Oman’s ruler back home after medical checkup in Belgium

Oman’s ruler back home after medical checkup in Belgium

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1576248639141534200 Fri, 2019-12-13 13:12 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Oman’s 79-year-old ruler has returned to his sultanate after traveling to Belgium for a medical checkup, the sultanate’s state-run news agency reported Friday. Sultan Qaboos bin Said left “for some medical checks that will take a limited period, God willing,” the […]

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Mideast faces opioid crisis as it rages through developing world

Mideast faces opioid crisis as it rages through developing world

WASHINGING: The rise and consolidation of the Turkish-Qatari alliance poses “a growing threat” to the interests of the United States and the Middle East, a US think tank said in a report on Thursday. The governments of Qatar and Turkey work together to “shelter terror financiers, promote hateful ideology, and prop up violent extremist groups” throughout […]

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A project helps Syrian entrepreneurs in four countries escape the shadow of war

A project helps Syrian entrepreneurs in four countries escape the shadow of war

CAIRO: The Startup Roadshow was founded in 2018 to help Syrian refugees and expats in four different countries: Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, and Jordan. It was established when Spark, a Dutch organization supporting youth projects all over the world, reached out to Jusoor. “We have been running our entrepreneurship program for five years, and we’ve been […]

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Iraqi politician slams protestors, calls them ‘monkeys’

Iraqi politician slams protestors, calls them ‘monkeys’

article author:  Arab News Thu, 2019-12-12 15:22 DUBAI: Former Iraqi member of parliament and prominent politician Izzat Al-Shabander slammed protestors and referred to them as “monkeys” after his name was included in a banner raised by demonstrators in Tahrir Square. The banner included other politicians who were considered potential candidates for the post of prime […]

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Algeria holds presidential election as thousands demonstrate against vote

Algeria holds presidential election as thousands demonstrate against vote

ANKARA: Turkey on Thursday sent its accord with Libya on a maritime boundary between the two countries to the United Nations for approval, a Turkish diplomatic source said, despite objections from Greece that the agreement violates international law. Two weeks ago, Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey signed the maritime delimitation agreement, in a move […]

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Water-scarce Gulf states bank on desalination, at a cost

Water-scarce Gulf states bank on desalination, at a cost

DUBAI: The date palm, which was recognized by UNESCO on Wednesday, has for centuries played an important role in the establishment and growth of civilizations in the hot and dry regions of the Arab world.Now date palm-related knowledge, traditions and practices have been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.The tree, whose […]

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Egypt urges decisive action against states backing ‘terror’

Egypt urges decisive action against states backing ‘terror’

Israel parliament moves for third election as talks falter On Wednesday morning the Israeli parliament passed 50-0 a preliminary reading of a bill immediately dissolving parliament and setting a new election for March 2 New elections would add to the political challenges facing Benjamin Netanyahu Updated 11 December 2019 AFP December 11, 2019 10:52 JERUSALEM: […]

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Rouhani: Iran will bypass US sanctions or overcome them through talks

Rouhani: Iran will bypass US sanctions or overcome them through talks

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible US sanctions against his country, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.Mevlut Cavusoglu comments came amid reports that US lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also includes calls to sanction Turkey […]

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SALT conference: Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘promoting US engagement’ in the Middle East

SALT conference: Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘promoting US engagement’ in the Middle East

ABU DHABI: The transformations taking place in Saudi Arabia and the model adopted by the UAE will be crucial to moving US-Arab relations forward. This was one of the many insights offered by Norman T. Roule, chief executive officer at Pharos Strategic Consulting LLC, a GCC- and Iran-focused company, during a panel discussion at the […]

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Lebanon not expecting new aid pledges at Paris meeting

Lebanon not expecting new aid pledges at Paris meeting

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1575986052164420700 Tue, 2019-12-10 13:28 BEIRUT/PARIS: Lebanon does not expect new aid pledges at conference which France is hosting on Wednesday to press for the quick formation of a new government that can tackle an acute financial crisis. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Lebanon to create a new […]

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