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Russia's Putin: From pariah to Middle East power broker

BBC News Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Russia's geo-political clout has expanded and it has become the key player in the Middle East.
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Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko [Video]

Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

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REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly

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UK Conservatives' donor linked to $8m Putin ally funding

Leaked files reveal a former Russian minister, whose wife gave the party £1.7m, was sent the cash.
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FinCEN Files: Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays

The account was used to avoid US financial restrictions, a leak of bank documents suggest.
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Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She said that those who speak ill of the Prime Minister are in a minority and the country at large respects the Prime Minister. She said that India is lucky to have a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi and added that the country is praying for him. Several other top bollywood personalities including Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Madhur Bhandarkar also posted messages for the Prime Minister on his birthday. The BJP is observing a Seva Saptah to celebrate PM Modi’s birthday. Leaders from across the political spectrum have also extended their wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin were among some global leaders to wish the Prime Minister. BJP leaders were also seen performing Yagnas, organising and distributing laddoos to celebrate PM Modi’s birthday. Watch the full video for all the details.

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Middle East Middle East region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

Starbucks: No Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hundreds Of Stores [Video]

Starbucks: No Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hundreds Of Stores

Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images Starbucks is not bringing its Pumpkin Spice Latte back to stores in the Middle East this year. "Unfortunately, PSL won't be available this year due to Business and Operations reasons," Starbucks Middle East wrote on Facebook. But, in the Middle East — where the chain has hundreds of stores in countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar — the iconic autumnal beverage is nowhere to be seen.

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I'm boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East - McGregor

Conor McGregor says he is coming out of retirement for a boxing fight with Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East.
BBC News
Divided Europe seeks to overhaul defunct migration policies [Video]

Divided Europe seeks to overhaul defunct migration policies

The European Union’s executive has proposed overhauling the bloc’s broken migration and asylum rules, seeking to end years of feuds and bitterness over the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing wars and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

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Donald Trump presides as Israel and Arab states sign historic pacts [Video]

Donald Trump presides as Israel and Arab states sign historic pacts

Donald Trump has presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pactsbetween Israel and two Gulf Arab nations. The US president hopes the move willlead to a new order in the Middle East and cast him as a peacemaker at theheight of his reelection campaign. Hundreds of people amassed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and theUnited Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain sign Abraham Accord [Video]

US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain sign Abraham Accord

The President of United State, Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani signed the Abraham Accord. "Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, and begin to work together as partners. They are friends," The White House tweeted."After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. God Bless You All!", Trump tweeted.

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