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UAE welcomes 'early convening' of UN-led Yemen talks in Sweden

  • The UN said it planned to reconvene peace talks in Sweden by the end of the year
  • Fighting intensified this month around the crucial port of Hodeidah, but died off in recent days
By Arab News ·

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Israel defense minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

  • Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel’s handling of Gaza as prudence
  • Lieberman describes Gaza cease-fire a 'capitulation to terror'
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Amnesty slams Iranian execution of two men charged of financial crimes

By Arab News ·

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Peace, security and economy top agenda of Saudi Shoura session

  • Al-Khunaizi said that King Salman’s speech will have “added political and economic significance, and it will lay out the agenda for the rest of the Shoura’s term”
By Ghazanfar Ali Khan ·

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Saudi Arabia rises in English proficiency ranking

By RASHID HASSAN ·

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KSA, Philippines explore ways to boost relations

By Ellie Aben ·

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British cabinet backs PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan

  • Theresa May: The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration
  • At the heart of May’s difficulties has been the so-called Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to avoid a return to controls between the British province and EU-member Ireland
By Reuters ·

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank picks Barclays to advise on merger

  • Potential merger involves ADCB, Union National Bank (UNB) and Al Hilal Bank
  • A merger of the trio could create an entity with around $113 billion in assets
By Reuters ·

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Pence presses Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journalists

  • Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in Yangon in December 2017
  • Lawyers for the two Reuters reporters have lodged an appeal against their conviction
By Reuters ·