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Israeli air strikes kill three in Gaza after rocket fire

  • Israel's military says it hit militant sites in response to rocket launches from Gaza
  • Hamas said it launched the rockets in revenge for a deadly Israeli military operation late Sunday
By Arab News ·

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Price of oil on the rise as OPEC members eye cuts in production

  • Production cuts of up to 1 million barrels a day may be necessary
  • Suhail Al-Mazrouei, currently the president of OPEC, similarly said ‘changes’ would likely be necessary

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Turkey made mistakes in Arab Spring ‘from day one’: Ex-FM Yakis tells UAE forum

  • Dr. Mohsen Milani: Iran’s regional power is likely to decline, especially given the slide in its economic assets
  • Dr. Sultan Al-Nuaimi: Iran is subject to various sanctions… yet even Iranian officials say the problem doesn’t lie with the sanctions but with corruption and governance
By Jennifer Bell ·


World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh
By Arab News ·


Libya warlord casts shadow over Italy’s bid to solve crisis

  • Haftar arrived in Palermo from his Benghazi stronghold on Monday evening after days of doubts over his crucial presence, but did not attend a working dinner with other leaders
  • Analysts say the Sicily summit risks being compromised not only by tensions between Libyan factions but also the competing agendas of foreign powers
By AFP ·


’Lebanese Connection’ drug trial to open in Paris

  • The chief defendant is Mohamad Noureddine, a 44-year-old Lebanese businessman with interests in real estate and jewelry
  • The trial is scheduled to wind up on Nov. 28
By AFP ·


SoftBank mobile unit to go for $21bn IPO

  • The IPO will be one of the biggest ever worldwide, and will provide the group with funds to pay down debt and continue placing big bets on innovations
  • SoftBank’s bets so far have been as varied as small gaming startups, ride-hailing firms such as Uber Technologies, and e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding
By Reuters ·


‘No surprises’ about former Premier League duo Nordin Amrabat, Jurado flying high in Saudi Arabia

  • Amrabat signed for big-spending Al-Nassr in the summer and has scored three goals in eight games
  • Jurado, meanwhile, joined Al-Ahli from Espanyol in the summer and his playmaking ability has resulted in the Jeddah giants succeeding
By Kevin Affleck ·


Fake news watch: Phony facts and bogus reports

  • Arab News presents a weekly roundup of bogus reports and phoney facts in the mainstream and social media
By Arab News ·