Iran will not start a war in the Gulf but it will defend itself, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. “Will there be a war in the ... Gulf? Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said on Thursday. “There are proposals on the table... and we are going to work on those proposals,” he said at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
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NEW DELHI: Bollywood is to make a movie on the "true story" of Indian air strikes on Pakistan this year, its producer said Friday, the latest patriotic film to hit the silver screen. The February 26 attack took place after a suicide bombing claimed by a militant group based in Pakistan killed 40 Indian troops on February 14 in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Pakistan then carried out its own raid over the de-facto border in Kashmir before the two nuclear-armed countries stepped back from the brink of another conflict. India said that in the raid, its aircraft successfully attacked a training camp at Balakot and killed "a very large number" of "terrorists", but doubts have been raised about its efficacy.
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There is an ongoing discussion about how to combine the Saudi values of Islamic heritage, parenthood, family, respect, hard work, responsibility and compassion with the modern values of working, leadership, competition, innovation and success in the workplace. How can Saudi family values be leveraged to be a more powerful and influential force in driving the changes and transformation happening in the world around us? I hope my case can serve as an example for showing how our values can help develop a successful modern career. Knowledge is fundamental to all development. Knowledge can give power, and if combined with Saudi values, it can also lead to wisdom. Power and wisdom are strong forces
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A 70-year-old Qatari man and his teenage son have been forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia three days after entering the kingdom on a family permit, according to Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). In a statement on Wednesday, the NHRC said the whereabouts of Ali Nasser Ali Jarallah and his 17-year-old son, Abdulhadi, remain unknown following their arrest in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province on August 18. "The National Human Rights Committee condemns the enforced disappearance of the Qatari citizen and his son, which violates their rights to liberty and security," the committee said, calling for their immediate release. The NHRC "holds Saudi Arabia fully responsible for the life and
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MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet's life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah. The museum's executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet's life and end with the Saudi era. Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah's architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”
CAIRO: Egypt is seeking Japan's help to improve its education system, which has fallen to 130th place in international rankings. The Japanese education system is recognized as one of the top five worldwide, and Cairo is hoping to apply key aspects of Japan's approach to the Egyptian curriculum. Education has played a major role in transforming Japan from a feudal state receiving aid following World War II to a modern economic powerhouse. During a visit to Japan in 2016, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed political and economic development with Japanese officials, and was also briefed on the Japanese education system. The Egyptian leader visited Japanese schools and called on Japan
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Turkey and the United States have agreed to launch the first phase of putting in place a safe zone in northern Syria after months of dispute over the depth of the zone and who would control it. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his US counterpart Mark Esper spoke over the phone on Wednesday and agreed to flesh out the first phase of implementing the zone, Anadolu news agency reported, adding that delegations from both sides are expected to meet in Ankara "soon". The first phase is expected to be launched later this week and will see joint patrols of Turkish and US soldiers. But negotiations on the scope and implementation are still ongoing, with the main sticking point being the size of