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Egypt’s tourism declines

Monday, 8 February 2016 12:22 PM

Tourists used to enjoy quad biking in Egypt, but after the crash of a Russian passenger plane crashing into the Sinai Peninsula, about 1 million tourists visited Egypt in November and December, down 41 percent from last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Donor conference raises $11bn for Syria

Sunday, 7 February 2016 12:29 PM

World leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gathered for the fourth annual donor conference – 'The Supporting Syria And The Region' London 2016 Conference’ – in an attempt to raise £6.2bn GBP to those affected by the war in Syria.

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Trade ministers sign Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in Auckland

Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:40 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and ministerial representatives from 12 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in Auckland on February 4, 2016.

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Sheikh al-Nahyan meets with Lavrov in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 12:50 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan on February 2, 2016 at the ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital Abu Dhabi.

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Syria peace talks in Geneva

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:22 PM

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said he was 'optimistic and determined' following an informal meeting with Syria's main opposition group, which had threatened to leave before planned peace talks begin in earnest.

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Emir of Qatar visits Bosnia

Sunday, 31 January 2016 1:10 PM

Following a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani paid a one-day official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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French President Francois Hollande’s visit to India

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:44 PM

French President Francois Hollande is in New Delhi to make common cause with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issues such as combating Islamist extremists and climate change.

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Kuwaiti Energy Strategy Forum

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:26 PM

A one-day oil conference, Kuwaiti Energy Strategy Forum gathered Kuwaiti and Iraqi ministers in Kuwait City on January 26, 2016.

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Modi launches Start Up India initiative

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:16 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures launched an initiative to bolster start-ups in New Delhi. Indian entrepreneurs will receive generous tax breaks and face dramatically reduced red tape when starting and closing a business. Speaking at a gathering of 2,000 entrepreneurs from India, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, Modi outlined a slew of measures under Start Up India including exempting startups from income tax for their first three years.

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Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:15 PM

The 10th Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is an annual event that brings together high-ranking Saudi officials and world business leaders.

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Kerry leaves Riyadh following talks on Syria, Iran

Monday, 25 January 2016 12:37 PM

John Kerry reassured Saudi Arabia of the 'solid relationship' between both countries, even after the lifting of sanctions on the kingdom's regional rival Iran.

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Europe migrant crisis

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:36 AM

The silhouettes of migrants and refugees are seen as they walk after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on January 23, 2016. Time is running out to solve Europe's refugee crisis with the unity of the continent hanging in the balance, said top officials at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos.

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In pictures: Davos 2016

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:35 AM
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Kerry meets with King Salman in Riyadh

Sunday, 24 January 2016 12:20 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, hoping for an easing of tensions between the Sunni power and its predominantly Shiite rival Iran.

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Qatar builds apartments for the poor in Gaza

Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:43 PM

The Bedouin encampment, a poverty-stricken quarter of the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, is located near new apartments built as part of the Sheikh Hamad residential city project. The first phase of the Hamad residential city project was inaugurated on January 16, 2016 with Qatar providing more than 1,000 apartments to residents of the Gaza Strip whose homes were destroyed in the 2014 war between Israel and the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas.


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