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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
By AP ·

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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
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Washington says observation posts in place on Syria-Turkey border

  • The measure aimed to reassure the YPG, which Turkey considers a "terrorist" group but which is the spearhead of the international fight against the Daesh group
  • Syria's long-oppressed Kurdish minority has established a semi-autonomous region in the north of the war-torn country
By AFP ·

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Pakistan rejects downgrading by US in religious freedom

  • Pakistan had previously been on a special watch list for religious freedom
  • The downgrade means Pakistan could be hit with US sanctions, although Pompeo waived those penalties in the US national interest
By AP ·

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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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Bomb threat spurs evacuation at Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus

  • Another Silicon Valley company to face a security threat in the recent past was YouTube
  • Facebook and police said everyone was safe
By Reuters ·