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Syrian war crimes suspect appears in Dutch court

By Stephanie van den Berg Amsterdam (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Syrian accused of war crimes in the Netherlands for allegedly participating in an execution...

Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face...

By Stephen Kalin and Ghaida Ghantous RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen after...

Iran says it will take ‘stronger step’ away from nuclear deal...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is prepared to take a “stronger step” in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if...

Lebanon-Israel border quiet after Hezbollah clash

MAROUN AL-RAS, Lebanon (Reuters) – The Lebanon-Israel border area was quiet on Monday, after Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group and the Israeli army exchanged cross-border...

Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants killed in clashes

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants were killed on Monday in a security operation in a remote area near the...

Iran says it closes gaps with France in talks on nuclear...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran and France’s views have become closer over Tehran’s nuclear deal, mainly after phone calls between President Hassan Rouhani and his...
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Sanctions choke Iran’s crude sales, but oil product exports booming

By Ahmad Ghaddar and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) – While U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have slashed the OPEC member’s crude exports by more...

Oil falls amid new round of tariffs in U.S.-China trade war

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday after new tariffs imposed by the United States and China came into force, raising concerns about...

Kuwait Airways to spend $2.5 billion on new aircraft

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait Airways plans to spend about $2.5 billion on 28 new aircraft due to be delivered by 2026, Kuwait...

UAE firms scout trade at Syria fair, defying U.S. pressure

By Kinda Makieh DAMASCUS (Reuters) – A delegation of at least 40 businessmen from the United Arab Emirates attended a state-backed trade fair in Syria’s...

Murat Cetinkaya, Oguzhan Ozbas appointed as Turkey central bank deputy governors

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish central bank said on Saturday that Borsa Istanbul CEO Murat Cetinkaya and Oguzhan Ozbas have been appointed as deputy...

Saudi Arabia sets up ministry of industry and mineral resources: decree

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Friday it would establish a standalone ministry of industry and mineral resources, separating it from the energy...
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Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official

(Reuters) – An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday,...

Trump, UK’s Johnson discuss Huawei on G7 sidelines

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed Huawei and 5G technology at a bilateral meeting on...

Fintech firm Pagaya issuing $115 million asset-backed security

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – U.S.-Israeli Pagaya, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to manage institutional money, said on Thursday it is issuing a $115 million...

Amazon tests water in Israel with website to attract local sellers

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via...

Porsche invests in Israeli road visibility startup TriEye

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s TriEye, whose short-wave-infra-red sensing technology enables vision in adverse weather and night-time conditions, has expanded its funding round to...

Intel launches first artificial intelligence chip Springhill

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Intel Corp on Tuesday launched its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for...
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United States too strong for Czechs as Aussies flourish

BEIJING (Reuters) – Holders the United States made a sound start to their basketball World Cup title defence with an 88-67 win over the...

Doping: Jamaican under-20 world champ Williams tests positive

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world under-20 double sprint gold medalist Briana Williams has tested positive for a banned diuretic, her lawyer has...

Exclusive: French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe

By Nathan Layne and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant...