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Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

  • Reports said the tanker was smuggling Iranian fuel for foreign customers
  • The tanker and the crew were not identified
By AP ·

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Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

  • The decision came after months of escalated tension in the region
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UK rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz: defense minister

  • Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained
  • Britain earlier seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar
By Reuters ·

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Qur’an, Adhan competitions attract over 21,000 global entries

  • The initiative aims to highlight the diversity of the Muslim world’s cultures
By Arab News ·

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Two killed in attack on Egypt security forces in Sinai

  • North Sinai has long been a hotspot of extremist insurgents, mainly the local affiliates of Daesh
  • The attack hit forces stationed near a parking lot in the city of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai
By AFP ·

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Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency

  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested in a case over a liquefied natural gas terminal project
  • Arrest adds to a political scene already thick with accusations of corruption and abuse of office
By Reuters ·

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Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

  • Some Iranian officials worry that “mining” is abusing the subsidized electricity
  • Iranian Bitcoin miners are purchasing more affordable Chinese ready-made computers
By AP ·

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FIFA claims progress in letting women attend games in Iran

  • Iran will host their first World Cup qualifier in October
  • FIFA wants the issue of women attending men’s games to be resolved before the game
By AP ·

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Netflix to roll out cheaper mobile-only plan for India

  • India is among the last big growth markets for the company
  • Netflix faces competition from Amazon’s Prime Video and Walt Disney Co’s Hotstar
By Reuters ·