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First UAE delegation in Israel agrees multibillion-dollar fund, visa-free travel

  • The officials were greeted by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Four agreements signed in 5-hour meeting to cement normalization
By Arab News ·

Female domestic workers regularly abused in Qatar: Report

  • Report documented instances of regular beatings suffered by 15 of the women, with 40 saying they had been slapped, spat at or had their hair pulled
  • Eighty-seven of the 105 surveyed said their passports had been confiscated by their employers, preventing them from returning home
By Arab News ·

France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher’s beheading

  • The mosque in a densely-populated suburb northeast of Paris had published a video on its Facebook page days before Friday’s gruesome murder
  • Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said Tuesday that Paty would be posthumously bestowed France’s highest order of merit, the Legion of Honour
By AFP ·

New Saudi ambassadors take their oaths before king

  • Kingdom’s new permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation also sworn in
By SPA ·

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Lebanese spy chief tests positive for virus in US

  • Lebanon’s General Directorate of Public Security said that Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim is in ‘good health,’ but will postpone his return to Beirut following the PCR test
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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For Middle East children, pandemic adds to misery of displacement

By Jumana Khamis - Robert Edwards ·

Navy chief who supervised bin Laden mission says he voted for Biden

  • He declared his support for many of the key issues Biden is running on
  • More than 500 retired US military leaders have endorsed Biden in recent months
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Oman’s bond market return a key test for reform path

  • After becoming ruler in January, Sultan Haitham made shaking up and modernising state finances a top priority
By Reuters ·

Guardiola under pressure as City chase elusive crown

  • Despite all their domestic success in recent years, City have never gone beyond the semifinals of the Champions League
By AFP ·

Publicis Groupe veteran Kamal Dimachkie leaves as new successor is named

  • Dimachkie’s career spans three decades of leadership and accomplishment in international and regional markets
  • Shoueiry founded the agency’s Social Content Lab and played a key role in cultivating digital design thinking across the region
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·