Sun, 14 Aug 2022

CAIRO -- Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Cairo on Friday for his first visit to Egypt since the two countries restored diplomatic ties last year.

The Qatari emir was received by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi at Cairo International Airport, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. (Egypt-Qatar-Visit)

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced Friday that European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will arrive in Tehran on Friday night for talks on the latest status of the international nuclear talks, according to the official news agency IRNA.

Saeed Khatibzadeh, the ministry's spokesman, said that "Borrell will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and some other top officials of the Islamic Republic to discuss bilateral relations, a number of regional and international issues and also the latest situation of the nuclear negotiations to remove the sanctions." (Iran-EU-Nuke Talks)

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AMMAN -- Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Friday met with his visiting Slovak counterpart Ivan Korcok over ways to increase cooperation in various sectors.

During a meeting in Amman, they underlined the need of unifying the legislative framework to raise the level of cooperation between the private sectors in both countries, according to a statement by the foreign ministry. (Jordan-Slovakia-Ties)

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ANKARA -- The wildfire near an Aegean coastal resort in southwestern Turkey has been largely contained although it is still spreading in a small area, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

A total of 435 people have been evacuated since the fire erupted on Tuesday evening, with nearly 4,000 hectares of forest affected, Erdogan said during his visit to the wildfire-hit Marmaris District of southwestern Mugla Province. (Turkey-Wildfire-Resort)

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