Trump and Putin have first phone conversation

Trump and Putin have first phone conversation29/01/2017 (Sabah – Turkey): U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday for the first time since the former was elected last November. The two leaders had a detailed discussion over international issues “including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, strategic stability and non-proliferation, the situation with Iran’s nuclear program, and the Korean Peninsula issue,” according to a statement by the Kremlin. Trump and Putin “emphasized that joining efforts in fighting the main threat-international terrorism-is a top priority,” the statement said. “The presidents spoke out for establishing real coordination of actions between Russia and the USA aimed at defeating ISIS and other terrorists groups in Syria,” it added…

http://www.dailysabah.com/americas/2017/01/29/trump-and-putin-have-first-phone-conversation

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Ottoman minister’s caricatures exhibited for first time in Istanbul

29/01/2017 (Hurriyet – Turkey): The caricature album of the late 19th century Ottoman bureaucrat and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Franko Kusa Bey, who was also a governor general and a playful caricaturist, is being exhibited for the first time at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). “The Characters of Yusuf Franko: An Ottoman Bureaucrat’s Caricatures” displays the caricatures that Yusuf Franko compiled in an album from 1884 to 1896 that interact with the European caricature tradition.  The exhibition is curated by Bahattin Öztuncay and designed by Yeşim Demir Pröhl. Mehmet Kentel is the consultant and the scripter of the exhibition. Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, Kentel said the exhibition in Istanbul was made up of six sections.  “The first is the family section. One can see the story of Yusuf Franko and his family…

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ottoman-ministers-caricatures-exhibited-for-first-time-in-istanbul.aspx?pageID=238&nID=109041&NewsCatID=385

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Dubai Airports celebrates Chinese New Year

29/01/2017 (Emirates 24/7 – UAE): Dubai Airports and Chinese airlines that operate into Dubai International, DXB, yesterday celebrated Chinese New Year with passengers by serving cake and showcasing Chinese culture with a traditional Dragon Dance in DXB’s Concourse D. Speaking on the occasion, Helen Mellor-Mitchell, Vice President, Media and Brand Engagement, Dubai Airports, said, “With 90 airlines serving over 240 destinations, Dubai International truly connects the world. Our goal is to engage and delight our customers with culture and entertainment that reflects and celebrates that diversity,” said . China is a fast growing and important market for Dubai Airports with 2.86 million passengers…

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/dubai-airports-celebrates-chinese-new-year-2017-01-29-1.647259

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US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

29/01/2017 (Arab News – KSA): WASHINGTON: A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the US from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. US District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued the emergency order after lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect…

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1046016/world

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The first seven lean days of Donald Trump

29/01/2017 (Al Arabya News – UAE by Hisham Melhem): He stormed Washington like a vengeful ill-wind. Donald Trump came to tame and to conquer Washington, like a Roman General entering the Eternal City. He saw, and desperately wanted to be seen by his adoring multitudes that came to see him and listen to him from the faraway provinces and to watch his coronation. He darkly spoke about a dangerous world, telling the people that he came to disrupt traditions and observed customs, not to preserve them or live by them. He used his words sparingly not to elucidate facts but to obfuscate them, not to reveal truths but to conceal them. This was the dawn of a not so brave new world, in which words and facts keep melting and changing their contours and meanings like the melting clocks in Salvador Dali’s painting The Persistence of Memory…

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/01/29/The-first-seven-lean-days-of-Donald-Trump.html

* Hisham Melhem is a columnist and analyst for Al Arabiya News Channel in Washington, DC.

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Turkish business delegation visits Egypt for first time in three years

Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce chairman Ahmed El-Wakil (Al-Ahram)29/01/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): A Turkish business delegation arrived in Cairo on Sunday, the first such visit since 2013, upon an invitation by the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce to discuss the possibility of economic cooperation, said federation chairman Ahmed El-Wakil. The delegation is expected to meet on Monday with the Egyptian minister of industry and commerce, Egyptian businessmen, and representatives from the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, El-Wakil told Ahram Online. The delegation consists of Turkish businessmen representing companies in the fields of fabrics, the food industry, energy and tourism, according to El-Wakil…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/257096/Business/Economy/Turkish-business-delegation-visits-Egypt-for-first.aspx

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IKSV celebrates 45th year with gift

21/01/2017 (Hurriyet – Turkey): Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), in celebration of its 45th anniversary this year, is launching a remarkable project with the support of its co-founder and leading sponsor Eczacıbaşı Group.  The foundation will reward 1000 university students with 250 Turkish Liras worth of İKSV Culture&Art cards each, which will be valid in all events organized by İKSV throughout the year. The project, initiated by İKSV to boost the youth’s access to cultural and artistic activities, is being supported by Eczacıbaşı Group on its 45th anniversary. The card intends to reach out to thousands of more students in the coming years and expand its scope. University students between the ages of 18 and 25, who are studying in Turkey, will qualify to apply for the card. Applications will be collected on the website: binuniversiteliaraniyor.com from Jan. 23 to Feb. 11…

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iksv-celebrates-45th-year-with-gift-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108729&NewsCatID=385

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‘2nd Dubai Customs Week’ kicks off on January 22

21/01/2017 (Emirates 24/7 – UAE): The activities of 2nd Dubai Customs Week will kick off, Sunday 22nd January 2017 at Dubai Customs main building. The event is held under the patronage of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs authority, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and a number of senior customs directors in the UAE. The event will last until 26th January. It includes a number of activities and competitions directed to clients and society members under the theme: ” We ensure security, together we grow “. The event concurs with the World Customs Day which falls on 26th January. It aims at raising awareness around Dubai Customs role in facilitating trade and protecting society. Al Tayer Motors is supporting the event with four cars including the Ford Mustang and luxury sports cars – Maserati Quattroporte, Range Rover Sport, and Jaguar XF…

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/2nd-dubai-customs-week-kicks-off-on-january-22-2017-01-21-1.646791

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Kingdom, Italy agree to strengthen bilateral trade, investment

21/01/2017 (Arab News – KSA): RIYADH: The Kingdom and Italy have decided to strengthen bilateral trade and investment through mutual dialogue. According to an official from the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), the decision was reached during a meeting between CSC Secretary General Dr. Saud Al-Meshari and Italian Ambassador Luca Ferrari at the CSC headquarters on Wednesday. During the meeting, Al-Meshari said Italy is one of the main trade partners to Saudi Arabia, and highlighted the significant role of the Saudi-Italian Business Council in enhancing joint investments. He encouraged both sides to capitalize on investment opportunities as both countries possess economic openness and flexibility that are attractive to foreign investors. He also noted that Italy is popular with Saudi tourists…

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1042106/saudi-arabia

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