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Iran slams US sanctions push, France warns of further Mideast instability

  • France’s foreign minister said the US decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal will endanger the region
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Pompeo had repeated old allegations against Tehran “only with a stronger and more indecent tone.”
By Reuters ·

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Anwar Ibrahim: ‘You can’t erase the past, but you can chart a new future’

  • A week after being freed from prison, Malaysia’s former deputy leader has caused a stir by making 
a pact with his political arch-rival. In an exclusive interview with Arab News, he reveals why
  • Mahathir has hinted to reporters that his primeministership could end within one or two years to make way for Anwar to take over the leadership.
By Nor Arlene Tan ·

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Assad meets Russia envoy, hails ‘partners in victories’

  • Alexander Lavrentiev relayed Putin’s congratulations to Assad on the capital’s recapture.
  • Russia has backed Syria’s government for several decades but intervened militarily in its war in 2015.
By AFP ·

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France, Saudi Arabia to hold Yemen humanitarian conference end June

  • France and Saudi Arabia will co-host an international conference on Yemen in Paris
  • More than 10,000 people have been killed in a war that has displaced 3 million internally
By Reuters ·

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Dhaka relishes traditional ‘Dhakaia iftar’ in Ramadan

  • While much has changed in Dhaka, its tasty Ramadan dishes have stayed the same in the 400-year old city established by the Mughal dynasty.
  • The exquisite variety of kebabs attracts food lovers from far and wide, reminding them of the existence of Mughals through different food menus — offering tikka, shutli, jaali, shami, irani and other kinds of kebabs.
By SHEHAB SUMON ·
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Saudi Arabia out to make Kingdom 'proud' and repay faith of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side are in Zurich on a three-week training camp
  • SAFF have left no stone turned in preparing the team for their first appearance at the finals since 2006
By Kevin Affleck ·