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UK holds UN Security Council presidency for March
Mar01

UK holds UN Security Council presidency for March

New York, March 1 (Petra) — The United Kingdom on Wednesday will officially hold the United Nations Security council (UNSC) presidency replacing Ukraine. …read more Source: Jordan News Agency...

Dubai Championship: Wozniacki, Svitolina walk away with positives
Feb27

Dubai Championship: Wozniacki, Svitolina walk away with positives

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki feels she could walk away with her head held high even after going down to Elena Svitolina in the women’s final late on Saturday. Chasing a second crown in Dubai, the Danish player went down 4-6, 2-6 in an hour and 28 minutes as Svitolina landed her sixth, and first-ever major title, on the WTA Tour....

Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO
Feb22

Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO

ABU DHABI — Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov Group’s sales doubled last year, helped by demand in the Middle East for its drones, missiles, rifles and military vehicles, making up for US sanctions that cost it its largest market, its chief executive said. Kalashnikov, whose AK47 assault rifles have armed Russian forces for 70 years,...

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt
Feb19

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt

CAIRO — Tourists are slowly returning to Egypt, easing pressure on a key sector battered by years of turmoil and the 2015 bombing of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers. “There is an increase in the number of tourists. This situation was much better in January than in previous years,” Tourism Ministry spokeswoman Omaima Al Husseini...

Prince Zeid warns against not punishing perpetrators of sexual violence in Ukraine
Feb16

Prince Zeid warns against not punishing perpetrators of sexual violence in Ukraine

New York, Feb. …read more Source: Jordan News Agency...

Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
Feb15

Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies on Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the 2016 presidential campaign. Intercepted calls and phone records show Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials at least a...

U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine
Feb01

U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine

New York, Feb. …read more Source: Jordan News Agency...

Syrian rebels release two Ukrainian hostages
Jan25

Syrian rebels release two Ukrainian hostages

A Syrian opposition group has released a Ukrainian couple following three years of captivity. In 2013, O. M. (43) and N. M. (38) — their full names have not been released — reportedly entered Syria illegally. They were finally released earlier this week in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib, due largely to the efforts of the...

US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson
Jan12

US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson

WASHINGTON — The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop, and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said on Wednesday. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his...

New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era
Jan03

New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led US Congress begins a new session on Tuesday in which it will start laying plans for enacting President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda of cutting taxes, repealing Obamacare and rolling back financial and environmental regulations. With Trump set to be sworn in as president on January 20, Republican lawmakers hope...

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