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Tanker damaged as Arab coalition foils Houthi shipping attack

  • Greek managers say explosion blew a hole in tanker while at birth in Shuqaiq
  • Vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as explosives-laden attack boat destroyed
By Arab News ·

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US to sanction entities linked to Iran's missile program

  • Envoy Elliott Abrams warns Abrams warns that Washington would continue to apply pressure on Iran
  • Entities in China and Russia accused of promoting Iran's missile program
By Reuters ·

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Bahrain: Qatar coastguard stops two Bahraini vessels returning from maritime exercise

By Arab News ·

UN, Amnesty call on Iran to halt execution 

By Arab News ·

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Tanker damaged as Arab coalition foils Houthi shipping attack

  • Greek managers say explosion blew a hole in tanker while at birth in Shuqaiq
  • Vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as explosives-laden attack boat destroyed
By Arab News ·

Palestinian shot, killed after ramming car into Israeli forces, police say

  • The Palestinian man was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital after being shot and died of his wounds
By Reuters ·

UK cuts overseas aid after worst recession in over 300 years

  • Decision goes against the government’s promise last year to maintain the aid target and drew sharp criticism
  • A minister has quit, arguing that the decision “will diminish our power to influence other nations to do what is right”
By AP ·

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SAMA to become Saudi Central Bank, with full independence

  • New central bank to be linked directly to king but its president independent of government
  • Bank’s core responsibilities to maintain monetary reserves, boost confidence, trust in financial sector
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

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Argentina football legend Maradona dies of heart attack

  • Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago
  • Argentina President Alberto Fernandez has announced three days of national mourning
By Reuters - AFP ·

Abu Dhabi’s new creative hub aims to attract 16,000 film, TV, gaming professionals

  • The Yas Creative Hub will open phase one in Q1 2021 and has already sold 80% of its space
  • While Hollywood, Bollywood shut down, Abu Dhabi was one of the few global entertainment centers to remain open during COVID-19, with $100 million worth of production
By Shane McGinley ·