EU submits ‘final text’ at Iran nuclear talks, Tehran examining document

EU submits ‘final text’ at Iran nuclear talks, Tehran examining document

  • Talks aimed at reviving the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program resumed on Thursday in Vienna
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Ukraine ‘optimistic’ after arrival of first grain shipment

Ukraine ‘optimistic’ after arrival of first grain shipment

  • The Turkish cargo ship — the Polarnet — that reached its final destination left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk last week carrying 12,000 tons of corn
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Special Was Lebanon the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme?

Was Lebanon the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme?

  • A World Bank study accuses the political elite of making a “conscious effort” to weaken public-service delivery
  • Report finds use of excessive debt to create illusion of stability and reinforce confidence in the economy
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Subabat, women who serve coffee at all-female events, have become the subject of Dawsari’s most popular work. (Supplied) photos

My stories tell the story of every Saudi woman: Elham Dawsari

  • The artist works to explore Riyadh in the 1980s and 1990s through the portraits of middle- and lower-class women
By Nada Alturki ·

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire prevented all-out war but remains fragile, UN Security Council hears

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire prevented all-out war but remains fragile, UN Security Council hears

  • Egyptian envoy called on Israeli authorities to lift their blockade of Gaza, halt illegal settlement activity, and respect the status of Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Israeli ambassador accused Palestinian Islamic Jihad of taking its orders from Iranian “puppet masters” whose “hatred know no boundaries”
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Life sentences for Georgia father, son for murder of Black jogger

Life sentences for Georgia father, son for murder of Black jogger

  • Travis McMichael, 36, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, are already serving life sentences after being found guilty in a state trial for the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery
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Saudi commercial banks’ June consumer loans rise 13% to $118.9bn graphic

Saudi commercial banks’ June consumer loans rise 13% to $118.9bn

  • Share of consumer loans in total bank credit falls to 19.9 percent, data shows
By Hala Hisham Koura ·

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ESMAA founder shares thoughts on regional music rights body’s first year in business

  • ‘Nobody can deny that we have been the loudest voice in the region,’ Hussain ‘Spek’ Yoosuf told Arab News as he reflected on effect it has had on the music industry in the Middle East
  • ESMAA, which takes its name from the Arabic word for “listen” and was established in August 2021, works with global rights holders to facilitate the licensing of music in the Gulf
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

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ESMAA founder shares thoughts on regional music rights body’s first year in business

  • ‘Nobody can deny that we have been the loudest voice in the region,’ Hussain ‘Spek’ Yoosuf told Arab News as he reflected on effect it has had on the music industry in the Middle East
  • ESMAA, which takes its name from the Arabic word for “listen” and was established in August 2021, works with global rights holders to facilitate the licensing of music in the Gulf
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ star and singer, dies aged 73

Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ star and singer, dies aged 73

  • Olivia Newton-John gained worldwide fame as high-school sweetheart Sandy in the hit musical movie ‘Grease’
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Ozzy Osbourne closes Commonwealth Games as Birmingham parties

Ozzy Osbourne closes Commonwealth Games as Birmingham parties

  • The show, celebrating Birmingham’s rise from the wreckage of World War II and its emergence as a diverse and vibrant modern city, brought 11 days of sporting action to a close
  • Sporting powerhouse Australia have topped the table at every Games since 1990 except in 2014, when England finished in first place in Glasgow
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