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By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Caracas,Venezuela (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Venezuela on Thursday called on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil-producing nations to hold an emergency meeting in February to discuss falling oil prices. Eulogio del Pino, the Minister of Oil and Mining, said the ...
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Jan 22nd, 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Saudi Arabia’s top religious cleric has ruled that chess is forbidden for Muslims because it is a ‘waste of time’ and promotes gambling. Grand mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah issued the fatwa ahead of a major chess...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Washington ( Nytimes + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Obama administration on Thursday announced changes to a visa-waiver program that will make it harder for travelers to enter the United States from Europe if they have dual citizenship from Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or have visited one of those countries in ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 20th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigeria’s army chief of staff told an inquiry on Tuesday that his soldiers had acted appropriately during a bloody raid last month on a minority Shi’ite sect in which at least 60 people were killed. The army says the Islamic Movement in Nige...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 18th, 2016
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Tehran, Iran ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iran’s oil ministry issued an order to increase production by 500,000 barrels a day as the country moved ahead with plans to add supply to a glutted market even at the risk of contributing to a price collapse. The increase is possible now that Iran is un...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 17th, 2016
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Obama administration announced Sunday that it was imposing new, more limited sanctions on some Iranian citizens and companies for violating United Nations resolutions against ballistic missile tests. The move came less than 24 hours after the White House lif...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 17th, 2016
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Riyadh,Saudi Arabia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to a report published by Reuters – Somalia received a pledge of aid for $50 million from Saudi Arabia this month on the same day it announced it was cutting ties with Saudi rival Iran, a document seen by Reuters showed. The governme...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 17th, 2016
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Vienna ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. In a dramatic move scheduled to coincide with the scrap...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 16th, 2016
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Vienna, Austria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An IAEA report verifying that Iran has kept its promises under last year’s nuclear deal with world powers and triggering sanctions relief for Tehran is likely to be issued on Saturday, a diplomatic source said on Friday. The report, if issued, wo...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 15th, 2016
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Tehran, Iran ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iran has removed the sensitive core of its Arak nuclear reactor and U.N. inspectors will visit the site on Thursday to verify the move crucial to the implementation of Tehran’s atomic agreement with major powers, state television said on Thursday. R...