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Donald Trump switches from threatening to 'obliterate' Turkey economy to inviting its president to visit White House
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Donald Trump switches from threatening to 'obliterate' Turkey economy to inviting its president to visit White House

In a span of 24 hours, President Donald Trump moved from threatening to obliterate Turkey's economy if it invades Syria to inviting its president to visit the White House

Donald Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies: US president plunges into deeper isolation amid impeachment proceedings
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Donald Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies: US president plunges into deeper isolation amid impeachment proceedings

The White House issued a statement on Sunday that it was effectively abandoning the Kurds who did most of the fighting alongside US forces to against Islamic State extremists.

Iraq protests: 46 killed in mass uprising against govt corruption, curfew imposed; top cleric blames politicians
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Iraq protests: 46 killed in mass uprising against govt corruption, curfew imposed; top cleric blames politicians

Dozens of demonstrators were killed across Iraq on Thursday and Friday as violent protests against government corruption swelled into a mass spontaneous uprising.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Organising committee blames late-evening start times, political boycott of Qatar for sparse crowd in stadium
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Organising committee blames late-evening start times, political boycott of Qatar for sparse crowd in stadium

The absence of cheering fans meant that the USA team which won the inaugural 4x400 metres mixed relay title on Sunday opted not to run a lap of honour

No breakthrough in Iran-US tensions at UNGA; Hassan Rouhani rules out talks with Trump, says 'negotiation under sanctions is negative'
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No breakthrough in Iran-US tensions at UNGA; Hassan Rouhani rules out talks with Trump, says 'negotiation under sanctions is negative'

Iran's president has closed the door on meeting Donald Trump despite last-minute European efforts to ease tensions as the United States again ramped up punishing sanctions

Benjamin Netanyahu cancels day-long visit to India on 9 September, cites 'scheduling issues'
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Benjamin Netanyahu cancels day-long visit to India on 9 September, cites 'scheduling issues'

This is the second time this year that the Israeli leader has cancelled a planned visit to India, doing so earlier before the April elections.

Greece moves 635 asylum seekers from overcrowded island of Lesbos to mainland via passenger ship
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Greece moves 635 asylum seekers from overcrowded island of Lesbos to mainland via passenger ship

Some 635 people, mostly families, boarded a passenger ship on Monday for facilities in northern Greece

Israel prepared for 'any scenario', says PM Benjamin Netanyahu, after cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah
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Israel prepared for 'any scenario', says PM Benjamin Netanyahu, after cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah but neither side seemed eager for another conflict

Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts
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Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts

Syrians in exile participate in initiatives to protect artifacts, keep the culture alive in the diaspora.

Article 370 revoked: International media calls Narendra Modi government's move 'dangerous blunder'
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Article 370 revoked: International media calls Narendra Modi government's move 'dangerous blunder'

The Narendra Modi-led "Hindu nationalist" government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in conflict-ridden Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, was met with resounding protests from the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha when the resolution was passed, and also from human rights activists and the general public.

Crude prices fall 1% on concerns over global economic growth, fears of tension in Middle East disrupting supply routes
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Crude prices fall 1% on concerns over global economic growth, fears of tension in Middle East disrupting supply routes

Crude prices fall 1% on concerns over global economic growth, fears of tension in Middle East disrupting supply routes

Donald Trump mum on FBI probe into Jamal Khashoggi murder, suggests that Saudi pledge to buy US military equipment more important for economy
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Donald Trump mum on FBI probe into Jamal Khashoggi murder, suggests that Saudi pledge to buy US military equipment more important for economy

US President Donald Trump isn't saying whether he'll direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

Sensex plunges 407 points amid rising geopolitical tensions in Middle East; Yes Bank, HDFC,TCS among top losers
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Sensex plunges 407 points amid rising geopolitical tensions in Middle East; Yes Bank, HDFC,TCS among top losers

The BSE gauge settled 407.14 points, or 1.03 percent, lower at 39,194.49. The index hit an intra-day low of 39,121.30 and a high of 39,617.95

Amid growing tensions with Iran, US says it will send 1,000 more troops to West Asia for 'defensive purposes'
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Amid growing tensions with Iran, US says it will send 1,000 more troops to West Asia for 'defensive purposes'

United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced the deployment of about 1,000 additional troops to the middle east for "defensive purposes".

Iran looking at breaking uranium stockpile limit within 10 days, statement puts pressure on Europe to improve terms for nuclear deal
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Iran looking at breaking uranium stockpile limit within 10 days, statement puts pressure on Europe to improve terms for nuclear deal

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday

Rupee crashes to over two-month low on foreign fund outflows, renewed worries over rising crude oil prices
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Rupee crashes to over two-month low on foreign fund outflows, renewed worries over rising crude oil prices

An unabated sell-off in domestic equity markets also weighed on the domestic currency, forex dealers said

UAE-based Lulu Group to expand retail business in India; to set up shopping malls in Bengaluru, Chennai
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UAE-based Lulu Group to expand retail business in India; to set up shopping malls in Bengaluru, Chennai

Lulu Group, which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, already operates a mall in Kochi and have three upcoming projects in Lucknow, Vishakapatanam and Thiruvananthapuram.

Standard Chartered suffers senior private banker exits in Asia amid growing earnings pressure
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Standard Chartered suffers senior private banker exits in Asia amid growing earnings pressure

Standard Chartered is bulking up for a bigger share of the Middle East market at a time when others are also expanding to tap the growing client base.

Wipro to sell Workday, Cornerstone On Demand business to Alight for up to $110 million
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Wipro to sell Workday, Cornerstone On Demand business to Alight for up to $110 million

Alight and Wipro continue to explore additional strategic opportunities and possible alignment of portfolios based on their respective strengths, Wipro said