Tired of power cuts, blockaded Gaza turns to solar power

  • GAZA CITY: Palestinians living in the Israeli-blockaded enclave of Gaza have long endured an unstable and costly electricity supply, so Yasser Al-Hajj found a different way: Solar power. Looking at the rows of photovoltaic panels at his beachfront fish farm and seafood restaurant, The Sailor,...
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Pink Caravan takes to the road for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • SHARJAH: The Friends of Cancer Patients charity will deliver its Pink Caravan initiative across the UAE in October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Emirates News Agency reported. Pink Caravan is a UAE-based scheme that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of screening for breast c...
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Fighting erupts in Yemen as Houthis refuse to renew UN-brokered truce

  • AL-MUKALLA: Heavy fighting between government troops and Iran-backed Houthis broke out across Yemen at the weekend after the militia refused to renew a UN-brokered truce that expired on Sunday, sources said. The fiercest battles took place outside the central city of Marib and in Al-Fakher ar...
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Egyptian Presidential Pardon Committee releases 50 pretrial detainees

  • CAIRO: Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee has announced the release of 50 pretrial detainees. The committee said that it had completed its procedures in coordination with the relevant agencies to release a new batch of detainees who are not involved in violence and do not belong to terroris...
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Lebanon to submit final remarks over Israeli maritime border after US mediation

  • BEIRUT: Lebanese officials are presenting a united front in mediations with the US over the country’s maritime border with Israel, with President Michael Aoun saying on Monday that Lebanon would submit its final remarks within days. However, in order to avoid fears of normalization with Israe...
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Iran supreme leader blames US, Israel for Mahsa Amini protests

  • PARIS: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday accused arch-foes the United States and Israel of fomenting the wave of nationwide unrest sparked by outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini. “I say clearly that these riots and the insecurity were engineered by America and the occupy...
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Swedish royal family to visit Jordan

  • AMMAN: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are to visit Jordan from Nov. 15 to 17 on the invitation of King Abdullah II, the Jordan News Agency reported. The royal couple will be accompanied by a Swedish government delegation as well as private-sector representatives. The visit ...
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500 Arab influencers, creatives attend City Talk forum in Jordan

  • AMMAN: A new forum dedicated to the influencer marketing industry and content development got underway in Jordan on Monday, Jordan News Agency reported. The three-day City Talk event, which is being held on the shores of the Dead Sea, attracted more than 500 Arab social media influencers, con...
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USAID offers $22 million to WFP in Jordan

  • AMMAN: The US Agency for International Development has offered the World Food Programme in Jordan $22 million in assistance toward the country’s response plan to the Syrian refugee crisis, Jordan News Agency reported. According to a statement issued by USAID on Sunday, the new funding will al...
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Palestinian activists turn to TikTok amid Israeli anger over ‘propaganda videos’

  • RAMALLAH: Palestinian activists are turning to TikTok to rally against activities by Israel, which accused the social media platform of igniting the security situation in the Middle East in recent weeks. Israel had successfully pushed Meta to block thousands of Palestinian accounts and conten...
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