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UAE pays over $4bn to Iran in gas dues

Reports say Iran has received over $4 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for purchases of gas condensate made before sanctions were imposed against Iran in 2011.  The payments have been made by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), reported Al Jazeera on its website. The report quoted an announcement ...

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Tennis: Zverev crashes as Murray, Wawrinka move on

PARIS  – Alexander Zverev, the man seen as a potential French Open champion, crashed out in the first round Tuesday as world number one Andy Murray and former winner Stan Wawrinka moved through. Zverev, just 20 and fresh from his sensational Rome Masters demolition of Novak Djokovic, slumped to a ...

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Tories could shockingly lose in general election: Poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May could lose overall majority in the upcoming general election in the UK, according to a new poll. YouGov’s first constituency-by-constituency estimate of the election results predicts that the Conservative Party could lose 20 seats and Labour could gain almost 30 in next week’s election. That ...

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89 militants killed in days of fighting in Philippines

Philippine security forces have killed 89 extremist militants during more than a week of fighting in a southern city but the gunmen are still offering strong resistance and holding hostages, the military says. Attack helicopters fired rockets repeatedly on Wednesday morning into the pockets of Marawi city where the militants ...

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Yemen health system mangled as cholera bites: UN envoy

The United Nations’ Yemen envoy says more than seven million people are facing the risk of famine in the impoverished country, which has been under incessant Saudi attacks for more than two years. Speaking at an open session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned ...

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