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Saudi-based developer RSG achieves top green rating for its workers’ village

  • RIYADH: Saudi-based developer Red Sea Global has achieved a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for a collection of villas and townhouses built for the company’s staff. The certification, also referred to as LEED, was awarded by the non-profit US Green Buildin...
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Afghan women prosecutors once seen as symbols of democracy find asylum in Spain

  • MADRID: Pushing her son on a swing at a playground on a sunny winter's day in Madrid, former Afghan prosecutor Obaida Sharar expresses relief that she found asylum in Spain after fleeing Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban took over. Sharar, who arrived in Madrid with her family, is one...
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What Iran’s growing Russia ties mean for the war in Ukraine

  • Iran this week summoned Ukraine’s envoy in Tehran after President Volodymyr Zelensky’s adviser commented on the attack on a military factory in Isfahan. According to Nournews, which is associated with Iran’s National Security Council, the move occurred after Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted: “Explosiv...
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Iran protests: Isolating the Iran regime is not the same as interfering in its affairs

  • It has been said that history never repeats itself but it does often rhyme. The year 2023 may provide a significant example of that phenomenon, with events in the Islamic Republic of Iran running parallel to those that took place in the country 44 years ago and which brought an end to the era o...
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After Peshawar attack, president calls on Islamic scholars to play role in combating ‘terrorism’

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi has called on the country’s Islamic scholars and clerics to play their role in “discouraging extremism, terrorism, and sectarianism,” state-run APP reported after 101 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the country’s northwestern city of Pesha...
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North Korea says US drills have pushed situation to ‘extreme red-line’

  • SEOUL: North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that drills by the United States and its allies have pushed the situation to an “extreme red-line” and threaten to turn the peninsula into a “huge war arsenal and a more critical war zone.” The statement, carried by state news agency KCNA,...
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UN expert warns of another Rohingya genocide if world continues to do nothing

  • NEW YORK CITY: The independent UN expert tasked with investigating the situation in Myanmar has called on the international community to “do a lot more” to protect the vulnerable Rohingya population in the country’s Rakhine State. Tom Andrews, whose official title is UN Special Rapporteur on ...
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US Republican leader says debt cliff talks with Biden went well

  • WASHINGTON: The US took a small step back from the risk of a catastrophic debt default Wednesday after the new Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said talks with President Joe Biden went well — even if a deal has yet to be reached. “The president and I tried to...
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Lebanese currency reaches record-low value

  • BEIRUT: After being pegged at 1,505 pounds to the US dollar 25 years ago, the Lebanese pound’s official exchange rate changed to 15,000 pounds to the dollar as of Wednesday. The previous exchange rate lasted from 1998 until 2019, when the financial crisis erupted and the Lebanese currency bega...
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Arab counter-terrorism strategy draft discussed in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: Representatives from 14 Arab countries submitted a draft executive plan for the Arab counter-terrorism strategy, which was developed by the Council of Arab Interior Ministers. It came during the seventh two-day meeting of the Arab high committee, hosted by Naif Arab University for Secu...
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