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Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

  • STOCKHOLM: To join or not to join? The NATO question is coming to a head this week in Finland and Sweden where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered the long-held belief that remaining outside the military alliance was the best way to avoid trouble with their giant neighbor. If Finland’s ...
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Saudi leaders condole with Egypt on victims of terrorist attack in Sinai

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the victims of a terrorist attack that took place east of the Suez Canal on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Tuesday. “As we share with you the pain of this ...
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Saudi ambassador to Yemen meets UN envoy in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen met with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg in Riyadh on Monday. During the meeting, Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber emphasized the Kingdom's support for UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen. The officials also di...
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Anti-Palestinian racism is widespread and must be tackled

  • One of the clearest imbalances in the debate surrounding Israel and Palestine is that, while the issue of anti-Jewish prejudice, anti-Semitism, gets full attention, anti-Palestinian racism is just ignored. Worse, it is not even acknowledged as an issue. You will barely find any references to th...
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Impact investing: An approach must for sustainable socioeconomic growth

  • Although traditional microfinancing initiatives play an important role in economic development, there is an even greater need to support businesses that have a multiplier effect on economic activity and create wealth that lifts people out of poverty and which meets ethical and religious obligat...
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GCC Sec-Gen reaffirms support for efforts aimed at enhancing security and stability in Yemen

  • RIYADH: The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council reaffirmed the bloc’s support for all efforts aimed at enhancing security and stability in Yemen on Monday. During a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg in Riyadh, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf also reaffirmed the GC...
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On surprise Odessa trip, EU’s Michel forced to take cover during strike

  • KYIV, Ukraine: European Council President Charles Michel, who made a surprise visit to Odessa on Monday, was forced to break off a meeting and take cover when missiles again struck the southern Ukrainian city, an EU official said. The strike took place as he held talks with Ukrainian Prime Min...
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Egypt In-Focus: Irrigation ministry working to improve water system; President Sisi to restructure Supreme Council of Tourism board

  • RIYADH: While Egypt is exposed to several challenges, it is taking a number of measures to improve the country’s infrastructure and economy. The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is still aiming to develop an enhanced water system. The president is seen reshuffling the Supreme Council ...
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El-Sisi instructs Egyptian Armed Forces to clear Sinai of terrorists following attack

  • CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi directed law enforcement to complete the cleansing of areas in Sinai of terrorist elements during a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, a day after an attack on a water pumping facility east of the Suez Canal. El-Sisi str...
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Iran says EU nuclear coordinator to visit this week

  • TEHRAN: The European Union’s coordinator for talks between Iran and world powers over restoring a 2015 nuclear deal will visit Tehran this week, Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday. “The agenda for talks (with Enrique Mora) in Tehran is nearly finalized,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khati...
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