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Iran slams nuclear talks, dismisses 'tradesman' Trump
Iran’s president poured scorn on Wednesday on U.S. and European discussions over Tehran’s nuclear agreement, and dismissed Donald Trump as a “tradesman” who lacked the qualifications to deal with a complex international pact.

Macron, Trump announce 'common objective' on Iran and Syria
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to try to resolve US-European differences on Iran, while Trump appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately.

Saudi Arabia to diversify economy with ambitious plan for entertainment industry
Saudi Arabia held its first public screening of a film in 35 years on April 18 – showing the keenness of new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (nicknamed MBS) to develop a lucrative entertainment industry for his country.

Macron calls Egypt's Sisi to discuss Syrian war
French President Emmanuel Macron called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis, Sisi’s office said.

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis
For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal areas, where the waste crisis has an extremely negative impact on marine ecosystems. As Lebanon gears up for parliamentary elections in May, engineers and civil society movements are busy finding alternative solutions to the waste problem. Julie Dungelhoeff and James Vasina report.

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