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Leaders in pledge to stay out of Libya war

  • Peace summit in Berlin agrees to enforce UN arms embargo
  • Macron has “acute concerns over the arrival of Syrian and foreign fighters" in Tripoli
By Randa Takieddine ·

Dozens of Iraqi protestors wounded as anti-government unrest resumes

  • In Baghdad’s Tayaran Square overnight, protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at police
  • Baghdad police said its forces had successfully reopened all the roads that were closed by “violent gatherings.”
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

  • Government plans to invest up to $50bn in renewable energy projects by 2023
  • Demand for electricity in the Kingdom is forecast to rise by up to 120 GW by 2030
By Caline Malek ·

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

  • Government plans to invest up to $50bn in renewable energy projects by 2023
  • Demand for electricity in the Kingdom is forecast to rise by up to 120 GW by 2030
By Caline Malek ·

Iran says Zarif not attending Davos as its organizers “changed its agenda“

  • The schedule was changed and different from what Zarif agreed on
  • Reuters last week reported that Zarif was no longer on the list of nearly 3,000 people due at the event
By Reuters ·

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2001 political bombings

  • Six of the defendants sentenced to death have absconded
  • inHarkat-ul Jihad al-Islami’s former chief Mufti Abdul Hannan was executed in 2017
By AP ·

Dubai rents may be bottoming out as ‘green shoots’ appear

  • An estimated 45,000 homes were completed in Dubai in 2019 according to Chesterton estimates
By Arab News ·

Amaala lift champion trophy in Saudi Arabia’s first-ever desert polo tournament

  • Amaala earned the bragging rights as the 2020, and inaugural, AlUla Desert Polo champions
By AMEERA ABID ·

Google honors female Egyptian lawyer Mufidah Abdul-Rahman

  • Abdul-Rahman was born 106 years ago in Cairo in 1914, she died on Sept. 3, 2002
  • Abdul-Rahman co-founded the National Feminist Party, an organization that fights for universal suffrage in Egypt
By Arab News ·