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37% of Arab women have experienced violence, UN workshop hears

  • A UN workshop in Beirut has been getting to grips with a critical issue for the Arab region
  • Of ESCWA’s 22 member states, countries that are considered to have adequate laws in place include Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon
By Caline Malek ·

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Iranian extremism ‘reinforcing instability’

  • Muslim World League to counter sectarianism with interfaith summit in Beirut
  • Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa said the interfaith summit had particular relevance because of the pernicious influence of Iran in the region


Saudi ambassador to US: Establishing peace is one of the pillars of Kingdom’s foreign policy

By Arab News ·

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Local designers to share the spotlight during second Saudi Fashion Week

  • Riyadh will be the hub of Saudi Fashion Week
  • The Grazia Middle East Style Awards will this year take place in Riyadh


UK warns dual nationals over travel to Iran, as France holds on envoy nomination

  • Britain is seeking the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation who was arrested in April 2016
  • France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris in June
By Reuters ·


VW to stop doing business in Iran: Bloomberg

  • VW will still be able to do some business in Iran under a humanitarian exception
  • VW has scrapped plans it announced in July last year to sell cars in Iran for the first time in 17 years
By AFP ·


Al-Khobar to host the Billiards Championships in November

  • The two-day youth championship will begin on November 19
  • A prize of SR 4,000 ($1,000) has been set for the first four places
By Arab News ·


Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

  • It charges that job ads on Facebook targeted male users only
  • Facebook lets advertisers target ads on the basis of gender and age, which is against the law in America
By AFP ·

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Arabic cinema wins over movie-goers