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DIPLOMACY

Sudan: Defense deals with North Korea has been scrapped

Sudanese authorities have confirmed that defense contracts with North Korea have been scrapped, in what is the first acknowledgment of such a deal with the North Korea which is under heavy U.N sanctions. "Sudan's defense...

Iran details conditions for sticking to 2015 nuclear deal

On Tuesday, Iran is set to inform the United Nations’ nuclear body that it will begin the process of increasing its capacity to produce uranium hexafluoride, a key ingredient for enriching uranium. Following U.S. President...

Vogue Arabia draws flak for featuring Princess Hayfa while women activists are jailed

Vogue Arabia landed for a bit of harsh criticism following its June 2018 cover which features a Saudi princess. While Vogue Arabia’s intentions may have been noble: to feature the “trailblazing women of Saudi...
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Syrian refugees must voluntarily return

Lebanon is collaborating with Damascus in order to ensure the safe return of its citizens, who have ended up as refugees, in Lebanon. Lebanese President Michel Aoun, as well as other politicians have called on...

Bahrain’s state finances need reforms: IMF

Following yearly consultations with the government of Bahrain, a senior official from the International Monetary Fund disclosed, it is very important for the state of Bahrain that it undertakes financial reforms, which includes supporting...

French diplomacy saves Lebanon from engaging in a war, claimed President Macron

According to Reuters’ reports, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, sees his country as the problem solver of Lebanese “political crisis”, whereby referring to last year’s situation. In a public statement, President Macron also...

Turkey: 104 ‘plotters’ sentenced to life

A Turkish court handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup, according to state media. The former military personnel were given "aggravated life sentences" by a court in...