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Saudi Arabia pledges $100m to help ‘stabilize’ Syria’s northeast

  • United States, which leads the anti-Daesh coalition, expressed its  thanks for the funds
  • The money will help ensure the militants cannot re-emerge as a threat
By Arab News ·

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Yemeni government and Houthi movement invited to September 6 peace talks — UN

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict in Yemen
  • The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the verge of starvation
By Reuters ·

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Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

  • Khan received 176 votes in the 342-seat National Assembly; Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), garnered 96 votes
  • Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party swept to power in the July 25 election
By Reuters ·

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Hajj is a joyful and moving experience for Taiwanese pilgrims

  • The most important day for pilgrims will be Aug. 20, the 9th day of Dul Hijjah on the Islamic calendar, when they will gather on the plains of Arafat
  • ‘Seeing the Holy Kaaba for the first time is a profound and moving experience’
By Siraj Wahab ·

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100m to help ‘stabilize’ Syria’s northeast

  • United States, which leads the anti-Daesh coalition, expressed its  thanks for the funds
  • The money will help ensure the militants cannot re-emerge as a threat
By Arab News ·

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Fury clouds funeral plans for Italy bridge victims

  • The collapse of the Morandi bridge, a decades-old viaduct that crumbled in a storm on Tuesday killing at least 38 people, has stunned and angered the country
  • According to La Stampa newspaper, the families of 17 victims have refused to take part in the state funeral, while a further seven have yet to decide whether they will attend
By AFP ·

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Gulf exporters to reap oil dividend as battle for Asia market share heats up

  • Chinese exports to US fall
  • IEA ups demand forecast
By Richard Wachman ·

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Al-Hilal boss Jorge Jesus reveals Omar Abdulrahman will make debut in Super Cup clash in London

  • New boss Jorge Jesus to give start to new star signing after $17 million move from Al-Ain last week.
  • Al-Hilal coach keen to put on a good show in London and start season with silverware against Al-Ittihad.
By Kevin Affleck ·

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Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

  • Hundreds of employees have called on the company to provide more “transparency, oversight and accountability
  • Employees have asked Google to create an ethics review group with rank-and-file workers, appoint ombudspeople to provide independent review and internally publish assessments of projects
By Reuters ·