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Surgeons in Abu Dhabi perform breakthrough surgery on Colombian fetus with spina bifida

  • DUBAI: The number of reported cases of spina bifida in the Gulf region and around the world is on the increase, but many doctors believe this is due to increased awareness and better diagnostic methods, rather than a spike in the condition. Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when bone...
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London court orders UK-registered firm to pay nearly $1m to Beirut blast victims

  • BEIRUT: A London court has ordered a British-registered company to pay more than 800,000 pounds ($1 million) in damages to victims of the 2020 blast at Beirut’s port, a lawyers group in Lebanon said on Monday, in the first such verdict over the explosion. More than 220 people were killed in th...
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Heritage hotel in Bethlehem ‘a challenging project’ for Chilean businesswoman

  • RAMALLAH: Chilean businesswoman Elizabeth Kassis has turned her ancestral home in Bethlehem’s Old City into a heritage hotel nearly 80 years after her father emigrated to Chile. The Kassis Kassa Hotel is the Old City’s first heritage hotel, reflecting both the city’s traditional architecture ...
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Egypt church quashes rumors about Pope Tawadros’ health

  • CAIRO: Several social media posts have surfaced expressing concern over the health of Egypt’s Coptic Pope Tawadros after he showed signs of tiredness during the last Easter sermon at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in the New Administrative Capital in Cairo. He is the 118th pope of Al...
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Children evacuated from orphanage where dozens died in Sudan’s capital

  • CAIRO: About 300 children have been evacuated from an orphanage in Sudan’s capital Khartoum where dozens of orphans were found last month to have died since mid-April due to nearby fighting between rival military factions. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which facilitated ...
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UNRWA chief warns agency will run out of funds within months unless donors step up

  • NEW YORK: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is going through a “massive” financial crisis that threatens its very existence, the agency’s chief has warned. Philippe Lazzarini said that UNRWA’s ability to “muddle through is slowly but surely com...
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Libya watchers see signs of progress toward reconciliation

  • TRIPOLI: Oil-rich but war-scarred Libya has for years been ruled by two rival governments, but now some analysts see faint signs of progress toward reconciliation between them. They point to discord within one of the camps, based in the east and backed by military strongman Khalifa Haftar, whe...
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How two pro-Israel analysts responded to YouGov’s poll of Palestinians for Arab News

  • CHICAGO: Two pro-Israel thought leaders, on the political left and right, have offered their takes on the results of a recent YouGov poll for Arab News, which explored Palestinian attitudes on a range of subjects, from the Abraham Accords to who could be an “honest broker,” referring to th...
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Humanitarian workers in Sudan share harrowing story fleeing war-torn nation

  • CHICAGO: The American director of a major humanitarian aid organization and a Sudanese doctor working to provide medical care in the African country have shared their personal experiences navigating bullets and bombs as they fled the violence in Sudan last month. Preferring anonymity, the wom...
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UN calls on Yemen to take advantage of Saudi-Iranian deal and choose peace

  • NEW YORK: The UN special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday welcomed the recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to resume diplomatic ties, and said the region is witnessing a “step change in the scope and depth” of talks to end the long-running Yemeni conflict. In a Security Council meeting...
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