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Iran threatens ‘less secure’ shipping lanes if US halts oil exports

  • The ominous comments by the president and foreign minister come after months of attacks on vessels near the Strait of Hormuz
  • President Rouhani says unilateral pressure against Iran won't guarantee security
By Arab News ·

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Iraq paramilitary force says US ‘responsible’ for base attacks

  • A government investigation concluded a drone had set off the blast
  • The finding deepens the question of who is behind a string of at least 3 mysterious explosions that hit militia bases in Iraq in the past month
By Reuters ·

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Sudan swears in prime minister, civilian-majority ruling council

  • The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests
  • General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, who already headed the TMC, was sworn in as the chairman of the new sovereign council
By AFP ·

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Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

  • ‘WorldSkills’ started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid
By Arab News ·

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The Gulf’s war on smugglers

  • Recent busts have included cash, cannabis and Captagon
  • Tech-savvy criminals play cat-and mouse with tech-savvy criminals
By Jennifer Bell ·

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Jakarta literary festival aims to give a voice to the voiceless

  • The four-day festival features authors from the Middle East and Africa
  • The festival unites international authors with dozens of fellow writers from Indonesia
By ISMIRA LUTFIA TISNADIBRATA ·

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Gulf Marine CEO quits after review sparks profit warning

  • Tensions in the Arabian Gulf, a worrisome global growth outlook and uncertainty over oil prices have recently dampened investor confidence
By Reuters ·

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In high-tech Japan, cash is king

By AFP ·

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Saudi female bowlers off to Las Vegas tournament

  • The team’s six members will compete against the best women bowlers around the world
By Arab News ·

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Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

  • A human team will select relevant, reliable breaking and top news stories
  • Facebook to pay some publishers to license news content for the tab
By AFP ·