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Russian strikes in Syria decreased since Ukraine war: monitor

  • BEIRUT: Russian strikes in Syria have decreased since it invaded Ukraine, resulting in fewer deaths, a war monitor said Friday, seven years into Moscow’s intervention in the Middle Eastern country. A total of 241 people have been killed by Russian strikes in Syria during the past year, mostly ...
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Europe’s biggest nuclear reactor reaches full power

  • HELSINKI: Finland’s long-delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor has reached full power to become the most powerful electricity production facility in Europe, operator TVO said Friday, a boost amid a continent-wide energy crunch, according to AFP. With a power level of 1,600 megawatts, the p...
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Sebastien Loeb ready for battle in Morocco as Rally-Raid title race heats up

  • AGADIR: Sebastien Loeb is set for another tense battle with Nasser Al-Attiyah as he looks to build on his lead in the World Rally-Raid Championship when the Rallye du Maroc gets underway on Saturday. Loeb, driving one of three Prodrive Hunters entered by Bahrain Raid Xtreme, holds a slender o...
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Saudi market regulator approves Nomu listing of Leen Alkhair, Meshkati Trading 

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority has given its approval for initial public offerings by two companies seeking to join the Kingdom’s Parallel market. Leen Alkhair Trading Co. has received approval to register and offer 23.5 percent of its total capital, equivalent to 958,750 sha...
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Highlighting local cuisine, Pakistani women chefs stand out at Saudi culinary competition

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani women chefs fared impressively at a culinary competition in Saudi Arabia held earlier this month, bagging four medals after cooking up scrumptious Pakistani dishes in Riyadh. The Kingdom Chef Competition is an international contest that is part of the Foodex Saudi exhibit...
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Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, flooding streets and buildings, knocking out power to over 1 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff’s office re...
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Imprisoned Palestinian-French human rights lawyer begins hunger strike

  • LONDON: Palestinian-French human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri, who has been imprisoned without charge by Israeli authorities for six months, has gone on hunger strike in protest. Hamouri was arrested on March 7 at his home in East Jerusalem. No charges have been filed against him but his deten...
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Lebanese MPs bicker as deadline nears to elect new president

  • BEIRUT: Lebanon’s parliament speaker has called a Thursday session to elect a new president, despite a political deadlock caused by a splintered chamber failing to agree on a candidate. Nabih Berri’s announcement comes weeks before Michel Aoun is due to leave office, and as rival parliamentary...
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Saudi Social Development Bank allocates $3.5bn to freelancers and 'productive' families

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Social Development Bank has disbursed around SR13.2 billion ($3.5 billion) loans to freelancers and productive families, supporting 342,000 beneficiaries, as the lender looks to increase their contribution to the national economy.  This takes the bank’s total finan...
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‘She was trapped,’ says father of woman killed by husband with dumbbells in Islamabad

  • ISLAMABAD: The father of Sarah Inam, a Pakistani-Canadian who was beaten to death by her husband last week, said on Wednesday before the funeral his daughter had been “trapped” into marriage by Shahnawaz Amir to fleece her out of money. Inam, a 37-year-old economist who worked in Abu Dhabi, w...
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