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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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Saudi Arabia announces live music permits as part of ambitious 'year of entertainment'

  • In his first press conference since he was appointed to the role, Turki Al-Sheikh unveiled a number of initiatives and projects
  • Planned events include soccer matches featuring Beckham and Zidane, concerts, theater shows and Islamic competitions
By NOOR NUGALI ·

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Majlis culture brings a little Saudi warmth to freezing Davos

  • The Misk Pavilion is one of the many signs of the Kingdom’s enthusiastic involvement in the world’s biggest gathering of political, business and thought leaders
By Frank Kane ·

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Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost

  • The new discovery allows Israel to build tighter relations with neighboring countries
  • The inclusion of Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Cairo was the first time Arab countries accept the state into a regional alliance
By AP ·

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Two explosions hit Yemeni capital Sanaa

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Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks

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Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

  • The pope is expected to urge young people to create their own opportunities
  • Francis’ trip, the first in a year packed with foreign travel, comes at a critical moment in the papacy

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Fujairah joins other ports, tightens exhaust rules ahead of 2020 regulations

  • Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that come into effect from 2020, ships will have to reduce the sulfur content in their fuel to less than 0.5 percent
  • Singapore, China and Fujairah marine sales volumes represent a quarter of global ship refueling, also known as bunkering

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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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Viacom buys television streaming service for $340 mn

  • The Los Angeles-based company boasts more than 12 million active monthly users, most of them using televisions connected to the Internet
By AFP ·