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Turkey May Resume Talks with Greece, Warns Against Sanctions

Turkey May Resume Talks with Greece, Warns Against Sanctions

Turkey and Greece could soon resume talks over their contested Mediterranean claims but European Union leaders meeting this week will not help if they threaten sanctions, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Sunday. The NATO members and neighbors have been locked in a bitter dispute over the e

South Korea Police Arrests Defector Trying to Cross back to North Korea

South Korea Police Arrests Defector Trying to Cross back to North Korea

South Korean police said on Sunday they had arrested a defector who tried to return to North Korea after a similar, successful crossing in July escalated tensions on the peninsula. The defector, who had fled to South Korea in 2018, was suspected of breaking into a military training site in South

Habtoor Group to Open Representative Office in Israel

Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group is to open a representative office in Israel, it said on Sunday. The United Arab Emirates and Israel last week agreed to establish bilateral diplomatic and trade ties, which officials have said would create significant economic opportunities. The family-owne

Saudi Arabia Continues to Register Drop in New COVID-19 Cases

Saudi Arabia Continues to Register Drop in New COVID-19 Cases

Saudi Arabia has continued to register a drop in daily coronavirus cases. In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry recorded 551 new infections, raising the tally to 329,271. It confirmed 1,078 recoveries, with the total standing at 309,430. The recovery rate in the Kingdom i

US to Slap Sanctions on Over Two Dozen Iran-Linked Targets

US to Slap Sanctions on Over Two Dozen Iran-Linked Targets

The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran's nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior US official said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by th

Rouhani: US Faces Defeat over UN Sanctions

Rouhani: US Faces Defeat over UN Sanctions

The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had been restored. "America is approaching a certain defeat in its sanctions move ...

Iran's Rial Hits Record Low as Tension Spikes with US

The Iranian rial fell to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, a day after the US President Donald Trump’s administration declared all United Nations sanctions on Tehran had been restored. The dollar was offered for as much as 273,000 rials, up from 267,800 rials