Expo 2020 Dubai ready for the world with star-studded launch show

  • DUBAI: After a year’s delay Expo 2020 Dubai finally opens its doors tonight with a star-studded ceremony held before an audience of 3,000 people. The opening ceremony will feature top acts including world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli; Grammy-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning actress, singer and ...
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Expo 2020 Dubai ready for the world with star-studded launch show

  • DUBAI: After a year’s delay Expo 2020 Dubai finally opens its doors tonight with a star-studded ceremony held before an audience of 3,000 people. The opening ceremony will feature top acts including world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli; Grammy-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning actress, singer and ...
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Fake news war: In Libya, battles also rage on social media

  • TRIPOLI: On Libya’s front lines, fighters often hold a gun in one hand and a smartphone in the other, using their cameras in the propaganda war. Since eastern commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital Tripoli, most Libyans have watched the fighting on social media. ...
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Families across Pakistan ecstatic over Saudi’s decision to release prisoners

  • PESHAWAR, KARACHI, and DUBAI: A directive issued by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday has brought back a ray of hope in the lives of a daughter, an ailing father, a husband, and 2,104 other families across Pakistan. Several said they were overjoyed at the prospect of seeing the...
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Families seek justice for Sudan’s slain anti-Bashir coup plotters

  • KHARTOUM/CAIRO: After decades of searching for their loved ones’ remains, the families of slain Sudanese officers who attempted a coup against strongman Omar Bashir are demanding the killers be held accountable. Since the 1990 attempt, they have endured intimidation, arrests and beatings — bu...
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Family demands justice over Egyptian student’s death in England

  • LONDON/CAIRO: The family of an Egyptian student, who was beaten to death by a gang in the UK, told Arab News they want justice for her death, which has sparked outrage in Cairo....
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Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios

  • DAMASCUS: On a long-disused film set outside Damascus featuring mud houses, palm trees, alleyways and camels, actors in flowing robes are making a television series that the producers say is part of a gradual revival of their industry. Like most other sectors of the economy in Syria, the film ...
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Former US envoy Gerald Feierstein says original Saudi strategy in Yemen was right to end Houthi assaults

  • Houthi violence and backing from Iran has shown US President Joe Biden that the original Saudi strategy to force the Houthis to end their military assaults is the only way to end the crisis in Yemen, the former ambassador to the Gulf country said on Wednesday.   Biden had called for th...
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Gangs, smugglers, poison? Iraq’s dead fish kick up stink

  • AL-DELMAJ MARSHES, Iraq: Poisoned water, illegal dams and even armed clashes: these days, fishing for precious barbels in Iraq’s majestic river marshes involves navigating precarious waters. For centuries, civilizations in southern Iraq have made a living from farming and fishing the whiskered...
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Gaza health facilities face closure due to fuel shortage

  • GAZA: Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza’s hospitals and sanitation services operating will run out within 10 days, the United Nations said on Tuesday in an appeal for immediate donor support....
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