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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • Delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Russia for an official visit
By Arab News ·

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US must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiate: Rouhani

  • Oil prices hit their highest level since November on Tuesday after Washington announced the end of imports on Iranian oil
  • Khamenei on Wednesday called the US move a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia sees first budget surplus since 2014

  • Saudi Arabia plans to increase state spending in 2019
  • The country will work on stabilizing the global oil market
By Arab News ·

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Financial Sector Conference kicks off Wednesday in Riyadh

  • Thousands have signed up for the two-day event including ministers and top policy makers
By Frank Kane - Rawan Radwan ·

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Sudan protest leaders threaten strike unless demands met

  • One of the demonstration leaders said they would take “escalatory measures”
  • The protesters are ready to start a million-strong march and a general strike
By AFP ·

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Daesh link to Sri Lanka attacks raises fears of South Asia terror ‘recruits’

  • Investigators believe Daesh worked with an obscure preacher
  • In Sri Lanka, too, Daesh has been recruiting for years, according to Rohan Gunaratna, a Singapore-based expert on militancy in the region
By MEHREEN ZAHRA-MALIK & BAKER ATYANI ·

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US won’t send officials to China’s Belt and Road Forum

  • Leaders from 37 countries and officials from dozens more are expected to attend the Belt and Road Forum from Thursday to Saturday
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists at a briefing last week that US diplomats, state government representatives and members of the business community would be attending the forum
By AFP ·

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Eriksen late show keeps Spurs on course for top four finish

  • Erikssen’s long-range strike gave Spurs the win over Brighton
By AP ·

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Trump complained to Twitter CEO about lost followers -source

  • Reuters reported in 2016 Trump had been angry with Twitter because it had rejected an advertising deal with his campaign
By Reuters ·