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Kuwait seeks to heal Gulf rift ahead of Arab Summit

Kuwait seeks to heal Gulf rift ahead of Arab Summit

Kuwait is seeking to mediate an end to the standoff between Qatar and three Gulf countries – Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain – ahead of a planned Arab summit to be held on March 25, a prominent Kuwait lawmaker has said. Ali al-Rashid, the head of the foreign affairs committee at...

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Turkish president contradicts Erdogan, dismissing foreign plot

Turkish president contradicts Erdogan, dismissing foreign plot

President Abdullah Gul has dismissed suggestions that outside forces are conspiring against  Turkey , openly contradicting Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's assertions that a corruption scandal shaking the country is part of a foreign-backed plot. The graft inquiry swirling...

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Protests flare across Lebanon against 'siege' of border town

Protests flare across Lebanon against 'siege' of border town

 Lebanese demonstrators blocked several roads throughout the country on Tuesday evening in protest at what they called a "siege" on the Sunni Muslim town of Arsal on the border with Syria. The road to Arsal was blocked by residents of the Shi'ite Muslim town of al-Labwa who...

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Ukraine crisis not seen hurting Iran nuclear talks -EU

Ukraine crisis not seen hurting Iran nuclear talks -EU

Iran  and six world powers sought on Tuesday to make headway toward resolving their decade-old nuclear dispute, with Western officials expressing hope the talks would not be further complicated by the  Ukraine  crisis. So far, diplomats said, there is little...

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