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Cyclone Mekunu live updates: Oman’s Salalah lashed

Oman: With helicopters and humanitarian relief on board, two Indian navy ships have set sail from India to Oman. The two ships, INS Deepak and INS Kochi, sailed from Mumbai yesterday. They have relief material on board. They are on stand-by to assist Salalah if required, according to the Indian …

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US Sanctions On Iran Threaten Vital India-Afghanistan Chabahar Project

Chabahar is among a number of projects of transport and energy networks projects designed to boost Afghanistan’s trade WASHINGTON/KABUL:  US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan’s economy, endangering a key …

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Iran told: comply with US demands or face ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’ Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a list of a dozen US demands. In a speech that attempted to lay …

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Pompeo set to unveil US “Plan B” to confront Iran

Play Video Pompeo: We need to be in every corner of globe 00:50 Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil the administration’s “Plan B” for countering Iran on Monday, an idea that some critics call a “pipe dream,” while others question whether the administration is coming clean on its …

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Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif Rattles Pakistan Army’s Cage

With a not-so-subtle jab, the former prime minister has virtually indicted the country’s powerful army for a disastrous national security policy that has turned Pakistan into an international pariah. Mohammad Taqi The three-time former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif took a not-so-subtle jab at the Pakistan army’s …

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US closely monitoring Iranian forces in Persian Gulf: Navy chief

The United States Navy is closely monitoring Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness, the US Navy chief has said. “It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this …

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Oman faces property crash as foreign workers leave

At least 670 commercial property owners are facing potential bankruptcy, says bank source Oman’s property sector is feeling the squeeze as thousands of expatriates leave the country following a renewed government drive to replace them with Omanis. Ahmed Al Hamadani is one of the many landlords who are losing income. …

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US pullout from Iran deal: Who will pay the economic price?

We examine Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the implications for the global economy. This week, US President Donald Trump announced that he has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is set to renew sanctions on Iran. It’s a decision which has implications for the …

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U.S. Raises Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Currency Exchange

In first action since pulling out of nuclear deal, Treasury accuses Iran’s central bank of being complicit in funneling dollars to elite military unit By Ian Talley WASHINGTON—The U.S. took a step toward cutting Iran off from the global economy on Thursday, levying sanctions on a financing network and accusing …

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Why Iran and Israel Are Clashing in Syria

By Sewell Chan May 10, 2018 A simmering conflict between Israel and Iran escalated overnight when Israeli jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria. The strikes came after what the Israeli military described as an Iranian rocket attack against its forces in the Golan Heights. The Israelis said …

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