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Afghan tradition allows girls to access the freedom of boys

  • KABUL, Afghanistan: In a Kabul neighborhood, a gaggle of boys kick a yellow ball around a dusty playground, their boisterous cries echoing off the surrounding apartment buildings. Dressed in sweaters and jeans or the traditional Afghan male clothing of baggy pants and long shirt, none stand ou...
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Lebanese government apologizes for mistaking Kuwait’s flag for UAE

  • The Lebanese government apologized on Thursday for mistaking the Kuwaiti flag for that of the UAE during the opening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Hospital Center for treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the capital Beirut. The apology, posted on the official Twitter page of the Leba...
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Qatari, Omani, Kuwaiti and Bahraini forces arrive in Saudi Arabia for GCC security exercise

  • RIYADH: Security forces from Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to take part in a joint tactical exercise of Gulf Cooperation Council member states. First to arrive was a contingent from the Royal Oman Police, commanded by Colonel Salim Mubarak Al Abrawi. Th...
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Saudi and Jordanian naval forces conclude 5-day joint military exercise

  • RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Naval Forces concluded a joint maritime exercise with their counterparts from the Jordanian Armed Forces, the Saudi Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.  Safe Beach 5, which began on Sunday, took place in the Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Fleet. Maj. Gen. Ali bin Saeed ...
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Syrian war criminals will face justice ‘sooner or later, at home or abroad’

  • NEW YORK: “This conviction has put state authorities on notice: no matter where you are or how senior you may be, if you perpetrate torture or other serious human rights violations you will be held accountable, sooner or later, at home or abroad.” The warning came from Michelle Bachelet, the ...
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Who’s Who: Abdulaziz A. Alsheikh, co-founder and managing director of Spectropharma

  • Abdulaziz A. Alsheikh has been co-founder and managing director of Spectropharma,  a Saudi company established to research, manufacture and market pharmaceutical and biosimilar products, since May 2021. Spectropharma is in the process of developing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facili...
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US reiterates concern over Houthi detention of Yemeni staff

  • LONDON: The US reiterated on Thursday its concern over the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s continued obstruction of the peace process in Yemen and harassment American and UN-employed local Yemeni staff. “If they are serious about peace and upholding international norms, they will release our coll...
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US threatens action if Somalia misses new election deadline

  • WASHINGTON: The US has brandished the threat of sanctions if troubled Somalia misses its latest deadline for elections. Somali leaders on Sunday announced that elections that were due to be concluded last year will take place by Feb. 25. “Somalia’s elections are more than a year behind...
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Diplomacy not enough when dealing with Iran

  • The prevailing approach of the Biden administration toward the Iranian regime, which appears to be solely anchored in diplomacy, is doomed to fail. The White House believes that the Trump administration’s maximum pressure policy on Iran was ineffective. As a result, President Joe Biden has com...
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues a number of royal decrees

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. Dr. Munir bin Mahmoud El-Desouki has been appointed as president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Saleh bin Ali Al-Qahtani has been appointed as chairman of the bo...
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