Friday, July 28, 2017 | 1:33 AM


Al-Aqsa Mosque dispute poised to become a religious conflict, UN envoy warns

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The UN envoy on Middle East peace has warned that the developments over the past 11 days in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem have demonstrated the grave risk that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a religious one that could ultimately engulf the rest of the region.

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Saudi-led bloc of states undermining mediation efforts: Qatar FM

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Qatar’s foreign minister, who is on a visit to the US, says the “negative behavior” of the Saudi-led bloc of blockaders is undermining the mediation efforts aimed at settling the unprecedented diplomatic crisis gripping the Persian Gulf region.

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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com.

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Anti-Erdogan journalists reject ‘terror’ claims as trial opens in Turkey

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Istanbul—Staff from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers on Monday rejected as absurd “terror” charges laid against them, on the first day of a trial which has intensified alarm over press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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US House approves new sanctions against Iran, Russia, N Korea

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea.

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Will strike 'heart of US' if Kim regime threatened: Pyongyang

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

North Korea has threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run news agency reported.

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