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UAE Leader Welcomes Iranian Foreign Minister in Latest Softening of Persian Gulf Tensions

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian “discussed the importance of building on positive developments to benefit the people of the region and enhance regional stability and prosperity,” the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported.

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Zambia Seals $6.3 Billion Restructuring in Breakthrough for Developing Nations

By Leigh Thomas | Reuters (registration required)

Zambia has struck a deal to restructure $6.3 billion in debt owed to other governments, including China, marking a long-awaited breakthrough for indebted nations around the world that have faced lengthy negotiations with creditors.

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