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Saudi-led coalition rescues young girl being used as ‘human shield’ by Houthis in Yemeni conflict

  • The Saudi-led coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Malki stated on Saturday that a four-year old baby girl named Jamilah had been rescued
  • The Joint Forces of the Coalition, represented by its Child Protection Unit, provided necessary medical care for the child

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Mariam’s journey to North Pole ‘an inspiration for Saudi women’

  • Mariam Hamidaddin was one of 11 women from Europe and the Middle East taking part in the recent Women’s Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition, an initiative aimed to foster greater dialogue and inspire women to push their limits and fulfill their ambitions.
  • Two weeks later and Hamidaddin still could not feel her fingertips. She struggles to cut a steak and needs help to tie her shoelaces. Medics say it could be months or even years before she fully recovers.
By Gary Meenaghan ·

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Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district

  • The fighting in Ghazni, which has long had a heavy Taliban presence, follows several days of fighting in Farah province, on the other side of Afghanistan on the border with Iran
  • The top US commander in Afghanistan visited Farah on Saturday with the ministers of the interior and defense and the head of the NDS intelligence service
By Reuters ·

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Could Saudi Arabia become the China of the Middle East?

  • Fund manager notes "interesting parralels" between economic development in China and Saudi Arabia
  • Such programs likely to attract foreign investors as Saudi markets open up
By Richard Wachman ·

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Filmmaker Hadi Ghandour’s diary of Cannes Film Festival

  • Arab News sent screenwriter and director Hadi Ghandour to spend three days at Cannes
  • The first Saudi Arabian pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was one of the highlights
By Hadi Ghandour ·
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Rafael Nadal wins eighth Rome Masters title after stunning comeback

  • The Spanish master won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday
  • German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum
By AFP ·