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UN Yemen envoy to visit battleground port ahead of peace talks

  • Martin Griffiths was in the Arabian Peninsula country to lay the groundwork for next month’s negotiations in Sweden
  • Both sides have in the past week expressed support for the envoy and his mission to hold discussions
By AFP ·

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Russia to grant 300 entry visas for five years to Saudi business owners

  • Russia has invited Saudi investors to participate in the 5th international Exhibition Arabia-EXPO in Moscow on April 8-10, 2019
By Rashid Hassan ·

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Tunisia’s state employees go on nationwide strike to protest wage crisis

  • About 650,000 Tunisian state employees went on a nationwide strike
  • The government has refused to increase wages
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King Salman launches projects worth SR10.5bn in Northern Border Region

  • The king inaugurated 65 projects during his visit to Arar, as he continues his royal tour of the Kingdom.
By Arab News ·

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Lebanon’s economy faces stark choice: Reform or collapse

  • It has been more than six months since Lebanon held its first national elections in nine years
  • Lebanon still has a primitive infrastructure, widespread electricity and water cuts and a longstanding waste
By AP ·

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EU, UK agree draft on ‘ambitious’ post-Brexit ties

  • The EU leaders are due to meet at a summit in Brussels on Sunday to endorse both documents
  • Downing Street said the prime minister was holding a teleconference with cabinet ministers about the deal
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Oil-rich South Sudan seeks investment in fragile new peace

  • The country is eager to make up for $4 billion in lost revenue caused by the five-year conflict
  • The government is offering prospective investors incentives such as a tax-free grace period of up to 10 years
By AP ·

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Juan Antonio Pizzi happy with Saudi Arabia progress despite Jordan draw

  • Juan Antonio Pizzi said he was happy with his players and satisfied with Asian Cup preparations
  • Pizzi said it was good to play a team with a different style to his Saudi Arabia side
By Arab News ·

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She’s weaving home: Helping refugees keep the tradition of tatreez alive

  • Moroccan pop artist, photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj headed to the Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon to meet with the working women of 81 Designs
  • The women were recreating 14 pieces from Hajjaj’s “Graffix from the Souk” collection using a traditional cross-stitch technique called tatreez
By Iain Akerman ·