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Indonesia to focus Afghan aid on women’s empowerment

  • JAKARTA: The Indonesian government pledged on Thursday to focus on women’s empowerment and education in Afghanistan, as part of its aid commitment made during last month’s extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Afghanistan’s fragile economy has been on the brink of ...
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Pakistan starts new year with diplomatic push with Arab nations

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's foreign office listed a number of diplomatic engagements with Arab countries since the beginning of the year in its weekly media briefing on Thursday. The country has always enjoyed close defense, diplomatic and economic relations with Middle Eastern nations, though ...
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First Sudan security death as coup opponents keep up protests

  • KHARTOUM: Sudanese anti-coup protesters stabbed to death a police general on Thursday, authorities said, as thousands who kept up rallies against an October military coup faced tear gas. Brig. Gen. Ali Bareema Hamad, “fell martyr while doing his duties and securing protests” in the capita...
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Coalition says over 360 Houthis killed in strikes on Marib, Al-Bayda

  • RIYADH: More than 360 Houthis have been killed in various operations in Yemen, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said on Thursday. In oil-rich Marib province, more than 220 Houthi fighters were killed and 18 military vehicles destroyed in operations over the last 24 hours. The co...
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Passing of a player of grace is a reminder of Scottish cricket’s progress in recent decades

  • In my years of playing cricket, genuine characters were never far from sight — or out of earshot. No doubt this is true of many sports, but the nature of cricket and the length of time that participants are together, perhaps attracts people of a certain disposition. Last week, I learned of the ...
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‘Terrified’ British Council teachers still in hiding in Afghanistan 

  • LONDON: Dozens of Afghans who worked for the British Council as teachers in Afghanistan’s Helmand province are still in hiding and remain “terrified of reprisals.” Roughly 100 ex-British Council staff are still in Afghanistan, and have so far been denied the right to come to Britain, the BBC ...
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Arab Men’s Fashion Week returns to Dubai with live shows

  • DUBAI: It has been announced that the third edition of Arab Men’s Fashion Week will be held from January 28-30 in the creative hub of Dubai Design District (d3). Powered by the Arab Fashion Council and d3, Arab Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2023 is scheduled to take place in-person, as opposed to t...
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German court: Syrian man guilty of crimes against humanity

  • KOBLENZ, Germany: A German court has convicted a former Syrian secret police officer of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago. The verdict Thursday in the landmark trial has been keenly anticipated by Syrians who suffered abuse or lo...
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Pakistan condemns hijacking of UAE-flagged vessel by Yemen’s Houthis 

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday condemned the hijacking of a United Arab Emirates-flagged vessel by the Houthi militia in Yemen, the Pakistani foreign office said. The UAE-flagged ship, Rwabee, was hijacked off the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah by armed Houthis on January 2, the Arab coalition...
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Islamabad OIC summit helped connect Afghanistan to the world — Taliban envoy

  • ISLAMABAD: A recent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference in Islamabad helped connect Afghanistan to the outside world, Afghanistan’s acting envoy to Pakistan said this week, welcoming humanitarian assistance that followed the summit, especially from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. T...
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