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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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El Chapo trial witness: Ex-Mexico security chief was bribed

  • Garcia Luna was once seen as a powerful ally in the American effort to thwart Mexican cartels from flooding the US market with cocaine and other illegal drugs. But he had also previously come under suspicion of taking bribes
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Russia’s Rostec doing brisk arms trades despite sanctions

  • Arms giant Rostec is seeing strong demand for its advanced anti-missile systems
  • Since Russia’s intervention in Ukraine in 2014, the world’s second-largest arms exporter has been hit by several rounds of sanctions by Washington and EU
By AFP ·

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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.
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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 ·