India, GCC agree to resume talks on free trade agreement

  • NEW DELHI: India and the Gulf Cooperation Council have decided to resume talks on a free trade agreement, India’s trade minister and the GCC secretary-general announced Thursday, 14 years after the last round of negotiations. The GCC is a union of six countries in the Gulf region — Saudi Arab...
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India, Gulf Cooperation Council agree to resume talks on free trade agreement

  • NEW DELHI: India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have decided to resume talks on a free trade agreement (FTA), India's trade minister and the GCC secretary-general announced Thursday, 14 years after the last round of negotiations.  The GCC is a union of six countries in the G...
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Iraqi family heartbroken and awaiting answers year on from Channel tragedy

  • LONDON: The brother of an Iraqi teenager who went missing in last year’s Channel tragedy said his heart is breaking as he continues to wait for answers from French and UK authorities. Twana Mamand Mohammad, 18, was on board a dinghy on Nov. 24 when it sank, killing 31 people. Only two people ...
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French rescue services failed to help sinking migrant boat, BBC investigation reveals

  • LONDON: According to a BBC investigation, growing evidence has emerged that French rescue services were negligent in responding to a migrant boat that sank in the English Channel last November, killing 31 passengers on board. On Nov. 24, 2021, the French coastguard at Cap Gris-Nez received th...
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Anwar, at last: Ibrahim becomes Malaysian PM, capping three-decade political journey

  • KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, arguably the most charismatic opposition leader Malaysia has ever seen, was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, reaching the apogee of a three-decade long political career that saw him rise as a companion, then foe, to Mahathir Mohamad, and serve long years in j...
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Anwar Ibrahim at last becomes Malaysia’s PM, capping 3-decade political journey

  • KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, arguably the most charismatic opposition leader Malaysia has ever seen, was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, reaching the apogee of a three-decade-long political career that saw him rise as a companion, then foe, to former PM Mahathir Mohamad, and serve long ...
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India highlights growing UAE ties and trade after landmark deal

  • NEW DELHI: India highlighted on Tuesday its growing bilateral relations with the UAE, after the nations’ foreign ministers held talks in New Delhi following a series of high-level meetings between the two countries this year. India and the UAE signed earlier this year a landmark deal, the Com...
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UK has no plans to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, British MP says

  • AMMAN: British MP Shailesh Vara confirmed on Monday that the UK does not intend to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Jordan News Agency reported. Vara was leading a British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union delegation to Jordan, where they met members of the Jordanian ...
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UK court told ‘Daesh bride’ was child trafficking victim

  • LONDON: Lawyers for a woman who was stripped of her British citizenship after traveling to join the Daesh group in Syria challenged the decision on Monday, arguing she was a victim of child trafficking. Shamima Begum is one of hundreds of Europeans whose fate following the 2019 collapse of the...
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Children returned from Syria Daesh camps ‘building new lives’: Human Rights Watch

  • LONDON: Children repatriated from camps for former Daesh families in northeast Syria are “building new lives” in their home countries, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. It added that the success of repatriation efforts to countries including France, Germany, the UK and ...
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