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UN proves Houthi missiles found in Yemen were made in Iran

  • Iran has pressed on with its ballistic missile programme after reining in much of its nuclear programme under a 2015 deal with major powers
  • Iran has developed several types of ballistic missiles with a range of up to 3,000 kilometres
By Arab News ·

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France shooting: 3 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

  • The shooter was believed to be a 29-year-old from the city who was set to be arrested on Tuesday morning
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Yemen govt, Houthis swap names of 15,000 prisoners at UN talks

  • A source in the government delegation said their side had released the names of 8,200 detainees
  • The Houthi militia announced that the names of a total of 15,000 detainees and prisoners had been exchanged
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Saudi Arabia’s up-and-coming energy park set to transform KSA into a global industrial powerhouse

  • The first phase is scheduled for completion by 2021
  • SPARK will localize more than 300 new industrial services and facilities and will have specialized training centers to cater to the huge influx of manpower
By Rawan Radwan ·

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Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

  • UN Spokesperson says at least 16,500 people have been forced to flee their homes
  • Almost 320 civilians have been killed, including 113 children
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India names Modi demonetization backer as cenbank head

  • Das — a high-profile backer of Modi’s controversial 2016 move to scrap high-value currency notes, known as demonetization
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Ahmed Barman out to toast Al-Ain success in FIFA Club World Cup

  • Tournament gets under way on Wednesday when Al-Ain take on Team Wellington at home.
  • UAE midfielder sure his side can cause a few shocks.
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Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

  • Critics piled into the tech mogul for being “tone deaf” at a time when the UN has said Myanmar’s generals should be investigated for genocide
  • Dorsey said he has been a long-time meditator and wanted to travel to Buddhist-majority Myanmar where Vipassana is practiced in its “original form”
By AFP ·