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Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria’s Daraa city

  • Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday
  • The transfers were part of a cease-fire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment of the city
By AFP ·

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Bankruptcy reforms ‘will spur Saudi Arabian investment’

  • Saudi Arabia will introduce its first comprehensive bankruptcy law on Aug. 18
  • The new rules have been drawn up to offer protection to creditors
By Richard Wachman ·

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Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting killing 2 teens

  • On Saturday, the military carried out its largest wave of airstrikes in Gaza since the 2014 war
  • The military said several mortar shells were fired even after Hamas announced the cease-fire
By AP ·

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How Saudis are adapting to fast-changing life in the Kingdom

  • A retired psychologist Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sobihi, 53, explains why the recent big changes in the Saudi Arabia have been accepted so easily.
  • Umm Al-Qura instructor Abdulrahman Al-Haidari says what's even more amazing most of the Saudis who have taken up education abroad are returning to help in the Kingdom's modernization program.
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

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‘Makkah Road Initiative’ to fast-track Malaysian and Indonesian Hajj pilgrims

  • Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Indonesia join forces to launch the “Makkah Road Initiative"
  • It will help Hajj pilgrims to fast-track journeys to the Holy Land
By Nor Arlene Tan ·

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China willing to invest $3 bln in Nigerian oil operations -NNPC

  • China National Offshore Oil Corp is willing to invest $3 billion in its existing oil and gas operation in Nigeria
  • Other western oil companies, including ExxonMobil, operate in Nigeria through joint ventures with NNPC
By Arab News ·

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France overpower Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup final

  • France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium
  • Croatia fought hard for an hour but gradually ran out of steam after playing extra time in their three previous matches
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Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller

  • The indictment alleges that from around June 2016 the conspirators released tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents “using fictitious online personas, including ‘DCLeaks’ and ‘Guccifer 2.0.’.”
  • Friday’s indictment was the first by Mueller that directly charges the Russian government with meddling in the election
By Reuters ·