Morocco, Reuters reported...

NFL: New York Jets hiring first Muslim coach

The New York Jets have announced they reached an agreement in principle to hire Lebanese-American Robert Saleh, setting him on the path to become...

US lowers troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to 2,500

The US has decreased its number of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to 2,500, accomplishing a key goal of President Donald Trump as he...

Egypt hopes US’ Biden engages in Ethiopia dam crisis

Egypt on Friday called on the incoming US administration to play a role in finding a solution to the Ethiopia dam crisis, Anadolu Agency...

Trump orders US Central Command to include Israel for more effective anti-Iran efforts

Donald Trump has ordered the US military to include Israel in its Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal...

US ignores famine in Yemen as it designates Houthis as ‘terrorists’

The US has rejected pleas from the UN to reverse its decision to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group. The decision has been...

Iraq: new US sanctions on PMF’s deputy head

The US has imposed new sanctions on the deputy head of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) after classifying him as a Specially Designated Global...

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Sensex swings nearly 900 points on global cues

MUMBAI: Friday witnessed one of the most volatile sessions on Dalal Street in recent months. As traders and investors...

Mike Pence calls Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people...

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