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Iran and China Conduct Naval Drill in Gulf

BEIRUT, June 18 – Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause of concern for Washington. In

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Advertising Rates Soar Amid India vs. Pakistan Cricket Final

By Sanjeev Miglani and Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, June 18 – Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the

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Americans Lament Cuba Becoming “Forbidden Island” Again

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, June 18 – American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana’s legendary Sloppy Joe’s bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week. In a setback to the U.S.-Cuban detente

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support

By Tom Finn DOHA, June 15 – A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 U.S. fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the U.S. relationship with Doha. Qatar is facing a severe economic and

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For Saudi Aramco’s IPO, ‘Slowly’ Will Do the Job

By Tim Falconer Here’s the thing about an initial public offering, (IPO), you generally only get one chance to get it right. And when there is so much riding on a single share sale, as is the case with Saudi Aramco, getting it right the first time isn’t just an objective, it’s a nailed on

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Qatar Signs $12 bln Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from U.S.

June 14 – Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion. The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar

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