Senators Demand to Know More About Saudi Journalist’s Killing

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Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration Thursday to tell them more about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate last year, days after a missed deadline for a detailed report on his dea…

‘Turkish participation banking to grow 30 pct in 2019’

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Turkey’s participation banking sector will grow over 30 percent in 2019, according to the head of the Participation Banks Association of Turkey.Last year participation banks’ assets ballooned 29 percent, which is an important rate for the sector, Osman…

Turkish, Greek defense ministers talk bilateral issues

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The Turkish and Greek defense ministers have agreed to establish technical working groups to address issues including confidence-building measures, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. On the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels, Turkey’s…

Turkey, Russia at Odds Over Syria Ahead of Key Summit

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Russia is hosting a three-way summit this week on Syria even as growing diplomatic differences between two participants threaten to undermine the event.Thursday’s talks on the Black Sea resort of Sochi involve Russia, Turkey and Iran; however, Moscow a…

Russia Lobbies for Syria to Rejoin Arab League

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Russia is lobbying the Arab League to re-admit Bashar al-Assad’s Syria as a member, say diplomats based in the region. The Kremlin is eager to re-legitimize Assad’s regime quickly, hoping that will help in the pursuit of funds to rebuild the war-shatte…

British Journalist Held Hostage in Syria May Be Alive

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British photojournalist John Cantlie, who was abducted by the Islamic State more than six years ago alongside American reporter journalist Jim Foley, is believed to be alive, according to Britain’s security minister Ben Wallace.After being seized in no…

Iran Criticizes Greece, Italy for Not Buying Its Oil Despite US Waivers

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Iran’s oil minister on Tuesday criticized Greece and Italy for not buying its oil despite U.S. waivers and said they had not offered Tehran any explanation for their decision.The United States granted the two countries exemptions along with six others …