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Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Companies from 26 countries explore Iran’s taste buds

American companies are in Iran on a sweet mission, exploring taste buds of a nation with a history in sugar confectionery even though things are getting bitter diplomatically between the two countries. Along with companies from 26 countries, three American firms are taking part at Tehran Cookies and Chocolate Exhibition, ...

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Israel forced to ‘postpone’ first Africa summit

Israel has had to indefinitely postpone a summit it had planned with African countries following a boycott by a number of those states. The so-called Africa-Israel Summit, a first of its kind, had been due to take place in Togo’s capital, Lome, on October 23-27. Israeli officials had reportedly planned to discuss ...

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Turkey says paid deposit in S-400 deal with Russia

Turkey says it has paid a deposit as part of an agreement with Russia for the purchase of an air defense system. “Our friends have already signed [an agreement on] S-400s. A deposit has also been paid, as far as I know,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited by Turkey’s ...

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Clinton says Putin has ‘personal vendetta’ against her

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has once again blamed Russia for losing the 2016 US presidential vote to her Republican rival Donald Trump, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin helped Trump’s team win because of a “personal vendetta” against her. “There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding ...

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Afghans spur India on Chabahar development

Afghanistan has urged India to speed up development of Iran’s strategic port of Chabahar which is on a course to open a transport corridor to landlocked Central Asian nations. Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi Monday and the two sides ...

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Tennis: Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

MADRID – Spanish tennis world number one Rafael Nadal has criticised plans for an independence referendum called by Catalonia’s pro-separatist government for October 1. The referendum is deemed illegal by the Spanish government and the country’s Constitutional Court. “I think what is happening on October 1 ought not to take ...

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Priyanka Chopra learns to write her name in Arabic

MUMBAI – International famed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra visited Syrian refugee children in Jordan, who were displaced because of the civil war. The Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF has also learnt to write her name in Arabic language while she also taught the children to write their names in English. “We ...

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No ‘Phateechar’ player in World XI squad: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI  – Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that he doesn’t agree with those who say that we don’t have to work to make this country better, reported Dunya News. Ahsan Iqbal talked to the media after visiting the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi. On a question about Nawaz Sharif’s alleged ...

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