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phosphate, exports, Greece, EU, economy, Syria,

Phosphate exports, a lifeline for the Syrian Regime

Phosphate imports by Greece from Syria could act as a lifeline to Syria. The country currently faces stringent international sanctions and is unable to fully benefit from its crude reserves. By importing the mineral,...
Iran, Iranian, China, Chinese, cooperation, economic, trade, ties,

Cooperation with Iran will continue: China

Cooperation and relations with Iran will continue, said China’s state news agency Xinhua citing a statement from Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi. The stance is diametrically opposite to the Trump Administration’s diplomatic approach with Iran,...
Qatar, blockade, UAE, families, property, students, lives,

ICJ rules – UAE-led blockade violates Qataris’ rights

The economic blockade imposed by the United Arab Emirates and its allies against Qatar amounts to racial discrimination. This was what the United Nations' top court pronounced in its provisional ruling in what is...
Agreement, JPMorgan, Saudi Investment Bank, Saudi Arabia,

JPMorgan sells 100% stake in Saudi Investment Bank for $203 million

In a strategic development Saudi Investment Bank announced that it intends to completely purchase JPMorgan International Finance Company’s stake in itself for $203 million. On Sunday, the Saudi banked signed an agreement for purchasing JPMorgan...
The hague, Holland, Netherlands, United Nations, International Court of Justice

Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...

Saudi Arabia’s Threat a violation of Gulf cooperation charter and international law: Qatar

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s military threats, Qatar's foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, warned the move is in violation of the Gulf cooperation charter as well as international law. Sheikh Mohammed made the comments...

Switzland’s BCP halts business transactions with Iran

On Tuesday, Swiss lender Banque de Commerce et de Placements (BCP), stated it has stopped processing all new business transactions that deal with Iran and is in the process of shuttering its Iran-related activities. The...