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Almost 400 wounded in Lebanon clashes

  • It was the heaviest toll since the protests erupted three months ago
  • Protesters had called Saturday for a week of ‘anger’ as an economic crisis deepened
photos By AFP ·

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At least 70 Yemeni soldiers killed in Houthi attack

  • Houthi militants have not made any immediate claim of responsibility
  • The internationally recognized government in Yemen has been battling Houthi militia since 2014
By AFP ·

An ongoing debate: Shops closing for prayer in Saudi Arabia

  • The issue has been under discussion in many settings among members of Saudi society as of late
By Rawan Radwan ·

Saudi Arabia to ‘stabilize global economy’ during G20 summit

  • Al-Mouallimi praised the role of Palestine, which currently chairs the Group of 77, in defending member states’ causes, achieving their goals and maintaining cooperation between members
By SPA ·

Israel starts to install sensors along Lebanon border

  • Work would get underway Sunday at the Israeli kibbutz town of Misgav Am to deploy the new noise-detecting technology
  • The move comes a year after Israel concluded a weeks-long operation to destroy tunnels it accused Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah of building
By AFP ·

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up anti-government protest

  • Hong Kong police intervened promptly when the rally turned into an impromptu march
  • The protests had lost some of their intensity in recent weeks
By Reuters ·

Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE: Emirati tycoon Khalaf Al-Habtoor plans multimillion-dollar Saudi leisure project

  • In an exclusive interview, the Al-Habtoor boss reveals his views on the Kingdom, the UAE economy, Trump and Iran
By Frank Kane ·

Fernandinho own-goal costs Manchester City more points

  • Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in top four dented by goalless draw at Watford
By AFP ·

Facebook: Technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader’s name

  • Error came to light on the second day of a visit by the president to the Southeast Asian country
  • Facebook system did not have President Xi Jinping’s name in its Burmese database and guessed at the translation
By Reuters ·