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France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports competitions

  • PARIS: The French Senate has voted in favor of banning the wearing of headscarves in sports competitions, arguing that neutrality is a requirement on the field of play. The French upper legislative house voted late Tuesday in favor of amending a proposed law stipulating that the wearing “of co...
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Iran firefighters protest living conditions on deadly blaze anniversary

  • TEHRAN: Dozens of firefighters rallied in Tehran to protest their living conditions, local media reported on Wednesday, marking the fifth anniversary of a tower blaze that caused the death of many of their colleagues. Sixteen firefighters died when Plasco, the oldest high-rise in Iran’s capita...
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Minerals, metals mean massive opportunities for MENA

  • Electric vehicles, energy storage, wind power, solar PV, concentrated solar power, bioenergy, geothermal, expanded electricity grids, hydrogen, geothermal, bioenergy, and carbon capture and sequestration will need a huge amount of minerals and metals as the energy transition plays out. Using ...
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Japanese, German envoys meet Shoura Council parliamentary friendship committees, review bilateral ties

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Shoura Council’s joint Saudi-Japanese and Saudi-German parliamentary friendship committees held separate meetings with the ambassadors of Japan and Germany in Riyadh recently, discussing ways to strengthen bilateral ties, especially at the parliamentary level. Headed by...
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International Cricket Council names Babar Azam captain of Men’s T20I Team of the Year

  • ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday selected Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, as the skipper of its Men’s World T20I Team of the Year along with left-arm quickie Shaheen Shah Afridi and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan. The ICC put together a list of c...
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Taliban arrest fighter who shot dead Hazara woman at checkpoint

  • KABUL: A Taliban fighter has been arrested for shooting dead a Hazara woman at a checkpoint in the Afghan capital as she returned from a wedding, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday. The killing of Zainab Abdullahi, 25, has horrified women, who face increasing restrictions since the Talib...
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South Korea, GCC discuss potential partnerships

  • DUBAI: South Korean President Moon Jae-in met on Wednesday with Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Nayef Al Hajraf to discuss potential partnerships between both sides.  Both men “stressed the importance of strengthening the close partnership between the Gulf Cooperation Council ...
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South Korea, GCC expect free trade deal within 6 months as negotiations resume

  • DUBAI: South Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council agreed on Wednesday to resume free trade, with an agreement expected to be reached within six months from the date of the first round of negotiations. During a meeting between South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon Sun...
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Former world number one Victoria Azarenka wants no-jab, no-play rule in women’s tennis

  • MELBOURNE: Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka threw her support Wednesday behind a vaccine mandate on the women’s tour, as tennis wrestles with the fall-out of the saga surrounding unvaccinated Novak Djokovic. The veteran Azarenka is a long-time member of the powerful WTA Players’ ...
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Oil highest since 2014 as Turkey outage adds to tight supply outlook

  • SINGAPORE:  Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday as an outage on a pipeline from Iraq to Turkey increased concerns about an already tight supply outlook amid worrisome geopolitical troubles in Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Brent crude futures rose 87 cents, or 1 percent,...
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