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Finland, Sweden Submit NATO Membership Application

Finland, Sweden Submit NATO Membership Application

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland, Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

Russia’s Lavrov Says Finland, Sweden Joining NATO Makes ‘No Big Difference’

Russia’s Lavrov Says Finland, Sweden Joining NATO Makes ‘No Big Difference’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Finland and Sweden joining NATO would probably make "not much difference" as the two countries had long participated in the alliance's military drills. "Finland and Sweden, as well as other neutral countries, have been participating in N

UAE President Receives More Condolences From World Leaders, Including Erdogan

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday several world leaders, who offered their condolences over the death of late President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed accepted the condolences of Turkish Presiden

Kuwaiti, Iraqi Ports Halt Operations Due to Bad Weather

Kuwaiti, Iraqi Ports Halt Operations Due to Bad Weather

Kuwait Ports Authority suspended all maritime operations at its three ports on Monday due to bad weather, the state news agency KUNA reported. The three ports were Shuwaikh port, Shuaiba port and Doha port, the agency added. The General Company for Ports of Iraq on Monday halted all marine ope

UN Calls on Tehran to Halt Imminent Execution of Dual Iranian-Swedish Doctor

UN Calls on Tehran to Halt Imminent Execution of Dual Iranian-Swedish Doctor

The UN human rights office has urged Iran to halt the execution order of Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali and reverse his death sentence. "We are deeply alarmed by the imminent execution in the Islamic Republic of Iran of Swedish-Iranian doctor, and academic Ahmedreza Djalali," UN right

Israeli Defense Minister Says Iran is Preparing to Install 1,000 Additional Centrifuges

Israeli Defense Minister Says Iran is Preparing to Install 1,000 Additional Centrifuges

Iran is working on advanced uranium centrifuges at new underground sites being built near its Natanz nuclear plant, Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday, providing figures that appeared to exceed those published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Centrifuges are used to purify

Iran Detains Protesting Bus Drivers

Iran arrested a number of bus drivers who have staged protests in Tehran for the second consecutive day over their living conditions, media in the country reported on Tuesday. "A number of drivers were detained yesterday during a gathering in front of the central office of the Tehran Bus Company,