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Turkish cenbank head says global supply lifting inflation

Turkish cenbank head says global supply lifting inflation

ISTANBUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank governor said on Thursday that global supply issues are lifting inflation, and…
UAE to lift entry, transit ban on passengers from 12 African countries

UAE to lift entry, transit ban on passengers from 12 African countries

DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will lift an entry and transit ban on on Saturday on…
Saudi Arabia launches gaming, e-sports group Savvy

Saudi Arabia launches gaming, e-sports group Savvy

DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund on Wednesday said it had launched a gaming and e-sports…
Lebanon, Jordan agree to bring electricity through Syria

Lebanon, Jordan agree to bring electricity through Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Lebanon signed a U.S.-backed deal with Jordan on Wednesday that aims to ease crippling power…
Israel’s Partner Comms gets fibre deal to connect East and West

Israel’s Partner Comms gets fibre deal to connect East and West

JERUSALEM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Israeli telecom group Partner Communications , said on Wednesday it signed a 40 million shekel…
Emirates NBD’s profit jumps, says ready for higher rates

Emirates NBD’s profit jumps, says ready for higher rates

DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Emirates NBD’s (ENBD.DU) annual profit rose 34% as an improving economy boosted investment banking income, Dubai’s biggest…
UAE discussing defence upgrade after Houthi attacks- envoy to U.N.

UAE discussing defence upgrade after Houthi attacks- envoy to U.N.

DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates may upgrade its defensive capabilities after missile attacks by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group,…
U.S., Qatar to discuss energy security during emir’s Washington visit

U.S., Qatar to discuss energy security during emir’s Washington visit

WASHINGTON/DOHA, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Qatar’s ruling emir will hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House…
UNICEF says fears grow over fate of 850 children in besieged Syrian prison

UNICEF says fears grow over fate of 850 children in besieged Syrian prison

AMMAN, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Fears are growing for hundreds of children in a Syrian prison seized by Islamic State…
Iran sentences French national to 8 years’ jail for spying – TV

Iran sentences French national to 8 years’ jail for spying – TV

PARIS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – An Iranian court on Tuesday convicted French national Benjamin Briere of espionage, sentencing him to…
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