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Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with deep experience in the Middle East, to be U.S....

Iran confirms second failed satellite launch: NBC News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran bid to launch a second satellite in the past two months has failed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said...

NBA, U.S. Tennis, Sky, urge U.S. action on alleged Saudi TV...

DOHA (Reuters) – A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for...

Sudanese policeman dies from wounds after protesters stone vehicle

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese policeman has died from his wounds after protesters threw stones at a police vehicle passing close to demonstrations ...

Turkey expects U.S. to put its weight behind Khashoggi investigation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey expects the United States put its weight behind the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Tayyip...

Tunisian oil refinery workers kidnapped in Libya – activist

TUNIS (Reuters) – Fourteen Tunisian workers were kidnapped as they traveled to work at an oil refinery in western Libya, a human rights activist...
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Take Five: The R-word – World markets themes for the week...

(Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related...

Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

By Eric Knecht and Tuqa Khalid DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished...

Private equity firms eye bonanza in India’s residential real estate space

By Swati Bhat MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s cash-starved residential real estate market is set to get a boost from foreign and domestic private equity firms,...

U.S. oil rallies as exporters trim production

SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. oil prices rose on Friday, gaining for a fourth day on hopes of further supply cuts by major exporters, despite...

Germany welcomes EU decision to expand financial blacklist

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany welcomes a decision by the European Union to expand a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax...

Kremlin: Russia’s economy can weather new U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia’s economy could cope with any new U.S. sanctions, adding that it had demonstrated macroeconomic...
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It’s complicated, says Britain’s MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

By Paul Carrel MUNICH (Reuters) – Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no...

Israeli software firm DriveNets raises $110 million in first funding round

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli networking software company DriveNets said on Thursday it raised $110 million in its first round of financing led by...

Israeli chip designer Ceva fourth-quarter pofit, revenue slip

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli chip designer Ceva Inc reported a drop in quarterly profit that missed estimates and a decrease in royalty revenue. Ceva said...

Huawei presence complicates country partnerships with U.S.: Pompeo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The United States will share its knowledge of risks involving Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei with countries such as Hungary, U.S....

Searchlight Capital offers up to $133 million for control in Bezeq...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners has offered up to 485 million shekels ($133.3 million) for a controlling stake in...

Pompeo visit to focus on U.S. concerns over Huawei in central...

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will voice concerns about the growing presence of China’s Huawei Technologies in central...
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Tennis: Halep outlasts Svitolina in Doha thriller, faces Mertens in final

(Reuters) – Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the...

Infantino defends FIFA from criticism over Bahraini footballer

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended world soccer’s governing body over its perceived lack of action in the...

Tennis: Halep sets up Doha semi-final showdown with Svitolina

(Reuters) – Top seed Simona Halep battled past German Julia Goerges 7-6(1) 7-6(6) in the Qatar Open on Thursday to set up a semi-final...