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Iran applies for BRICS membership: Saeed Khatibzadeh

Tehran: Iran has applied to join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa) group, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday. "The Iranian foreign minister announced his application for membership... The Chinese…

Sri Lanka ministers head to Russia seeking discounted oil

Colombo: Cash-strapped Sri Lankan government has decided to send its ministers to Russia and Qatar to try and secure cheap oil a day after the government said it had all but run out of fuel, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.Energy Minister Kanchana…

G7 Summit: Thousands rally at Munich venue of Summit

 Berlin: Climate activists are rallying in the German city of Munich on Saturday prior to the G7 summit, with the local police and rally organizers having registered between 4,000 and 6,000 participants, German media reported. G7 will hold a summit…

EU hopes for Ukrainian grain exports to resume shortly

Brussels: The European Union is working with the United Nations to find a solution for the resumption of sea exports of Ukrainian grain stalled in Black Sea ports due to hostilities in a matter of days, as further delay risks critical shortages for…

Piyush Goyal to lead Indian delegation at 12th WTO Min. Conf.

New Delhi: Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference which is all set to begin from June 12 in Geneva, Switzerland, officials informed on Saturday. The conference is…

Surprise visit by Israeli PM Bennett to UAE

Abu Dhabi: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise visit to the United Arab Emirates, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. The latest visit by the Israeli PM comes as efforts to salvage Iran nuclear deal remains stalled amid a deepening…