Middle-East Current Affairs - 2019

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Islamic State for first time claims ‘Province’ in India

The Islamic State (or IS, a Salafi jihadist militant group) for the first time has claimed that it has established a “province” in India. Although, ISIS began claiming attacks against Indian security forces in Kashmir since November 2017 but without any branch affiliation. About the Claims New ‘province’: claimed by Islamic State (IS) is called Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Iran announces Partial Withdrawal from JCPOA

Iran announced it will pull out of some commitments under 2015 international nuclear agreement signed with world powers, called Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). About Iran’s Partial Withdrawal In a move of partial withdrawal from JCPOA Iran will pull out of some commitments such as: It will stop suppressing its stocks of enriched uranium Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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US to End Sanctions Waivers to India

Reports suggest that the US could terminate the sanctions waivers it granted to some importers of Iranian oil after it re-imposed sanctions on Iran last year. Ending of Sanction Waiver Reports indicate that the US has already communicated to seven countries viz. Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Greece, China and India- that they will no longer Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Iran Parliament Labels US troops to Mideast as Terrorists

Iran’s Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill labelling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist groups. This comes days after U.S. designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terrorist organisation formally took effect. The bill introduced by the Iranian Defence Minister has authorised the government to act firmly in response to “terrorist actions” by US Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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India turns out to be Net Steel Importer in 2018-19 Fiscal

For the first time in three years, India was the net importer of steel during the financial year 2018-19. This was attributed to India losing market share among its traditional steel buyers and an increase in imports of higher-quality steel domestically. Indian Steel Exports Indian steel exports fell by 34 percent to 6.36 million tonnes in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Launches on First Commercial Flight

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully lifted off marking the towering booster’s second flight and its first commercial launch. For the first time, all three of the rocket’s reusable boosters returned safely to Earth. The rocket deployed an advanced communications satellite, Arabsat-6A which will provide internet and communications services to residents of the Middle East, Africa Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Japan donates $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme

Japan has donated $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money being earmarked for Yemen and Iraq. World Food Programme World Food Programme is a leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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