Sunday , April 21 2024


Erdogan & Hamas Chief hold talks in Istanbul

21-04-2024 ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh held talks in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkish media reported. The meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace started shortly after 2:30 pm, media reported. Erdogan has sought but failed to establish a foothold as a mediator in the Palestinian conflict …

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US agrees to pull troops out of Niger

21-04-2024 WASHINGTON/ NAPLES, ITALY: The United States (US) informed the government of Niger on Friday that it agreed to its request to withdraw US troops from the West African country, said three US officials, a move the Biden administration had resisted and one that will transform Washington’s counterterrorism posture in …

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US House set to vote on long-awaited Ukraine aid

21-04-2024 WASHINGTON: After months of delay, the House of Representatives is due to vote on tens of billions of dollars in US military aid for Ukraine and Israel. Both measures have vocal opponents in Congress, and their hopes of passage have hinged on a fragile bipartisan coalition to overcome legislative …

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UK retail sales stagnate despite easing inflation

20-04-2024 LONDON: British retail sales stagnated in March despite high inflation easing recently, representing the first time that they have not grown in monthly terms since December, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. Economists polled by Reuters had mostly forecast sales volumes would increase by 0.3% on the …

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