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British policy on Arab world ‘needs a reset’

العلاقات السعودية البريطانية

Arab News REBECCA SPONG 26 September, 2017 LONDON: A “colossal gap” in understanding of the Arab world among many Britons must be tackled to counter the growing problem of Islamophobia, while a “reset” is needed in UK foreign policy on the region. Those were key conclusions of an Arab News ...

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Bali volcano: Fears of Mount Agung eruption cause more than 75,000 people to evacuate the area, say Indonesian authorities


The Independent Samuel Osborne 26 September, 2017 More than 75,000 people have been evacuated from the area around Mount Agung on Bali amid fears of an imminent eruption, the Indonesian disaster agency has said. Indonesia’s disaster agency says hundreds of tremors daily from the volcano indicate magma is moving toward ...

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Macron, Aoun discuss terrorism, Syrian crisis

قمة لبنانية فرنسية

Arab News NAJIA HOUSSARI 26 September, 2017 BEIRUT: Lebanon’s policy of disassociation from regional conflicts is the best way to maintain the country’s stability and sovereignty, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday after meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun in Paris. “In order to solve the problem of displaced ...

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Trump travel ban extended to blocks on North Korea and Chad

ترامب لايصلح للرئاسة

President’s proclamation may throw major hurdle in front of ongoing court challenges to ban which blocked travel from six majority-Muslim countries The Guardian Oliver Laughland 25 September, 2017 Donald Trump has announced new travel restrictions on visitors to the United States that will expand his controversial travel ban to eight ...

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Iraq’s Kurdistan region holds independence vote


Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. BBC News 25 September, 2017 Iraq’s prime minister has warned he will take “necessary measures to preserve the unity of the country”. Western countries have expressed concern that the poll could provoke fresh ...

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