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Rouhani says new US sanctions have no effect on Iran economy

DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier. The restoration of sanctions is part of a wider effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to force Iran to curb its …

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Iran allows hundreds of women attend Asian Champions League final

DUBAI Iran allowed hundreds of local women to attend the Asian Champions League final in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies reported, in a possible step towards ending their decades-old exclusion from top soccer matches in the country. The semi-official news agency Tasnim said an unspecified number of women had …

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to work together to stabilise oil markets

BAGHDAD Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to work together to stabilise oil markets, Iraq’s Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said, without giving further details. During a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq and Saudi Arabia’s oil ministers also discussed an electricity grid connection between the two countries to meet Iraq’s …

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Khashoggi body dissolved in acid, disposed through the drains: Report

ANKARA The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources. This led investigators to …

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Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens

COLOMBO Sri Lanka’s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island nation into fresh turmoil and alarmed the international community. Sirisena announced on Friday night that he was dissolving parliament and called fresh elections on …

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