News Wire | August 3, 2023 Archive

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Iran’s President Raisi Officially Invites UAE President to Visit Tehran


Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi officially invited United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to visit Tehran in the near future, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported on Thursday.

A Leader of Niger’s Coup Visits Mali, Raising Fears of a Wagner Alliance

By Elian Peltier | The New York Times

A week after a military overthrow of Niger’s elected president, a coup leader and other officers flew to neighboring Mali on Wednesday to meet with its rulers, raising concerns that a key Western ally could grow closer to military leaders in Mali who partner with the Kremlin-backed Wagner private military company.

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