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The geopolitics of hydrogen is bringing Saudi Arabia and the GCC closer to Europe

  • It is becoming clear for those who follow Saudi Arabia’s economic reform, that the Kingdom has grand plans to become the top supplier of hydrogen in the region and the world. This is driven by Saudi Arabia’s quest to diversify its export, build a new renewable industry, lower its carbon footp...
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UN monitoring of Yemen ports for war activity hampered by Houthis, top official says

  • NEW YORK: The head of the UN mission at Hodeidah in Yemen, which is monitoring the ceasefire there, has called for its mandate to be extended. Maj. Gen. Michael Beary emphasized the strategic and humanitarian significance of the coastal city to the future of Yemen, and said there is no “easy ...
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Saudi Shoura council, EU parliament discuss prospects for cooperation

  • RIYADH: The Shoura Council held the 15th parliamentary meeting between Saudi Arabia and the EU on Thursday, discussing opportunities to enhance ties and strengthen prospects for close cooperation. The council’s Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee with the European Parliament, headed by C...
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How Syria’s Bab Al-Hawa aid corridor became hostage in a geopolitical game

  • NEW YORK CITY: The four million people in northwest Syria who rely on international aid to survive are unsure whether there will be bread on their tables after July 10. That is when an increasingly fragile UN cross-border mechanism for delivering aid to Syria is set to expire. Its renewal is ...
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Malaysian tourism faces labor crunch as Singapore travel takes off

  • SINGAPORE: Malaysia, which has long been among the top vacation choices for Singaporeans, is struggling to deal with an influx of visitors from its neighbor following the lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions. Singapore and Malaysia share one of the world’s busiest land borders, but trave...
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Hariri killers sentenced to life imprisonment

  • LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands: A UN-backed court sentenced two Hezbollah members in their absence to life imprisonment on Thursday for a huge Beirut bombing in 2005 that killed Lebanon’s ex-Premier Rafik Hariri. Habib Merhi and Hussein Oneissi were found guilty on appeal in March by the...
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UAE EPC firm NMDC, AD Ports form JV to offer offshore surveys and subsea services

  • DUBAI: UAE’s National Marine Dredging Group and AD Ports Group have entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture company that will conduct offshore surveys and subsea services in the region.  Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services, as the new joint venture is to be called, will pro...
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Kremlin says Western arms ‘useless’ as Europe leaders visit Kyiv

  • MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday warned against new Western weapons supplies to Ukraine as French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv. “I would like to hope that the leaders of these three states and the President of R...
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Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq orders a cabinet reshuffle

  • DUBAI: Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has ordered a cabinet reshuffle, various media reports say. The Omani ruler issued a royal decree appointing Salim Al-Awfi as minister of energy and minerals, replacing long-time minister Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Rumhi; Dr. Mohammed Al-Maamari as minister o...
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Yemen journalist burned to death in Aden IED blast

  • AL-MUKALLA, Yemen: A Yemeni journalist burned to death when an IED explosion ripped through his car in the southern city of Aden, the country’s interim capital and seat of the Presidential Leadership Council, security officials and media reports said. A local security official told Arab ...
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