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Protest by families of Beirut blast victims brings Palace of Justice to standstill

  • BEIRUT: Relatives of the victims of the explosion that destroyed Beirut’s Port in August 2020 staged a fresh protest in the city on Monday, amid growing anger and frustration over what they see as “procrastination” that is hampering the official investigation into the blast. They blocked road...
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Qatar FM and UN Syria envoy stress humanitarian access must flow to all Syrians

  • RIYADH: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman on Monday met with UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen, during his visit to Doha, state news agency QNA reported. During the meeting, they discussed latest developments in the Syrian crisis, and stressing the importance of continuing...
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UK needs a swift resolution to Johnson’s party saga

  • The center of the UK government, Downing Street, is currently the butt of endless jokes and the root of incandescent anger, the likes of which British politics has never seen. Last week, bruised and battered Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized for a series of lockdown-breaking parties in Do...
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South Korea seeks to boost clean energy efforts with UAE cooperation

  • SEOUL: South Korea is seeking to increase hydrogen cooperation with the UAE in a bid for a sustainable future and carbon neutrality, President Moon Jae-in said on Monday in Abu Dhabi during his Middle East tour to explore business opportunities in the region. Moon arrived in the UAE on Saturd...
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Senior European politicians call for UN probe into 1988 Iran massacres

  • LONDON: Senior politicians from across the EU and UK on Monday urged the UN to open an investigation into the 1988 massacres of political prisoners by the Iranian regime. Speaking at an event hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and attended by Arab News, former heads of state...
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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

  • CAIRO/KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country’s capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again flooded th...
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Sudan to establish anti-terrorism force — Sovereign Council

  • Sudan’s Sovereign Council is to establish an anti-terrorism force to counter “potential threats,” it said in a statement on Monday. Huge crowds have regularly taken to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule since a military coup on Oct. 25 ended a power-sharing arrangement that began ...
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Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison

  • ISTANBUL: A Turkish court ruled Monday that prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala should stay in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention. The hearing took place as a Council of Europe deadline that could trigger infringement procedures ...
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India and Pakistan have so much to gain from cooperation

  • India and Pakistan have enormous social capital and economic potential to develop themselves and make their mark in South Asia and the world. Yet their perpetual conflict over Kashmir, which has led to wars, continues to keep them and the region mired in poverty and calamity. In 1998, this conf...
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World Bank favorably revises 2022 Saudi growth forecast to 4.9% on oil rebound

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s economy is set to grow by 4.9 percent this year due to a strong rebound in the oil sector which will induce stronger exports, the World Bank said in a report. In its Global Economic Prospects report, the international organization upwardly revised the expansion rate by ...
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