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Iran president’s envoy visits Turkey to discuss US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent his special envoy to Turkey to discuss the US sanctions on Tehran. Rouhani’s special envoy Mahmoud Vaezi had a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevut Cavusoglu on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. “We discussed the issues on the common

Microsoft to stop hosting Gab if anti-Semitic posts stay

Gab, a US-based social network of choice for the far right, is facing suspension of hosting services from Microsoft over two anti-Semitic posts, the media reported. “Gab’s hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two posts, or they will

In-orbit communication satellite delivered to Hong Kong firm

China’s commercial satellite launch company has completed in-orbit delivery of communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” to its Hong Kong customer, the Science and Technology Daily reported Wednesday. The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and launched on May 4 this year by

Iran rejects talks with US over ‘erratic policies’

Iran has again ruled out any negotiation with the US, accusing it of pursuing “erratic policies” in dealing with the Islamic republic. “The Americans have never acted with sincerity, and President Donald Trump’s move and remarks to invite Iran for talks were merely a propaganda

British defence secretary defends JCPOA despite Trump’s disdain

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said here the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the “best possible” and “achievable” deal to address the West’s concerns on Iran. Williamson’s comments on Tuesday were in sharp contrast with US President Donald Trump’s abhorrence of

How to Reuse Plastic

You can have your main kitchen bin outside your kitchen and use a spare plastic bag as your food prep bin. Even if your kitchen bin is kept far away, you can store your chopped carrots and peelings in the hanging plastic bags. You can

UN continues to encourage support for Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations continues to encourage support for all governments for the Iran nuclear deal, a UN spokesperson has said, after Washington vowed to re-impose sanctions on Iran lifted under the deal. Farhan Haq, a UN spokesperson, said on Monday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Sri Lanka may grant visa free entry to tourist friendly nations

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations in order to boost arrivals, authorities said on Monday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that some of the