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GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

  • The Riyadh Declaration stressed the importance of unifying and strengthening the GCC to meet regional challenges
  • Member states pledged support for the Palestinian cause, the Syrian crisis and the conflict in Yemen
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US wants to continue support for Arab coalition in Yemen

  • The US believes that the Yemen that emerges from civil war should not contain any Iranian-backed threat to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
  • The US is encouraging the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi militia to fully engage in peace talks
By Reuters ·


Yemen talks ‘yielding results,’ shipping permits issued for essential goods

  • the two sides were demonstrating a “positive spirit” in the talks said Griffiths
  • Yemen’s four-year conflict, which has pushed the country to the brink of famine
By AP - Reuters ·


Syria media says no attack on airport after reported air defense fire

  • The accidental downing of a Russian transport aircraft by Syrian ground batteries during an Israel air strike on September 17 killed 15 service personnel
By AFP ·


UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals

  • The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized at the UN in July after 18 months of talks and is due to be formally adopted at the conference
  • US disavowed the negotiations late last year, and since then Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia have pulled out of the process
By AFP ·


Why oil’s ‘big three’ just got bigger: Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US are still calling the shots

  • Events at the OPEC meeting in Vienna two years ago constituted a profound shift in oil policy.
  • The eternal triangle — Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US — will continue to dominate the global energy business for the foreseeable future
By Frank Kane ·


River edge out Boca after extra time to win Copa Libertadores

  • River Plate came from behind to beat bitter Argentine rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time
  • The fixture postponed on three occasions and then relocated from Buenos Aires to Madrid
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Arab media union discusses cooperation at Tunis gathering

  • The ASBU provides important services to members such as engineering and consulting services
By Arab News ·