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King Salman and Lebanese ex-PMs hold ‘positive and excellent’ talks over stalemate

  • The king received former Lebanese Prime Ministers Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora and Tammam Salam
  • Saudi Arabia stresses ‘keenness on Lebanon’s security and stability’ during visit by three former premiers to Kingdom


Yemen sides agree Hodeidah ‘ceasefire mechanism’ as envoy meets Prince Khalid bin Salman

  • UN envoy Martin Griffiths held a "productive meeting" with Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman
  • UN Security Council votes unanimously to extend its ceasefire observation mission in Hodeidah by six months
By Arab News ·


Europe ‘sticks head in sand’ amid warnings Iran is a year from nuclear bomb

  • EU foreign policy chief says remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran’s breaches as significant
  • Iran warn it will ramp up uranium enrichment if the EU failed to do more
By Reuters ·


Saudi Ports Authority launches plan for Hajj pilgrims arriving by sea

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will start receiving pilgrims on July 17 until Aug. 6.
  • Yanbu Commercial Port also has a terminal to receive pilgrims
By SPA ·


Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

  • Iran announced last week that it had enriched uranium past the 3.67 percent limit set by the nuclear deal
  • The US quit an international deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program last year, hitting Tehran with crippling sanctions
By AFP ·

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Italian police seize missile from far-right sympathizers

  • Police have carried out several raids in recent weeks on far-right targets around Turin, with a man arrested earlier this month for advocating fascism and possessing illegal weapons
By AFP ·


Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

  • The protesters waves signs with messages along the lines of “We’re human, not robots”
  • The strike was part of an ongoing effort to pressure the company on issues including job safety, equal opportunity in the workplace, and concrete action on issues including climate change
By AFP ·


England celebrate World Cup triumph with young fans

  • After 44 years of trying, England became world champions with a stunning victory over New Zealand
By AFP ·


Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

  • Ramez Azimi, director of the Samaa station in the city of Ghazni, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, says he received phone calls as well as written warning notes
  • The station was closed four days ago; its third closure in the past four years
By AP ·