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Boeing expects demand to be back to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, says top official

  • DOHA: Boeing anticipates global demand to see about 4 percent annual growth year over year for the next two decades, expecting to be back to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, said Omar Arekat, the company’s Middle East and Africa VP of commercial sales and marketing. He added that the growth fo...
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A cancer at the heart of Libya’s re-emergence

  • After roughly four months of high-level discussions between Libya’s two parliamentary chambers, the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, to determine a constitutional framework for a second attempt at national elections, the Libya file is yet again marked with another failure...
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Shutting down Hariri tribunal a reckless move

  • The Special Tribunal for Lebanon may have performed its final act. Unless an intensive campaign is launched to reactivate it, on July 1 it will move to what is called a “residual phase,” leading to its eventual shutdown. The impact of its closure will go far beyond the tribunal and even Lebanon...
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Saudi Arabia focused on ‘real empowerment of women,’ says Kingdom’s UN envoy

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is moving “with all determination and firmness” to secure the “effective and real empowerment of women” so they can live without facing any discrimination, according to Mohammed Al-Ateeq, chargé d’affaires of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN. During the recent...
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The new urgency for progress toward nuclear disarmament

  • Austria and New Zealand may be far apart geographically but we are connected by shared values and principles. Particularly relevant today is our longstanding opposition to nuclear weapons and our shared concern about the lack of progress on nuclear disarmament. While the threat of nuclear weap...
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Afghan escape relatives barred from UK family reunions

  • LONDON: British ministers have been accused of failing to honor their promises to Afghan refugees by refusing to accommodate their family members. About 12,000 Afghan refugees are still living in hotels paid for by the British taxpayer as ministers blame a housing shortage for the delay. Wh...
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Has the system in Pakistan failed children in child marriages?

  • The Sindh High Court has decided that Dua Zehra, a girl younger than 18 years who has married, has the right to choose who she wishes to live with. The parents of the young girl have now approached the Supreme Court, seeking the urgent hearing of their case. It would, therefore, be premature to...
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Pakistan reports 11th polio case of this year amid outbreak in northwest 

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani health authorities on Friday confirmed the 11th case of polio virus so far this year in the country’s former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, a region bordering Afghanistan.  The outbreak, after the first polio case of 2022 was registered in the same region in Ap...
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Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Pride festival

  • OSLO, Norway: A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an “extremist terror act” during the capital’s annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as ...
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Saudi Makkah, Madinah to see 110,000 new hotel rooms by 2030: Colliers

  • RIYADH: Saudi Makkah and Madinah are expected to see the addition of 110,000 rooms by 2030 to cater for Hajj pilgrims, a report has claimed. Over 100,000 rooms are expected to be supplied across the Gulf Cooperation Council area by 2026, with the total supply estimated to exceed 1 million roo...
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