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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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Saudi Arabia rises in English proficiency ranking

  • Scoring 43.65, Saudi Arabia is ranked 83rd in the world, ahead of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Iraq and Libya
By RASHID HASSAN ·

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KSA, Philippines explore ways to boost relations

By Ellie Aben ·

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain sign air services deal

By Arab News ·

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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
  • If it goes ahead, a merger of the trio could create an entity with around $113 billion in assets
By Reuters - Barclays ·

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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 ·