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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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System launched to help predict, plan for heavy rain in Saudi Arabia

  • "Matir" uses all the data to provide predictions and alerts for all of Saudi Arabia’s 286 secretariats and municipalities
  • Matir features a control panel that shows the overall forecast of flooding risk for the coming five days
By Arab News ·

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The fleet’s in town: Japanese navy sails into Jeddah

By Mohammed Al-Kinani & Rashid Hassan ·

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UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

  • Trump that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal”
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Turkish financial watchdog cancels stock market abuse decision

  • The board said on Sunday the decision was taken in response to market demand
  • “speculation and negative perceptions” of the move would have prevented the decision having its desired effect
By Reuters ·

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Novak Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon title after beating Kevin Anderson in straight sets

  • Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time
  • It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in the history of men’s tennis
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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 ·