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Gulf crisis: Turkey sends First shipment of aid to Qatar

Gulf crisis: Turkey sends First shipment of aid to Qatar

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 12:26 IST     

Ankara [Turkey], June 22 (ANI):Turkish economic minister Nihat Zeybekci said that the first Turkish ship carrying aid to Qatar has departed in a bid to break the embargo imposed on Doha by a number of Gulf countries.
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Mosul mosque destruction means ISIS admitting defeat: Iraq PM

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 08:54 IST      

Mosul [Iraq], June 22 (ANI):Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the ISIS act of destroying the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri amounts to "an official announcement that they have admitted their defeat" in the eight-month-old battle of Mosul.

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Tehran [Iran], June 21 (ANI): Iran has objected to the calls made by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of supporting efforts of a regime change in Tehran and also threatening to pursue sanctions on Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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Cholera kills over 1000 Yemenis in last two months

Updated: Jun 20, 2017 15:08 IST      

Sanaa [Yemen], June 20 (ANI): A cholera epidemic has claimed over a thousand lives in Yemen since late April, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Israel begins reducing power to Gaza

Updated: Jun 19, 2017 17:49 IST      

Jerusalem [Israel], June 19 (ANI): Israel on Monday reduced the amount of electricity it provides to the Gaza Strip, acceding to a request from the Palestinian Authority to put pressure on Hamas.

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Turkish FM in Qatar to resolve Gulf diplomatic rift

Updated: Jun 15, 2017 18:06 IST      

Doha [Qatar], June 15 (ANI): Taking initiative to resolve the Gulf crisis Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has landed in Doha in a first leg to his Gulf tour to mend Qatar's ties with Arab states and said the crisis should be resolved "through peace and dialogue".

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Oslo [Norway], June 14 (ANI): Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the current diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region may bring about an increase in the purchase of arms by certain regional states.

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Earthquake of 6.2-magnitude jolts western Turkey

Updated: Jun 12, 2017 21:40 IST      

Ankara [Turkey], June 12 (ANI): A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale struck western Turkey's Izmir province on Monday.

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Qatar crisis issue may turn to global problem: Turkish PM

Updated: Jun 11, 2017 10:35 IST      

Istanbul [Turkey], June 11 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that the Qatar issue might soon turn into a global problem if the tension in the gulf region increases.

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U.S. suspects Russia planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Updated: Jun 07, 2017 05:36 IST      

Doha [Qatar], June 7 (ANI): According to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation, U.S. investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies.

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Hamas leader in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials

Updated: Jun 05, 2017 09:26 IST      

Cairo [Egypt], June 5 (ANI): A delegation from the Palestinian resistance group Hamas is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials to discuss the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip as well as Egypt's role in alleviating the siege.

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At least 13 dead in Turkish military helicopter crash

Updated: Jun 01, 2017 01:55 IST      

Sirnak [Turkey], June 1 (ANI): At least 13 soldiers were killed after a Turkish military helicopter crashed near Turkey's border with Iraq after hitting a high-voltage transmission line, according to reports.

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24 killed in twin bombing in Baghdad

Updated: May 30, 2017 15:31 IST      

London [U.K.], May 30 (ANI): Twin car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 24 people and injured several dozen in Baghdad on Tuesday.The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the gruesome attack.

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'World's heaviest woman' feeds herself for first time in 25 years

Updated: May 29, 2017 15:34 IST      

Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], May 29 (ANI): Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who recently underwent weight-loss surgery in India, has fed herself for the first time in 25 years at a hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is admitted.

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Treating fake Qatar news as gospel truth unfortunate: Experts

Updated: May 26, 2017 13:06 IST      

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The news about Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia and the Saudi Arabia-owned al-Arabiya, mouthpieces of two governments, broadcasting a false statement attributed to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, appears to have taken journalism to a new low, and has received strong criticism from a cross section of society in India as well.

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Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:47 IST      

Dubai [U.A.E], May 23 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump will be meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday on the second leg of his first visit to the Middle East. He is accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.

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Trump lands in Tel Aviv for his tour's second stop

Updated: May 22, 2017 16:16 IST      

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 22 (ANI): Donald Trump landed in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday for the second leg of his first foreign trip as United States President.

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Tight security for Trump's visit to Israel, Palestine

Updated: May 22, 2017 10:26 IST      

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump will be visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday.

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Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], May 21 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump, during his speech at the Arab-Islamic-U.S. summit, acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism and asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil.

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Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], May 21 (ANI): While addressing the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries on Sunday afternoon in his first speech on a foreign soil, United States President Donald Trump called on the Middle -eastern countries to combat the cr

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