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Iran seen to hang on to nuclear deal amid US sanctions, threats

On May 15, the US Treasury Department announced it was imposing sanctions against Iran's central bank governor and another senior bank official, accusing them of involvement in the transfer of Read More

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than Read More

Malaysia sets up new task force over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has set up a special task force that will look into the possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Read More

Turkish elections: Erdogan to hold rally in Sarajevo

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to hold an election rally in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, after three European Union countries banned Turkish politicians from campaigning on their soil,  Read More

Erdogan calls on Muslim countries to unite and confront Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim leaders to unite and confront Israel, days after scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers as they marked 70 years Read More

UN rights chief backs calls for inquiry over Gaza killings

The UN human rights chief has slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate", backing calls for an international investigation. Opening a special session of Read More

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran, after Washington pulled out of the Read More

N Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to cancel US summit

North Korea said it was suspending high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday because of US-South Korean military exercises, which it said threatened warming ties on the divided peninsula. Read More

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq’s election

With over half the votes counted, powerful Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the leading contender in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by Read More

Indonesia links church attacks to local ISIL-inspired group

At least 11 people have been killed in three separate attacks on churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, local police say. More than 40 people were wounded in the Read More