Ramadan in Sudan: Iftar with the ‘flavor of revolution’

Ramadan in Sudan: Iftar with the ‘flavor of revolution’

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s mediation between the US and Iran amid current military tensions was on Friday credited for averting the “hell” of war.During the past few weeks the premier has been acting as a “postman” for Washington and Tehran, two of Abdul-Mahdi’s advisers told Arab News.However, Shiite leaders and the commanders of […]

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Sudan army rulers say talks with protesters to resume Sunday

Sudan army rulers say talks with protesters to resume Sunday

JEDDAH: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief said on Saturday continued instability in Libya could make it lose 95% of its oil production. “Unfortunately if the situation will continue like this I’m afraid that maybe 95% of production will be lost,” Mustafa Sanalla told reporters in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel gathering on Sunday […]

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Libya’s NOC chief says instability could lead to 95% oil production loss

Libya’s NOC chief says instability could lead to 95% oil production loss

JEDDAH: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief said on Saturday continued instability in Libya could make it lose 95% of its oil production. “Unfortunately if the situation will continue like this I’m afraid that maybe 95% of production will be lost,” Mustafa Sanalla told reporters in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel gathering on Sunday […]

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Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border

Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border

GAZA CITY, LONDON: Organizers canceled the main weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, for only the second time in more than a year.They said a large demonstration had already been held in Gaza on Wednesday to commemorate what Palestinians call the nakba, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or fled from […]

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Food for thought as shift workers forego Ramadan iftars with family

Food for thought as shift workers forego Ramadan iftars with family

CAIRO: While millions of Muslims gather at home to share Ramadan iftars, for thousands of shift workers breaking their fast is not so simple.For Hassan, head chef at one of Egypt’s famous Seekh Mashwi restaurants, working during the month of fasting is “a different kind of pleasure.”“Despite the fatigue and exhaustion during fasting hours, God […]

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Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

Author:  Bassem ABOUALABASS, Peter Gume Luis | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1558107183865991600 Fri, 2019-05-17 15:26 KHARTOUM: Hundreds of demonstrators worked to clear away bricks and debris Friday, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks which have paralysed parts of Khartoum be dismantled before talks on a new transitional body can resume. The ruling military council […]

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt call on Qatar to stop funding terror groups

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt call on Qatar to stop funding terror groups

JEDDAH:  As international pressure on Iran increases, its ally, Qatar, finds itself in a precarious situation. Should the situation escalate and Washington decides to take military action, there is a real risk that Doha could share sensitive US military intelligence with Tehran, experts warn. Doha has a history of running with the hare while hunting […]

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Palestinians plan Eurovision alternative | Arab News

Palestinians plan Eurovision alternative | Arab News

RAMALLAH: Israel hosts the Eurovision song contest this week and the thousands of visitors who come with it, but Palestinians are planning an alternative they hope draws attention to the country’s occupation. The alternative to Eurovision, called “Globalvision,” will be held on Saturday, the same day of the song contest’s finals in Tel Aviv. Pro-Palestinian […]

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Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

KHARTOUM: Sudanese protesters voiced regret Thursday at an army decision to suspend crucial talks on installing civilian rule but vowed to press on with a sit-in despite being targeted in fresh violence.Army generals and protest leaders had been expected to come to an agreement on Wednesday over the make-up of a new body to govern […]

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UN notified of ships targeted in UAE waters

UN notified of ships targeted in UAE waters

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1557972335833756700 Thu, 2019-05-16 05:03 WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Norway have notified the United Nations about the sabotage attack that targeted four commercial ships in the territorial waters of the UAE on May 12. In a written statement, the trio jointly said the attack “posed […]

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