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Saudi Arabia, World Bank pledge $100m to global tourism fund

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the World Bank, pledged $100 million to establish the International Fund for Comprehensive Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the Kingdom’s Minister of Tourism said during the opening speech of the Tourism Recovery Summit 2021 held in Riyadh. “This will be th...
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Iran’s online anti-government protests gain momentum

  • RIYADH: The online presence of the anti-government campaign, “no to the Islamic Republic”,  calling for the removal of the clerical regime has gained popularity in the recent days, TV news channel Al Arabiya reported. The campaign launched in March against the current government has ga...
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Somali president suspends PM’s powers, accusing him of looting land

  • MOGADISHU: Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said on Monday he had suspended the powers of the prime minister amid a corruption probe in what the assistant information minister said amounted to an “indirect coup.” Mohamed accused Roble of looting public land owned by the Somali Nation...
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Gaza death toll nears 30,000 as aid groups warn of ‘imminent’ famine

  • GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: The Gaza war’s reported Palestinian death toll neared 30,000 Wednesday as fighting raged in the Hamas-run territory despite mediators insisting a truce with Israel could be just days away. Another 91 people were killed in overnight Israeli bombardment, the ...
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IIUM confers honorary doctorate on King Salman

  • Pictures by (Bandar al Jaloud)
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How did Qatar lose its audience?

  • Today, most UAE residents do not watch Qatari TV channels, including Al Jazeera, not even online. In the real world, these channels do not exist anymore, notwithstanding their presence on satellite receiver lists. The reason is that most TV services were linked to telephone companies, and they...
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Moustapha Akkad’s ‘The Message’ to be shown in Saudi Arabia

  • Director Moustapha Akkad’s masterpiece “The Message” will be screened in Saudi Arabia for the first time after being passed by the country’s censors. The cinema epic, which chronicles the life of Prophet Muhammad and the birth of Islam, has undergone extensive restoration and will be screened...
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshal praising Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

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FOCUS: Airline sector risking decimation after COVID 19 groundings

  • What happened: Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on a rescue package on Wednesday, April 8, with a rift persisting between the southern nations, arguing for common issuance of “Coronabonds” and northern countries insisting on using the European Stability Mechanism, which ...
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