Sun, 02 Oct 2022

TEHRAN -- Iran needs reassuring guarantees as well as the closure of the ongoing inquiry into the Islamic republic by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before a nuclear deal can be reached, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, said on Tuesday.

According to a statement published on the Iranian presidency's website, Raisi made the remarks in a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Iran-Nuclear Deal-Guarantees)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's health ministry on Tuesday reported five new cases of monkeypox in the country, raising the nationwide caseload to seven.

"Two of the cases were recorded in West Darfur State, one in Khartoum State, one in Kassala State, and one in North Darfur State," Montasir Mohamed Osman, director of the general directorate of health emergency and epidemics control at the ministry, said in a statement. (Sudan-Monkeypox-Caseload)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli military announced Tuesday it will impose a series of closures on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the upcoming Jewish holidays.

During the closures, all of the checkpoints and crossings connecting Israel and the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip will be shut down. "Crossing will be possible only for exceptional humanitarian and medical cases," the army said in a statement. (Israel-Palestinian Territories-Closure)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel and Bahrain announced the opening of negotiations for reaching a free trade agreement, Israel's Ministry of Economy and Industry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The launch of negotiations was announced in the Bahraini capital of Manama by the Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Orna Barbivay and Bahrain's Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani. (Israel-Bahrain-Free Trade Talks)

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