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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa signs agreements worth $8 billion at Expo Dubai

  • KARACHI: The provincial government of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Sunday signed over 40 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) at Expo 2020 Dubai that would bring foreign investment worth $8 billion home, the KP investment board and officials said.  Described ...
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Texas Muslims express support for hostages in synagogue assault

  • CHICAGO: Leaders of the Muslim community in Texas and activists around the US expressed support for members of a synagogue in Colleyville which came under attack on Saturday, sparking a 10-hour hostage crisis. A SWAT team breached the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue at around 9:30 p.m. in ...
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US and France discuss ways to promote Libya’s democratic process

  • LONDON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss efforts to promote the democratic process in Libya, the State Department said on Sunday. Efforts to lead Libya into elections at the end of December were thrown into disarray when ...
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Houthis reject UN call to release hijacked UAE-flagged ship

  • AL-MUKALLA: The Houthis on Saturday criticized the UN Security Council for demanding they release a hijacked UAE-flagged ship. Militia official Hussein Al-Azzi Houthi rejected the UN’s calls to free the ship and repeated claims it had been carrying weapons for the Coalition to Support Legitim...
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Northeast Syria’s experience signifies challenge of ending use of children in conflicts

  • DUBAI: Rawan Al-Aleku was visiting a friend in Debrassiye, in northeast Syria, in the summer of 2020 when she was conscripted by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias raised in 2014 to fight Daesh. She was just 16 years old. Narrating Al-Aleku’s story, her Ira...
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Morocco’s language lesson to boost prosperity

  • Of the many indicators used to measure a country’s prospects for development, perhaps the most overlooked is that of language. Across the world, governments looking to secure competitive advantages are facing critical decisions about linguistic policies. This is nowhere more so than in Morocc...
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Hostages freed in Texas synagogue standoff, suspect dead

  • COLLEYVILLE, US: All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Saturday, and their suspected captor is dead. The siege in the small Texas town of Colleyville — in which the suspect was apparently demanding the...
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Who’s Who: Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed, state minister and Cabinet member for Shoura Council affairs

  • Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed was recently appointed state minister and Cabinet member for Shoura Council affairs, replacing Mohammed bin Faisal bin Jaber Abu Saq, who was appointed as an adviser at the Royal Court. King Salman issued a number of royal decrees on Thursday to make appointme...
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Houthis reject UN call to release hijacked UAE-flagged ship

  • AL-MUKALLA: The Houthis on Saturday criticized the UN Security Council for demanding they release a hijacked UAE-flagged ship. Militia official Hussein Al-Azzi Houthi rejected the UN’s calls to free the ship and repeated claims it had been carrying weapons for the Coalition to Support Legitim...
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Tomb from Greco-Roman era discovered in Egypt

  • CAIRO: A tomb from the Greco-Roman era containing around 20 mummies has been discovered in Egypt’s western Aswan region.  A joint Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission working in the vicinity of the Aga Khan Mausoleum made the find. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Co...
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