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Russia: No to rapid “judgements” regarding tankers’ incident

MOSCOW, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday called for caution in “judging” the incident that involved two tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day.Quoted by the Russian news agency, Tass, Ryabkov says Russia is against spe…

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Saudi Arabia condemns attacks on two oil tankers in Hormuz Strait

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia condemned bomb attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday as “terrorist acts,” particularly after its own vessels along with others from the UAE were attacked last month.Riyadh will “take all the measures it dee…

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Iraqi president hails Oman’s decision to reopen embassy

BAGHDAD, Iraqi President Barham Saleh on Wednesday praised Oman’s recent decision to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital that had been shut down at start of the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.Muscat’s decision to reopen the embassy is a positive ste…

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Egypt completes first stage of electronic visa project

CAIRO, The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday the completion of the first step of the electronic visa project for a number of foreign countries.In a statement, the ministry said that this move comes within the framework of the Egyptian gover…

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Russia needs to change behavior to restore diplomatic ties – Britain

LONDON, Britain said Thursday restoration of diplomatic relations with Russia was subjected to Moscow’s change of its behavior.”You can’t work on building good relations with a hostile Russian behavior which undermines stability,” Prime Minister Theres…