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US-Iran envoy says Bahrain to host Gulf maritime security conference

  • Brian Hook, the special envoy to Iran, said 65 countries would attend the event
  • Washington said last week it was seeking partners for a military coalition to protect the busy shipping lanes off Iran and Yemen
By Arab News ·

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Turkey blocked from US F-35 program after Russian missile purchase

  • “The US and other F-35 partners are aligned in this decision to suspend Turkey from the program"
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Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform Hajj

  • The ministry accused the Qatari government of blocking attempts by its citizens to perform the pilgrimage
  • Saudi Arabia is one of several Arab countries that launched a boycott of Qatar in 2017 over the country’s support for extremist groups
By Arab News ·

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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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Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

  • Some of the threats made by the Zionist enemy are not in favor of the region’s security, Abdollahian says
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore

  • Tokyo could be short as many as 14,000 rooms given an expected surge of Olympics-related tourism
  • Japan’s largest travel agency JTB has chartered the 1,011-cabin Sun Princess for the Olympic period
By AFP ·

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Crude futures steady after fall on US oil products stocks gain

  • Oil prices have fallen this week as worries over a Middle East conflict have eased
  • US crude inventories fell 3.1 million barrels, the US Energy Information Administration said
By Reuters ·

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Mahrez and Mane duel in rematch for Africa Cup of Nations glory

  • Algerian star Mahrez was part of the Manchester City team that edged out Mane’s Liverpool for the English title last season
By AFP ·