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Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank: Defence minister

May 24 2018

Israel’s defence minister said he plans to seek approval next week for the construction of some 2,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Deutsche Bank looking to cut 10,000 jobs: WSJ

May 23 2018

Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, or about a tenth of its global workforce, as part of efforts to reduce costs, The Wall Street Journal reported.

IOC to turn to traditional suppliers to meet Iran oil shortfall

May 22 2018

Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country’s top refiner, will turn to its traditional oil suppliers, mostly in the Middle East, if U.S. sanctions against Iran result in supply disruptions.

Infibeam acquires Vavian Intl for AED 4.32 mn

May 21 2018

Infibeam said its wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired digital payment processing company Vavian International for AED 4.32 million (about Rs 8.01 crore).

US complicates Middle East situation: Merkel

May 19 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Middle East situation had been complicated by the US' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India

May 18 2018

Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth.

OPEC sees oil rally towards $80 as short-term spike

May 16 2018

OPEC sees oil’s rally towards $80 a barrel as a short-term spike driven by geopolitics rather than any supply shortage, four OPEC delegates said.

Kremlin urges countries to avoid action destabilizing Middle East

May 15 2018

The Kremlin on Tuesday urged countries to avoid action that might inflame tensions in the Middle East and expressed deep concern after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinian protesters.

Trump's Middle East moves fuel tensions: Lebanese minister

May 14 2018

Lebanon’s foreign minister called the US decisions to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal policy failures.

Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

May 12 2018

Iran’s foreign minister embarks on a tour of world powers, in what is seen as a last-ditch effort to save Tehran’s nuclear deal after Washington’s withdrawal from accord.

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