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‘Golden opportunity’ exists for investment in Saudi renewables

  • Speaking at the clean-energy conference, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Tuesday outlined ambitious plans for solar and wind power
  • Saudi Arabia plans to generate some 59 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from solar and wind by 2030, and eventually produce upward of 200 GW from renewable sources
By Jennifer Bell ·

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Gunmen kill 15 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali extremists

  • Gunfight heard late into the night despite government saying the complex had been secured
  • Somali extremists Al-Shabaab say its gunmen are responsible for the attack
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World leaders prepare for Davos amid gloomy forecasts

  • Delegates to annual forum to include presidents of Iraq and Afghanistan
By Frank Kane ·

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Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

  • Cabinet OKs air transport pact with Indonesia
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From tourism to terrorism: How the revolution changed Iran

  • Forty years ago on Wednesday, the shah went into exile and less than a month later, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini assumed power
  • His departure paved the way for the establishment of an Islamic republic hostile to Arab Gulf states
By Caline Malek ·

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Jordan to host Yemen talks on prisoner exchange

By Arab News ·

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Iran satellite launch flops

By Arab News ·

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One third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

  • The online survey was completed by 30,364 people from the United Nations and its agencies
  • More than half of those experienced sexual harassment said it happened in an office environment
By Reuters ·

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World leaders prepare for Davos amid gloomy forecasts

  • Delegates to annual forum to include presidents of Iraq and Afghanistan
By Frank Kane ·

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Giorgio Chiellini confident Juventus can buck recent trend of Supercoppa defeats

  • Skipper also happy the match is being played in Jeddah, and sees it as a ‘step forward’ for Saudi Arabia
  • AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso sidesteps questions about Gonzalo Higuain’s rumored move to English Premier League
By Abdulaziz Alaquil  ·

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Facebook to invest $300 mln in local news initiatives

  • Facebook was partly blamed for the decline of advertising dollars that newspapers are receiving
  • Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of global news partnerships, says the company wants to help local publishers succeed
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‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

  • Designer Yasmeen Mjalli sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public
  • Mjalli says that her fight against harassment of women is unconnected to the #MeToo movement
By AFP ·