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FIFA officially advances World Cup start by a day to Nov. 20

  • DOHA: FIFA on Thursday officially brought forward the opening match of this year’s World Cup by one day to Nov. 20 in a rare change so that hosts Qatar feature in the gala game. Football’s top officials universally approved the decision, FIFA said in a statement while Qatar said it would give...
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Assassins Creed: Why the plot to kill John Bolton is in the DNA of the Iranian regime

  • QAMISHLI, Syria/JEDDAH: For the past year, unbeknown to the citizens of Washington D.C., an assassin had allegedly been stalking the streets of the US capital searching for a prime target: A former high-ranking American official whose killing would shake the world and serve as a symbol of ...
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US envoy to Yemen visiting Saudi Arabia, other Gulf nations, amid Houthi escalation in Shabwa

  • LONDON: The US special envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, began a tour of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman on Thursday, and members of his team have traveled to Jordan, as part of intense diplomatic efforts to extend an UN-mediated truce in Yemen and bolster peace efforts, the State Department said...
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Iran’s difficulties increase after a year of Raisi’s presidency

  • Hard-line Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was sworn into office in early August last year after the Guardian Council disqualified many candidates from standing in the preceding presidential election in order to secure his victory. After a year in office, it has become evident that Raisi is mo...
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UN chief urges demilitarized zone around Ukraine nuclear power plant

  • LONDON: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for military activity around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power complex to end as Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other for a renewed shelling ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on the situation. Russia seized Europe’s largest nuclear powe...
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All you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s new social media influencer permit

  • LONDON: As more Saudis connect through their social media profiles and even begin to profit from these platforms, the Kingdom has launched a new licensing system to properly monitor the influencer industry. From early October, every Saudi and non-Saudi content creator in the Kingdom who e...
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Ethiopia starts power generation from second turbine at mega-dam

  • RIYADH: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kickstarted electricity production from the second turbine at its controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile on Thursday, despite continuing objections by Egypt and Sudan over the project, according to AFP. Abiy also confirmed that a third filling of t...
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SAMA launches point-of-sale service between Saudi Arabia and Qatar 

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA, has launched a point-of-sale service between the national payment network Mada and the Qatari national network NAPS, starting from Aug. 1. The step comes following the success of the pilot technical tests between the two networks, according ...
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Crisis and disaster management center inaugurated in Najran

  • RIYADH: Najran Governor Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz inaugurated on Tuesday a new crisis and disaster management center in Najran after approval from the Political and Security Affairs Council. The aim is to establish centers in all regions of the Kingdom. Prince Jalawi stressed that directi...
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Egypt warns of cracks in Ethiopian dam

  • CAIRO: In a letter to the UN Security Council, Egypt has warned of cracks in the concrete facade of the sub-dam linked to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Cairo said this is particularly alarming due to Ethiopia’s failure to comply with its duty to conduct the required environmental and s...
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