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To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan
Raqa - 

To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police.

Iran says central bank sanctions only make it 'more determined'

Iran says central bank sanctions only make it 'more determined'
Tehran - 

Iran said Wednesday that new US sanctions on its central bank governor would only make Iranians "more determined, patient and resistant than ever".

Printing industry to capitalise on the ‘Personalisation’ trend

Printing industry to capitalise on the ‘Personalisation’ trend
Muscat - 

The printing industry, globally as well as in the Middle East is dynamic in nature and on an evolutionary path. The change in the customer’s needs, technology and market conditions have made it important for all the major players in the industry to innovate and adapt their offerings to the conditions. 

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive
Riyadh - 

Saudi Arabia's ambitious reform drive takes another step forwards this week, with the launch of a new public TV channel that seeks to lure young viewers and project a modern image beyond the kingdom's borders.

Iran's possible responses to Trump's nuclear decision

Iran's possible responses to Trump's nuclear decision
Tehran - 

Iran finds itself in a tricky balancing act as it weighs a response to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a landmark nuclear deal. 

Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh: state TV

Riyadh - 

Saudi Arabia's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television Al-Ekhbariya said.

Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Muscat - 

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would launch cross-border offensives, like previous military operations in Syria, in the "new era" after snap polls on June 24.

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Tehran - 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it "like never before", as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson scrambles to save the agreement during talks with the Trump administration Monday.

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