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Greece begins moving migrants to new ‘closed’ camp

  • SAMOS, Greece: Greece on Monday began moving asylum seekers to the first of several new EU-funded “closed” camps on its islands, despite activists complaining that controls on access are too harsh. A double barbed-wire fence surrounds the camp on Samos island, a facility for 3,000 people that ...
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Bayan Galal: First Arab president of Yale student government, Ivy League

  • Bayan Galal said that she won the election to become the first Arab to serve as president of Yale’s student government by addressing important issues such as health and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), not by shying away from her Arab and Muslim identity. The 19-year-old was elected as pre...
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Cinema chain AMC confirms plan to accept cryptocurrencies: Market wrap

  • RIYADH: AMC Entertainment, the world's most popular film exhibition company, has announced its plan to accept cryptocurrencies in its 950 theaters by the end of the year. AMC CEO Adam Aron tweeted Wednesday: “Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know AMC has announced that we will acce...
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Arab American George wins run-off spot for Boston mayor

  • CHICAGO: Annissa Essaibi George, the only Tunisian American to hold public office in the US as a member of Boston’s City Council, won enough votes Tuesday night to qualify for a run-off election for mayor on Nov. 2. Boston has elected only men to the powerful city executive office since 1630,...
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Bitcoin predicted to hit $500,000 in five years

  • RIYADH: Bitcoin traded higher on Wednesday rising by 2.88 percent to $47,731.21 at 5:37 p.m. Riyadh time while Ether traded at $3,428.65, up 2.95 percent, according to data from CoinDesk. Despite ups and downs, financial gurus and analysts predict a bright future for the cryptocurre...
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Israeli officials expose peace-seeking rhetoric as fake

  • A year after the Abraham Accords were signed, Israel has completely turned its back on peace with the Palestinians, making one wonder if it is truly capable of embracing genuine peace. Or is Tel Aviv merely using talk of peace as a means of getting what it wants? Israeli Defense Minister Benn...
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Incoming UNGA president outlines ‘5 rays of hope’ for year ahead

  • NEW YORK: The incoming president of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday said tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, uplifting the lives of women globally and combating climate change will be among the primary objectives of his presidency. Abdulla Shahid, former foreign minister of the Maldives, outlin...
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SAIB’s free-float rises by 10% after sale of treasury shares

  • RIYADH: The number of shares of the Saudi Investment Bank trading on the open market has increased by 10 percent, or 74.99 million shares, Al-Arabiya TV reported, quoting CEO of Alistithmar Capital Khaled Al-Rayes. The shares were purchased by various entities that led to an increase in ...
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Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

  • LONDON: Facebook Inc. launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles. The glasses, which were created in partnership with Ray-Ban maker Essilor Luxottica, allow wearers to listen to music, take calls or capture photos and sho...
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US ‘must acknowledge post-9/11 backlash against Arabs’: Legal expert

  • As Americans remember the almost 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, they must also acknowledge the assaults on Arabs and the killing of others who “looked” Middle Eastern as part of a backlash in the weeks afterwards, officials of the nation’s largest anti-discrim...
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