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The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey, and Egypt. Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest.

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Indian origin Citigroup banker earning seven figure salary suspended for stealing food
Business

Indian origin Citigroup banker earning seven figure salary suspended for stealing food

Investment bank Citigroup has suspended a senior banker for allegedly stealing sandwiches from the staff canteen. Paras Shah, 31 ...

'UN committed to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict'
International

'UN committed to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the world body is committed to its established position of a two-state solution with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Amendment in Income Tax rules will bring hardship to Keralites working in Middle East, says Vijayan
Politics

Amendment in Income Tax rules will bring hardship to Keralites working in Middle East, says Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday urged the Central government not to make changes in section 6 of the Income Tax Act asserting that it will prove to be counter-productive to the interest of the people from Kerala working in the Middle East.

Arab FMs reject US Mideast peace plan
International

Arab FMs reject US Mideast peace plan

At the Arab League emergency meeting held in Cairo, Arab foreign ministers voiced rejection to the recently released US Middle East peace plan.

Italy reaffirms backing for separate Israeli/Palestinian states
International

Italy reaffirms backing for separate Israeli/Palestinian states

A day after US President Donald Trump unveiled his new Middle East peace plan, Italy on Wednesday renewed its support for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestin.

India calls for two-state solution to Israel-Palestine issue
International

India calls for two-state solution to Israel-Palestine issue

After US President Donald Trump tweeted maps of Israel and "future state of Palestine" as conceptualised under the Middle East plan, India on Wednesday called for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian issue.

Global airline passenger fatalities decline sharply
International

Global airline passenger fatalities decline sharply

Airline passenger fatalities around the globe has declined sharply over the past decade as new research has revealed that the fatalities rate is now one death per 7.9 million passenger boardings, compared to one death per 2.7 million boardings during the period 1998-2007, and one death per 1.3 million boardings during 1988-1997.

15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN
International

15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN

A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure that is expected to reach 20 million by 2030, the United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO and World Food Programme said.

Palestine warns Israel, US over unveiling 'Middle East plan ' if Deal violates Int'l law
International

Palestine warns Israel, US over unveiling 'Middle East plan ' if Deal violates Int'l law

The Palestinian leadership vowed on Friday to reject the 'Middle East peace plan that will be unveiled by President Donald Trump next week in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warned the US and Israel against announcing such a deal.

88% Ind believe bots should be used for admin work
National

88% Ind believe bots should be used for admin work

Eighty-eight per cent of people in India believe that humans shouldn't be carrying out repetitive admin tasks if they can be automated, a new report said on Tuesday.

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