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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Madinah during maiden visit to Saudi Arabia

  • Although bilateral relations and regional security are on the agenda of Imran Khan’s visit, a more urgent priority will be a possible economic bailout package from the KSA
  • The prime minister will call on King Salman and hold a bilateral meeting with the crown prince, said the Pakistan Foreign Office
By Arab News ·

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Putin and Netanyahu defuse row over Russian plane shot down by Syria

  • A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea
  • Vladimir Putin attempted to defuse tensions, blaming a chain of tragic and chance circumstances
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Prominent Qatari tribe protests against Doha regime’s ‘displacement and torture’ of its members

  • The tribe representatives asked the UN office to stop Qatari authorities’ continuous, systematic discrimination against them
  • The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) described the Qatari call as a “revenge” against the members of the tribe
By Arab News ·

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Iraq’s Shiite rivals agree on prime minister

By SUADAD AL-SALHY ·

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Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

  • The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement
  • The king wished the two countries further security, prosperity and stability
By Arab News ·

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Syria’s Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops

  • Damascus also welcomed the agreement but vowed to continue its efforts to recover “every inch” of Syria
  • The Idlib region and adjoining territory north of Aleppo represent the opposition’s last big foothold in Syria
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Nigerian military struggles against Daesh in West Africa

  • The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point
  • Daesh killed 48 soldiers at a military base and, in a separate attack, left 32 dead in Gudumbali
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Turkey cuts investment criteria for foreigners seeking citizenship

  • Turkey made it easier for foreigners to become Turkish citizens by cutting the financial and investment criteria required for citizenship
  • Foreigners now need only to have $500,000 deposits in Turkish banks
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India and Pakistan ready to renew rivalry in Dubai showdown

  • India brace for Pakistan after surviving stern test against minnows Hong Kong
  • Usman Shinwari: Any player who performs well in an India-Pakistan match will find his career reaches a new high
By Barny Read ·

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Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

  • It charges that job ads on Facebook targeted male users only
  • Facebook lets advertisers target ads on the basis of gender and age, which is against the law in America
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Arabic cinema wins over movie-goers

By REBECCA SPONG ·