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Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position

  • “The Kingdom is keen on preserving its relations with the United States of America, and will continue to work towards improving these ties in all areas”
  • Saudi Arabia continues its efforts towards achieving a political solution in Yemen
By Arab News ·

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Yemeni PM: Funds from Saudi Arabia, UAE should be managed to achieve intended goals

  • The prime minister told the Saudi Press Agency that “Yemen has received large funds from Saudi Arabia and the UAE"
  • He also said any upcoming funds in 2019 should focus on supporting the economy and paying as many salaries as possible
By Arab News ·

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Afghan Taliban to meet US officials in UAE

  • The meetings come as diplomatic efforts to resolve the Afghan conflict have intensified
  • The Taliban say the presence of international forces in Afghanistan is the main obstacle to peace
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia joins nations in Katowice as talks adopt ‘Rulebook’ to curb climate change

  • Saudi Arabia showed how seriously it is taking international efforts to mitigate the global rise in temperature
By Caline Malek ·

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UN, Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts

  • The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan outlined 203 projects to be carried out by 88 different groups
  • The plan prioritized 1.4 million Palestinians most in need of food, health care, shelter, water and sanitation
By Reuters ·

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Maldives president calls India ‘our closest friend’

  • India has long seen the Indian Ocean nation as part of its sphere of influence
  • Solih defeated strongman Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who had forged increasingly closer to ties to China
By AP ·

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New oil, gas projects to accelerate next year

  • Global investment in oil and gas production is expected to reach around $425 billion next year
  • Many of the new projects will be around gas, with a record number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects
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Liverpool return to top of the table with 3-1 win over arch-rivals Manchester United

  • Shaqiri braces gives Reds deserved win over United at Anfield.
  • Mourinho's men well beaten as Liverpool leapfrog Manchester City ti return to top of the table.
By AFP ·