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EU holds talks on saving Iran nuclear deal

EU holds talks on saving Iran nuclear deal

European foreign ministers held crisis talks Monday on saving the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal as Britain warned the "small window" for success was closing and Tehran issued fresh threats of restarting its atomic programme.

Iran ‘ready for talks with US if sanctions lifted’

Iran ‘ready for talks with US if sanctions lifted’

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech yesterday.

Yemen rivals meet for first time in months

Yemen rivals meet for first time in months

Representatives from Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels tasked with pulling forces out of the key port city of Hodeidah met yesterday for the first time in five months.

Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital

Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital

Dozens of people protesting against the Bangladeshi government's sudden decision to hike gas prices by a third clashed on Sunday with police outside the energy ministry in Dhaka, protest leaders and police said.

Sudanese man shot dead during protest as sides wrangle over transition

Sudanese man shot dead during protest as sides wrangle over transition

Paramilitary forces backed by Sudan's ruling military council fired at protesters in the southeastern state of Sennar on Sunday, witnesses said, and one man died of a shot to the head, according to opposition medics.

Israeli city ends park ban seen racist by Arab citizens

Israeli city ends park ban seen racist by Arab citizens

An Israeli city will end a selective closure at one of its parks that Arab citizens said was a racist policy meant to keep them out after a court decision Sunday.

Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to US if sanctions lifted

Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to US if sanctions lifted

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it exited last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday.

Sneferu’s ‘Bent’ Pyramid in Egypt open to public

Sneferu’s ‘Bent’ Pyramid in Egypt open to public

Egypt yesterday opened to visitors the “Bent” Pyramid built for Pharaoh Sneferu, a 101m structure just south of Cairo that marks a key step in the evolution of pyramid construction. Tourists will now be able to clamber down a 79m narrow tunnel from a raised entrance on the pyramid’s northern face

Sudanese mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Sudanese mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Thousands demonstrated yesterday in cities across Sudan to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum. The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum, killing dozens.

UK sends second warship to Gulf after Iran tanker standoff

UK sends second warship to Gulf after Iran tanker standoff

Britain said yesterday it was sending a second warship to the Gulf and raising the alert level in the region as tensions spike after Iranian gunboats threatened a UK supertanker.

US Treasury warns it will run out of cash in early September

US Treasury warns it will run out of cash in early September

The US government could run out of money in early September unless Congress allows the administration to borrow more, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned Friday.

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