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India looks to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for historic $1bn pledge

  • Saudi crown prince to announce major backing for Indian investment fund to modernize railways and highways
  • New Delhi visit comes at a time of heightened tension between India and neighboring Pakistan
By MEGHA BAHREE ·

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Saudi crown prince’s reforms ‘appreciated throughout the world,’ says Pakistan president

  • In exclusive Arab News interview, Arif Alvi speaks of similarities between Riyadh and Islamabad in fighting terror, corruption
By Faisal J. Abbas ·

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Two police officers killed after terror suspect blows himself up near Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

  • The blast also killed the bomber and injured three other policemen
  • Egypt’s tourism industry has been struggling to recover from attacks and domestic instability
By Arab News ·

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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030
By Arab News ·

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Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with Israel

  • The gap between American and Israeli Jews seems to be widening
  • American rabbinical students plant olive trees in a Palestinian village
By AP ·

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Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

  • The database recorded coordinates through facial recognition tracking systems
  • It contains data on more than 2.5 million persons in western China
By AP ·

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Germany sees ‘most difficult part’ in EU-US trade talks ahead

  • ‘For some weeks and months now, we’re observing with concern that the US is tightening its trade policies, that tensions are increasing’
  • ‘The impact can already be seen in the world economy, global growth has slowed’
By Reuters ·

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Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

  • President Joko Widodo’s announcement to participate in bidding to host the 2032 Olympics came as a surprise
  • Indonesia hosted the 18th Asian Games from August to September in 2018
By AP ·

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Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online

  • Dutt's account was blocked after she posted details of men who allegedly stalked and threatened her
  • Dutt accused Twitter of being “vile enablers of sexual abuse and violence”
By Reuters ·