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Saudi Arabia pledges $100m to help ‘stabilize’ Syria’s northeast

  • United States, which leads the anti-Daesh coalition, expressed its  thanks for the funds
  • The money will help ensure the militants cannot re-emerge as a threat
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Yemeni government and Houthi movement invited to September 6 peace talks — UN

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict in Yemen
  • The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the verge of starvation
By Reuters ·

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Imran Khan elected prime minister of Pakistan

  • Khan received 176 votes in the 342-seat National Assembly; Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), garnered 96 votes
  • Pakistan People’s Party with 54 seats backed out of supporting opposition's candidate Shabaz sharif , weakening the position of the PML-N, which has 81 seats
By Sib Kaifee ·

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Library of Makkah Grand Mosque is ‘beacon of knowledge’

  • The library at the Grand Mosque is one of the oldest libraries in the Islamic world
  • It was established during the second century (Hijri calendar) at the beginning of the Abbasid period in 160 AH
By Arab News ·

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Fury clouds funeral plans for Italy bridge victims

  • The collapse of the Morandi bridge, a decades-old viaduct that crumbled in a storm on Tuesday killing at least 38 people, has stunned and angered the country
  • According to La Stampa newspaper, the families of 17 victims have refused to take part in the state funeral, while a further seven have yet to decide whether they will attend
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Aramco committed to meeting future oil demand, says Saudi energy minister

  • Aramco has discovered two new oil fields, Sakab and Zumul, and a gas reservoir in the Sahba field
  • World’s top oil exporter is also boosting its output of the natural gas needed to meet rapidly rising domestic power demand
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Al-Hilal boss Jorge Jesus reveals Omar Abdulrahman will make debut in Super Cup clash in London

  • New boss Jorge Jesus to give start to new star signing after $17 million move from Al-Ain last week.
  • Al-Hilal coach keen to put on a good show in London and start season with silverware against Al-Ittihad.
By Kevin Affleck ·

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Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

  • Hundreds of employees have called on the company to provide more “transparency, oversight and accountability
  • Employees have asked Google to create an ethics review group with rank-and-file workers, appoint ombudspeople to provide independent review and internally publish assessments of projects
By Reuters ·