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US President Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader

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US imposes sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei US President Donald Trump has ordered sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and eight IRGC commanders. Iran says this marks the end of diplomacy  President Trump issued sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iranian officials, and eight IRGC commanders on Monday. The US President clarified that the new sanctions would restrict access to financial

Istanbul Mayoral Polls: Opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu Bags Landmark Win

Ekrem Imamoglu

Opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu bags landmark electoral win in Istanbul Turkey’s opposition CHP’s Ekrem Imamoglu bagged a significant win in the rerun of Istanbul's Mayoral polls. AKP’s Binali Yıldırım conceded with 45% votes Mirroring the initial result, the rerun of Istanbul’s Mayoral polls marked a landmark win for the opposition leader, Ekrem Imamoglu. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-led Justice and Development Party (AKP) faced

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s PGPIC

Iran’s largest petrochemicals

US imposes economic restrictions on Iran’s largest petrochemicals The United States has imposed economic sanctions on Iran’s largest petrochemical’s group, PGPIC due to its ties with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) US Treasury Dept. has confirmed sanctions on Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), given its ties with the IRGC. PGPIC is Iran’s largest and most profitable petrochemical group. The economic sanctions

Iran to Announce Partial Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

Hassan Rouhani

A year after the US extraction from the 2015 agreement; Iran announces for partial withdrawal from Nuclear Deal Iran will announce its partial withdrawal from nuclear deal of 2015, after US withdrew from the agreement in 2018.  It has delivered letters to the ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The letters were to be

US Sends Carrier Group, Bombers to Warn Iran

John Bolton

The US has deployed USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to warn Iran, amidst the growing tensions between the US and Iran. The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East. The deployment is aimed at "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, US National Security Advisor

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Election For Fifth Term

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Election

Racing in a neck and neck challenge with Benny Gantz, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the election. He has secured his position for the fifth term. The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, won the Israeli national elections on Wednesday. He will be forming a coalition government, backed by the right-wing faction, for the fifth term in the country. Despite

UAE Cabinet Adopts Amendment to Family Sponsorship Provision

UAE to sponsor families

The UAE Cabinet has approved a new provision for family sponsorship. Expats can now sponsor family members based on their incomes According to a recent announcement of the UAE Cabinet, expats residing in the region will now experience more liberal family sponsorship policies. The Cabinet has approved a new provision to hold income and not profession as the deciding factor

Kuwait Vision 2035: the rising of a “New Kuwait”

A vision for financial, cultural and institutional transformation  A radical transformation often seems similar to breaking concrete. However, a clear vision and a comprehensive strategy can transmute any territory. In 2017, when the Government of Kuwait unveiled the country’s Vision 2035, it had both; a vision and a strategy. Intended to transform Kuwaiti soil into a financial, cultural and institutional hub

Kuwait Hopes US’ Peace Plan Brings “Political Solution”

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (L) and Kuwait's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah during a joint press conference in Kuwait City.

Kuwait-US reaffirms the need for regional peace during strategic dialogue held in Kuwait city Kuwait seems hopeful that US peace plan for the Middle East would take into account the regional situation of all parties involved. A statement came recently when Kuwait Foreign Minister was attending a press conference during the visit of US Secretary of State. The two nations concluded

Abu Dhabi Adopts Hindi as 3rd Official Court Language

Hindi is now the third official court language of United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates includes Hindi as the third official court language; a move that will improve Indian community’s access to country’s judicial system. Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language to be used in the courts, together with English and Arabic. The momentous decision is being touted as a part of country’s efforts to improve access

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