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Aid organizations urge Yemen parties to renew truce

  • AL-MUKALLA: Thirty organizations operating in conflict-torn Yemen on Monday urged warring parties in the country to extend the truce, which expires on Tuesday. Local and international aid organizations, including Oxfam, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and others, wrote a join...
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Iraq caught in the middle of Turkey-Iran rivalry

  • The artillery shelling of Zakho, a mountain tourist resort in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Dohuk, on July 20, which killed or injured dozens of innocent civilians, raised questions about the significance of the timing and the parties responsible. There are also many questions about the object...
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Far right well placed to exploit Europe’s crises

  • Two things in the last few days merit a closer look — a reminder to check up on the progress of the far right in Europe. In Italy, the third-largest economy of the eurozone, the fascist Brothers of Italy party has taken the lead in the polls ahead of next month’s snap election. Meanwhile, Hunga...
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Arab League makes food security priority amid global crisis

  • CAIRO: Arab countries must become self-sufficient in order to achieve food security, a leading Arab League official has claimed. According to the UN World Food Program, the ripple effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had resulted in rising food, fuel, and fertilizer prices, causing a global...
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Arab League calls for strengthening boycott of Israel

  • CAIRO: The Arab League’s assistant secretary-general has called for the strengthening of the Arab boycott of Israel as an effective tool to confront the Israeli occupation. Saeed Abu Ali made his comments at a meeting with Arab delegates at the organization’s general secretariat in Cairo. “...
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GCC stock markets rebound in July on strong earnings and global recovery

  • RIYADH: Gulf Cooperation Council indexes recovered during July on the back of strong earnings and global recovery, reversing two consecutive months of decline. The MSCI GCC index hit a six-month high of 6.1 percent in July, broadly in line with global equity markets, according to data by Kamc...
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Myanmar junta says instability, COVID-19 hindered progress on ASEAN peace plan 

  • YANGON: Myanmar’s military chief, Min Aung Hlaing, on Monday blamed instability and the COVID-19 pandemic for stalling efforts to implement a peace plan agreed with other Southeast Asian countries, and pledged to hold new elections next year.  Myanmar has been in chaos since the junta se...
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Arab League calls for strengthened boycott of Israel

  • CAIRO: The Arab League’s assistant secretary-general has called for the strengthening of the Arab boycott of Israel as an effective tool to confront the Israeli occupation. Saeed Abu Ali made his comments at a meeting with Arab delegates at the organization’s general secretariat in Cairo. “...
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Pakistan says will meet criteria by January 2024 for local doctors to work in US

  • KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), a statutory regulatory authority that maintains official register of medical practitioners, on Monday said the South Asian country would be able to meet the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) criteria by January 2024, which would otherw...
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After viral video of dog's torture, prevention of animal abuse in spotlight in Saudi Arabia 

  • DUBAI: Animal-welfare issues in Saudi Arabia have once again been brought to the fore after a video of a group of young men appearing to torture a dog by igniting a firecracker inside its rectum went viral on social media, prompting calls to punish the offenders. A hashtag, which translates f...
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