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    Tight security in place for Rouhani's India visit

    Tight security arrangements have been put in place with about 1,500 police officers deployed as part of the security arrangements for Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the city on Thursday and Friday.

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    Rouhani to begin maiden visit to India from Hyderabad

    President Hassan Rouhani will land in Hyderabad first and not the national capital of New Delhi. “He will land in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday

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    Rouhani visit to cement Iran-India ties

    India is all set to host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this week reasserting the growing ties between the two countries that is expected to strengthen New Delhi’s relationship with the West Asian power house. 

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    Iranians parade 'to disappoint enemies' in Revolution anniversary

    This year the massive turnout has a special meaning for the leadership as the rallies are held in the back drop of highly publicised sporadic anti government protests which hit several cities earlier this year

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    Amazon posts largest profit in its history

    Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season.

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    International oil market heads towards ‘smooth rebalancing’

    After long years of punishingly low oil prices, the global oil market is moving closer to reaching a healthy balance between supply and demand, Opec said on Thursday.

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    Modi To 'balance' Netanyahu visit by a visit to Ramallah

    During his five day trip, Netanyahu will spend three nights in Delhi, and two in Mumbai. He will be accompanied by a delegation representing 75 to 100 firms active in the security, technology, agricul

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    Iran, the Hejaz railway and the 'ultimate deal'

    An ambitious Israeli cabinet minister, a thrusting Saudi crown prince, a son-in-law of a US president and a long-abandoned railway. Could this be the start of an anti-Iran axis that in a further twist of an extraordinar.

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    Iran Protests: As Israeli Ministers Offer Praise, Netanyahu Requests to 'Minimize' Comments

    The Israeli ministers' support came as President Trump also took to Twitter to express his support, for the second time in 24-hours, saying that the "entire world understands that the good people Iran want change."

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    India faces fiscal deficit target miss after extra borrowing

    India will borrow an additional 500 billion rupees ($7.79bn) this fiscal year, a higher-than-expected figure that could lead to it breaching its fiscal deficit target for the first time in four years

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    Turkey dismisses over 2,700 in post-coup purges

    The Turkish government on Sunday ordered the sacking of more than 2,700 people working in public institutions over their alleged links to “terror” groups, in the latest round.

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    CPEC clout: Now, Yuan may replace US dollar in Pakistan-China trade

    Pakistan's minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal said that the government was examining a proposal to replace the US dollar with the Chinese yuan for trade between China and Pakistan.

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    Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

    Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has said.

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    Amid Political turmoil, Turkey signs deal worth 18.6 million euros with Israel

    Anadolu Isuzu produces 25 different models within five segments in Turkey. While the greatest capital is spared to the midibus, which compromises one-fourth of the production share, the D-Max pick-up.

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    Russia urges India to join China's Belt and Road initiative

    Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing.

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    Iran inaugurates first phase of Chabahar port

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the country's strategic Chahbahar Port, opening up a transit route between Iran, Afghanistan and India that bypasses Pakistan, Tolo News reported.

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    China reluctant to cut off oil to North Korea

    The United States has renewed pressure on China to stop crude oil shipments to North Korea to close a crucial economic lifeline to the regime following its latest missile threat.

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    In India, Ivanka Trump embodies U.S. glamour

    Irfana Begum, who was dodging barricades trying to figure out what road home was open for traffic, said she was very glad that Ivanka Trump chose to visit, despite the inconvenience of getting about the city.

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    Oil Prices Could Double If Middle East Conflict Escalates

    Scarcity doesn’t really justify the upward price movement. There isn’t a shortage of oil in the world. But there could be, in the worst case, if missiles start flying between two of the world’s largest.

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    ‘No mercy’ for CPEC enemies, warns Pakistan

    Two days after Balochistan was rocked by terrorist incidents, the Prime Minister Office on Friday reiterated its commitment to “foil the nefarious designs of enemies” and exhaust all its options.

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    Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

    Taking the agreement forward is a boost for the principle of multilateral trade pacts after U.S. President Donald Trump ditched the TPP early this year in favour of an “America First” policy he believes would save U.S.

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    'Black Day' protests mark demonetisation anniversary in India

    At least 18 opposition parties, including the Indian National Congress, will mark the anniversary as a "Black Day", accusing the government of harmingthe country's economy with its policies.

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    Iran leader wants Putin to ditch dollar to Isolate US

    During the meeting which lasted one hour, Iran’s Supreme leader told Vladimir Putin that Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral

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    Iran, Russia To Link Persian Gulf To Europe

    Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia Wednesday moved ahead on North-South international transport corridor announcing their plan of linking Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas to Helsinki in Finland.

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