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US urges coalitions against Iran’s ‘malign meddling’

  • Iran is threat to regional stability, Pompeo tells WEF
  • Pompeo also expressed optimism about an end to the conflict in Yemen
By Arab News ·

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Jordan upgrades diplomatic ties with Syria

  • Some Arab countries have been looking to improve relations with Bashar Al-Assad's regime
  • Jordan recalled its ambassador in 2011 but diplomatic ties were never fully severed
By Arab News ·

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Assad blocks access to Damascus for EU envoys

  • Car bomb hits regime stronghold Latakia
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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea project ensures protection of ecology

  • Master plan preserves 75% of the islands for conservation
  • The first phase of the development, scheduled for completion in 2022, includes 14 luxury and hyper-luxury hotels providing 3,000 rooms across five islands
By Arab News ·

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Italy’s Salvini says France has no interest in stabilising Libya

  • The French say accusation is baseless and reiterated their efforts in Libya
  • Relations between Italy and France, traditionally close allies, have grown frosty since the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement formed a coalition
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France, Germany strengthen treaty ties to tackle EU crisis

  • The treaty pledges stronger political, economic and defense ties and restates their commitment to the EU
By AFP ·

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$9.5m deal: India expands assistance to Afghanistan

By Sanjay Kumar ·

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Anger as elite Afghan troops die in deadly Taliban strike

By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Time to tear down Mideast trade barriers, Davos panel hears

  • Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri, Saudi minister of economy and planning, said a move to ease movement of traffic across the border could be followed elsewhere
  • Majid Al Futtaim CEO Alain Bejjani: Now there’s this seriousness between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, I hope it gets to frictionless trade
By Frank Kane ·

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UAE boss Alberto Zaccheroni admits performances have been poor ahead of Socceroos clash

  • UAE boss still under spotlight despite side reaching lasts-eight, where they will face Australia.
  • Hosts struggled to beat Kyrgyzstan in second-round after underwhelming group stage.
By Arab News ·

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Top journalist who fled Nicaragua says nation’s press threatened

  • ‘They are trying to end the freedom of the press, freedom of expression’
  • Thousands of Nicaraguans have fled the country to self-imposed exile, including more than 50 journalists
By AP ·