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Pakistan sets up 16-member council to tackle violence between Muslims, minorities 

  • ISLAMABAD: Special adviser to the prime minister on Interfaith Harmony and the Middle East, Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, said a 16-member committee comprising members from several minority communities had been formed to tackle issues of interfaith violence, adding that no one would be allowed to harm...
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Saudi Arabia to chair anti-human trafficking forum

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday will chair the third government forum to discuss the challenges of combating human trafficking in the Middle East. The two-day forum will be held virtually under the theme “National and international coordination on combating trafficking in persons in the light ...
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Who’s Who: Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz Al-Mogrin, chair of the UNESCO Executive Board Program and External Relations Commission

  • Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz Al-Mogrin was recently elected to chair the UNESCO Executive Board Program and External Relations Commission for two years. During the 213th session of the UNESCO executive board in Paris, the executive council named Princess Haifa, Saudi Arabia’s permanent repres...
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Sudan’s Burhan dismisses senior intelligence officers: Sources

  • KHARTOUM: Sudan’s military leader has overhauled top intelligence positions, dismissing at least eight general intelligence officers and replacing the head of military intelligence, two official sources told Reuters on Sunday. The decision by Sovereign Council head Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan comes...
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Saudi Energy Ministry to help SABIC develop renewable energy projects

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Energy Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Basic Industries Corp. to help develop the company’s renewable energy projects.  SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan said the support from the Energy Ministry would enable the company to achieve its ne...
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Why the world cannot afford the UN to fail

  • The UN has faced mounting criticism in recent years, but remains the foremost manifestation of a multilateral world order, still well-positioned to navigate the complexities of trying to balance sovereign equality with great power politics in order to preserve and promote relative global peace....
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Myanmar’s army is weaponizing starvation against its own people

  • The Myanmar army, the Tatmadaw, appears to be weaponizing mass starvation in order to beat back resistance to its February coup. The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar, an international group of Myanmar observers, reports that military forces have targeted food supplies, including killing liv...
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Turkey turns the page in its dealings with UAE

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally reached the conclusion that confrontation with the UAE does not bring him any advantage. The roots of the tension between the two countries go back to Turkey’s strong support for the Muslim Brotherhood. When the Gulf Cooperation Council membe...
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Pressure mounts as Britain tires of PM’s comedy of errors

  • Just two months after the defeat of Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill, the British leader whose stubborn stoicism helped to galvanize the war effort, was voted out of office. The British public, grateful to their prime minister for seeing them through the conflict, felt that a Labour government w...
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Cracks appear in Iranian regime’s cover-up of its crimes

  • The chief of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, this week left Iran without reaching a deal on an inspections regime. But the Islamic Republic is not only covering up its nuclear weapons ambitions — for more than three decades, the extremist theocracy has tried t...
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