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Iran says US sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

By Reuter

June 25, 2019 – 4:30 pm

DUBAI: New US sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.

Saudi Arabia launches special residency scheme for expats

By Reuter

June 23, 2019 – 5:50 pm

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched on Sunday their new special residency scheme similar to green card systems applicable in other countries, aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats.

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

By Reuter

June 22, 2019 – 5:20 pm

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signalled he was open to talks with Tehran.

Spain’s Fernando Torres announces retirement from football

By Reuter

June 21, 2019 – 6:09 pm

Spain’s World Cup winning striker Fernando Torres announced his retirement from football on Friday, bringing an end to a glittering 18-year career.

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms

By Reuter

June 13, 2019 – 4:58 pm

DUBAI: Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, shipping firms and industry sources said Thursday, sending oil prices as much as four percent higher a month after four other tankers were damaged by limpet mines in the region.