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UAE forces arrive in Saudi Arabia to take part in GCC security exercise

  • RIYADH: Members of the UAE’s security forces arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ahead of a joint tactical exercise with security agencies from the other Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Arab Gulf Security 3 will take place this month in Dammam in the Eastern Province, the Saudi Defens...
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European archaeologists back in Iraq after years of war

  • NASIRIYAH, Iraq: After war and insurgency kept them away from Iraq for decades, European archaeologists are making an enthusiastic return in search of millennia-old cultural treasures. “Come and see!” shouted an overjoyed French researcher recently at a desert dig in Larsa, southern Iraq...
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UN green light for aid to Idlib puts miseries of Syria’s war into stark relief

  • WASHINGTON D.C.:  Airstrikes targeting civilian infrastructure in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib in Syria have become so common in recent months, they have ceased to be considered news by many Western media outlets, human-rights campaigners say. According to Syrian Civil Defense, the re...
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Iranian weapons shipments prolonging the war in Yemen, US envoy says

  • NEW YORK: The Houthi offensive in Marib is fueled by “the illegal flow of weapons” to the group from Iran, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Wednesday. She told fellow members of the Security Council that “while we encourage peace, we must not be afraid to call out...
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OIC summit, Saudi Arabia helped connect Afghanistan to world: Taliban envoy

  • ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s envoy to Pakistan has praised the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for working to connect the country to the outside world and lauded Saudi Arabia for its crucial humanitarian assistance. Afghanistan has been facing a looming humanitarian disaster since the Taliban...
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Iran loses vote at UN over unpaid dues

  • UNITED NATIONS, United States: Eight countries that include Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. A total of 11 countries are behind in their payments, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday in a letter to the General Ass...
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GCC ambassadors, US envoy to Iran stress concern for Iranian nuclear program

  • LONDON: Gulf ambassadors met with US envoy to Iran Robert Malley on Wednesday where they reiterated security concerns regarding the Iranian nuclear program. Ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and permanent representatives to international organizations in Vienna met Malley on t...
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Coalition in Yemen welcomes UN decision to inspect Hodeidah

  • RIYADH: The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Wednesday welcomed the UN’s move to inspect the ports of Hodeidah to ensure that they are not used militarily, Saudi state TV reported. On Tuesday, the UN Mission to Support the Hodeida Agreement demanded the inspection of the three ports...
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Who’s Who: Dr. Amr Al-Amri, deputy CEO of Aseer Development Authority

  • Dr. Amr Al-Amri has been deputy CEO and acting CEO of Aseer Development Authority since June 2020, where he has contributed to the digitization and institutional establishment of the authority, and the launch of the Aseer strategy. Prior to that, he served as general manager of the civil sect...
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UN envoy to Yemen: Militarization of Hodeidah ports worrying

  • NEW YORK: The UN envoy to Yemen expressed concern at the Houthi militia’s militarization of ports in Hodeidah on Wednesday. “The accusations of the militarization of the ports of Hodeidah are worrying and the threats of attacking them are equally disturbing given that these ports are a lifeli...
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