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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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Australia PM, Muslim leaders spar over his terror comments

  • Morrison singled out Muslim community leaders as having a “special responsibility” to counter “the radical and dangerous ideology of extremist Islam”
  • Muslim leaders in Australia are planning to boycott a meeting with Morrison in light of the issue
By AFP ·

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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 ·