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Trump vows to remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia

  • The Kingdom is a great ally in our fight against Iran and terrorism, said US president.
  • Saudis have worked closely with us to keep oil prices at reasonable levels, he added.
By Arab News ·

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Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $500 million aid program for Yemen

  • New initiative launched aims to secure food for 10 to 12 million people
  • The program was announced by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, general supervisor of Saudi Arabia's King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Relief and Works
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

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Nearly 50 die as suicide bomber targets Islamic gathering in Kabul: Official

  • The suicide bomber was able to sneak into a wedding hall in Kabul where hundreds of religious scholars and clerics had gathered
  • No one immediately claimed the attack, but both the Taliban and a local Daesh affiliate have targeted religious scholars before
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Major boost for Al-Jouf as Saudi king set to announce new city

  • The king will launch Waad Al-Shamaal, a new city aimed at boosting the country’s mining infrastructure
By Arab News ·

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After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq’s Mosul

  • The city even has its own special genre of Arabic ballads, recognized across Iraq and beyond
  • Tahsin Haddad, who heads the local artists’ syndicate, said he is keen to support public arts across the province
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Australia rejects UN migration pact, sticks with hard-line asylum-seeker policy

  • Australia joins the United States, Israel and several Eastern European countries in rejecting the UN Global Compact for Migration
  • The pact asks signatories not to detain would-be migrants arbitrarily and to use detention only as a last resort
By Reuters ·

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Oil recovers some losses after 6% plunge but markets remain wary

  • Investors remained on edge, with the International Energy Agency warning of unprecedented uncertainty in oil markets
  • ‘The global economy is still going through a very difficult time and is very fragile’
By Reuters ·

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FOUR THINGS WE LEARNED: A classic clash, sublime New Orleans Saints and a bad break for Alex Smith

  • Saints once again show why they are serious Super Bowl contenders.
  • Unlucky Alex Smith suffers a horror injury.
By DANIEL FOUNTAIN ·

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Bangladesh frees photographer facing charges of propaganda

  • His arrest involving a student protest for better road safety after a road accident in August had sparked criticism at home and abroad
By AP ·