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May 2017

More than 30 killed in Baghdad attack as blast hits ice-cream shop in Ramadan

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More than 30 people have been killed and wounded dozens more in twin Baghdad bombings in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadan fast.

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US lawmakers work to overturn Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s multibillion sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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More than 28 dead as gunmen open fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

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At least 28 people have been killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians who were headed to monastery in Minya province.

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Trump receives extravagant welcome on his visit to seal a multi-billion arms deal to Saudi-Arabia

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Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia kicked off on Saturday in his first international tour as president. Saudi Arabia, home to some of Islam’s holiest sites, warmly welcomed the man who has declared “Islam hates us” and said the United States was “losing a tremendous amount of money” defending the Kingdom.

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Trump blames Iran for terrorism and the spread of radicalization

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In his weekly address, President Donald J. Trump talked about his first foreign trip and noted that many Muslim leaders “have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both.”
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LO advocates international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel

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A majority of the Federation of Trade union (LO) Congress decided that Norway should strive for an international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. Keep Reading

Norway billionaire intends to grant his wealth

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A Norwegian billionaire announced Tuesday he wants to contribute to society by giving away the “lion’s share” of his fortune, including funds for an oceanographic research vessel for the scientific community.
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OPEC deal backfires: Saudis lose market share to Iran, Iraq

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Since the start of OPEC’s production cuts, oil market analysts and experts have been focusing on how US shale would respond to the relatively higher and stable oil prices, possibly eating up some of the cartel’s global market share while the cuts last.

The market share war is also going on a micro level within OPEC itself – a diverse group of producers, with each pushing and pursuing their own agenda in every meeting and collective decision. This time around it is no different.
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Twitter suspends the page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

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The official account of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was suspended by Twitter without any explanation.

The social network Twitter has suspended the account of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian spiritual guide, on which one could find news and events in Arabic concerning his personality, informs the Iranian news agency Mehr.

European intelligence source revealed to RadioØsten claiming that the Saudi Arabia have direct pressed and supported the suspends the twitter page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

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Japanese Warship deployed amid rising North Korea tensions

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According to reports, Japan has dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to guard and escort a U.S. supply vessel. The mission, which comes amid rising tensions over North Korea, is performed under Japan’s expanded security law that came into force March last year. Under this law, Japan has the right to aid an alley under attack and expand its SDF activities overseas.

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