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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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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 ·


A year after Daesh defeat, Iraq in throes of political crisis

  • Five months after Baghdad declared its win, the country held legislative elections that did not produce a clear governing coalition
  • The ongoing power struggle among various parties has stymied efforts by new premier Adel Abdel Mahdi, widely seen as a weak consensus candidate, to form a government
By AFP ·


UN proposes Houthis withdraw from Hodeidah for joint control with govt

  • UN has proposed Yemen’s Houthi militia withdraw from Hodeidah as part of a cease-fire deal
  • The area would then be put under the control of a joint committee and supervised by the United Nations
By AFP ·


UAE to host GCC summit in 2019

By Arab News ·


China blasts ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive

  • The 46-year-old woman said she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested on December 1 for possible extradition
  • Wanzhou has filed court papers in Vancouver arguing she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail
By AFP ·


Iraqi oil minister expects prices to rise over time

  • Ghadhban said the recent fall in Iraqi exports was due to weather conditions
  • “Our goal is to reach an export capacity of 6.5 million barrels per day but over several stages,” he said
By Reuters ·


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
By AFP ·