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Arab allies and Middle East organizations voice support, solidarity with Saudi Arabia

  • Arab world affirms their full solidarity with Saudi Arabia
  • The statements, issued by each country’s official news agency, came following accusations against the Kingdom in the case of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Saudi Arabia is world’s energy ‘shock absorber’ says Energy Minister Al-Falih

  • Al-Falih told an energy event in India that it was time this balancing role was respected and acknowledged by the international community.
  • He added that the Kingdom wanted to continue playing the global balancing role that it currently plays.
By Arab News ·

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King Salman receives call from US president, Trump sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia

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Tanween festival: Seeking the unusual? You’ll find it at Ithra

  • Tanween encourages people to see something in a new way, try something they had not done before and explore their relationship to disruption
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Israel says troops kill Palestinian after attempted stabbing

  • Also Monday, the Israeli army ordered a nearby Palestinian school closed following alleged stone-throwing protests, firing tear gas and stun grenades to clear out the building.
  • Over the weekend, a Palestinian woman was killed after being hit in the face with a stone thrown at her car.
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Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

  • Museveni said he and the American rapper held “fruitful discussions”
  • Uganda’s presidency released photos of a hoodie-wearing West meeting Museveni at the State House and exchanging gifts
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Saudi energy minister compares electric vehicle ‘hype’ to peak oil misconceptions

  • Khalid Al-Falih on Monday questioned what he described as the “hype” of the electric vehicle market
  • Compared it to past misconceptions around the theory of peak oil
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Turkish star Turan could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

  • The incident, which took place outside an Istanbul nightclub and reportedly left singer Berkay Sahin with a broken nose, has transfixed Turkey
  • Turan said after the fight he went to the hospital where Berkay was being treated, clutching a gun and asking to be shot if the singer believed it was true he harassed his wife
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Nepal blocks 25,000 websites in pornography crackdown

  • The government issued new criminal and civil codes this year that include regulations against the use, broadcast and publication of pornography
  • Media rights groups have expressed concern at the blanket ban of website
By AP ·