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 2021-03-09 03:45 

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Malaysia allows rights groups to challenge deportation of Myanmar nationals: Lawyer...

A Malaysian court on Tuesday granted Amnesty International and Asylum Access the right to challenge the deportation of more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals to...

 2021-03-09 03:37 

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Australia PM says COVID-19 vaccination drive on track to meet targets...

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he remained optimistic the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive would finish on time by October despite...

 2021-03-09 02:35 

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US says visa applicants rejected due to Trump's 'Muslim ban' can reapply...

Most US visa applicants who were denied because of former President Donald Trump's travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries can seek...

 2021-03-09 02:17 

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Biden names two women generals to lead US military commands...

President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nomination of two women to lead US military commands, who will be only the second and third women to hold such...

 2021-03-09 01:33 

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Saudi King approves support package for Hajj, Umrah companies impacted by COVID-19...

Saudi King Salman has approved an aid package for Hajj and Umrah companies that have been financially impacted by the suspension pilgrimages due to the...

 2021-03-08 22:45 

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Biden grants temporary protected status to Venezuelans in US: Officials...

The Biden administration is granting temporary protected status to Venezuelan migrants living in the US and is also working to coordinate international...

 2021-03-08 22:16 

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US military denies reports of attack on Iraq's Al-Asad airbase...

The US military Monday played down reports of an attack on an Iraqi airbase hosting troops.Reports circulated that the Al-Asad airbase, which has been...

 2021-03-08 22:13 

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US vice president Kamala Harris to make UN debut at gender equality meeting...

Kamala Harris is due to make her United Nations debut as US vice president next week when she addresses an annual United Nations meeting on the promotion...

 2021-03-08 21:08 

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White House says it's aware of Russia disinformation related to COVID-19 vaccines...

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Joe Biden's administration was monitoring efforts tied to Russia's intelligence services...

 2021-03-08 20:53 

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US Treasury Secretary says COVID-19 has 'extremely unfair' impact on women...

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an "extremely unfair" impact on the income and economic opportunities of women, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on...

 2021-03-08 20:12 

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Qatari delegation in Egypt reviews AlUla Declaration, restore ties in stages...

A delegation of officials from Qatar is currently visiting Egypt to review the implementation of new provisions under the AlUla Declaration and will work...

 2021-03-08 18:22 

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Saudi Crown Prince receives Jordan's King, Bahrain Crown Prince, Malaysian President...

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has welcomed Jordan's King Abdullah, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin...

 2021-03-08 17:30 

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White House 'alarmed' by escalating attacks against Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis...

The US is "alarmed" by the escalating attacks by Yemen's Houthi militia against Saudi Arabia, a senior White House official said Monday."We continue to be...

 2021-03-08 16:37 

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Saudi stock market rise to six-year high, with total trades amounting to $4.32 bln...

Saudi Arabia's stock market recouped earlier losses to end higher on Monday, led by gains in financial shares, rising to a six-year high with the total...

 2021-03-08 16:35 

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Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Khamis Mushait...

The Arab Coalition said it has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting Khamis Mushait in Saudi...

 2021-03-08 15:44 

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Iran says former UK foreign secretary's comments prolonged Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arrest...

An Iranian official on Monday accused Britain's former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of prolonging the release of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin...

 2021-03-08 14:05 

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Chinese-flagged trawler with fuel aboard runs aground off Mauritius...

Mauritius deployed its coastguard and armed forces on Monday after a Chinese-flagged trawler containing 130 tons of oil ran aground off the Indian Ocean...

 2021-03-08 13:39 

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International gang plotting to smuggle $353,938 Lamborghini out of Dubai arrested...

Criminals planning to smuggle a rented Lamborghini worth $353,938 out of Dubai using forged license plates have been arrested by Dubai Police.For the...

 2021-03-08 13:34 

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Pakistani security forces kill five suspected separatists in southwest...

Pakistani security forces, acting on intelligence, raided a suspected hideout of a separatist group in southwestern Baluchistan province on Monday,...

 2021-03-08 13:08 

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Attack on Aramco's oil port and facilities 'a terrorist act': Arab Coalition...

The attack on Aramco's oil port and facilities in Saudi Arabia was "terrorist act," the Arab Coalition's spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki tells Al...

 2021-03-08 12:50 

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Lebanon's President Aoun asks security to prevent road blocks...

Lebanese security and army authorities should not allow road blocks, for the safety and security of citizens and protesters, a statement by the presidency...

 2021-03-08 12:38 

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Saudi Arabia reports 351 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours...

Saudi Arabia on Monday reported 351 new coronavirus cases and 418 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the total to 380,182 cases and...

 2021-03-08 12:36 

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China pushes legislation to counter foreign-imposed sanctions amid pressure from West...

China will speed up lawmaking aimed at countering foreign sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction", its parliament said on Monday, amid increasing pressure...

 2021-03-08 12:30 

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Israel begins vaccinating Palestinian workers after delays...

After delays, Israel started vaccinating Palestinians who work inside the country and its West Bank settlements on Monday, more than two months after...

 2021-03-08 12:27 

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Jill Biden honors 21 women from 15 countries for their courage...

First lady Jill Biden says nearly two dozen women the State Department is honoring for their courage made an "intentional decision" to persist and demand...

 2021-03-08 12:10 

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, wife test positive for COVID-19...

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing minor symptoms, the president's office said in a...

 2021-03-08 12:06 

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UAE Haagen-Dazs branches rename ice cream flavors, celebrates iconic Arab women...

As part of Haagen-Dazs' International Women's Day 2021 celebrations, the brand has renamed four of its ice cream flavors to the region's most iconic female...

 2021-03-08 11:54 

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Australia suspends defense program in Myanmar, redirects aid...

Australia has suspended its defense cooperation with Myanmar and is redirecting humanitarian aid in the country because of last month's military takeover...

 2021-03-08 11:45 

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Rights groups demand probe as Philippine police kill 9 in weekend raids on rebels...

Philippine police backed by military forces killed nine people over the weekend in a series of raids against suspected communist insurgents, with...

 2021-03-08 11:39 

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Lebanon political deadlock puts country at risk of Syria-like scenario...

Lebanon remains in political deadlock as Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri refusing to give up on nominating a new government, while the country marches...

 2021-03-08 11:24 

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US Embassy in Saudi Arabia condemns recent Houthi attacks on the Kingdom...

The United States Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday said it condemns recent attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on the Kingdom, adding that...

 2021-03-08 11:12 

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Russia threatens Facebook with fine for blocking certain media outlets...

Russia accused Facebook on Monday of violating citizens' rights by blocking some media outlets' content in the latest standoff between a government and Big...

 2021-03-08 11:06 

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Saudi FM arrives in Qatar for official visit...

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Qatar's capital Doha on Monday for an official visit, according to the Saudi Press...

 2021-03-08 10:49 

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Turkey is seeking to mend ties with Egypt, Gulf countries: Erdogan spokesman...

Turkey is sending its strongest signal yet that it's ready to mend ties with Egypt and other Gulf countries that have been strained by Ankara's support for...

 2021-03-08 10:09 

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First but not last: Meet the Saudi Arabian women making their mark in the world...

From becoming ambassadors to their country to flying commercial planes and driving race cars, Saudi Arabian women have taken great strides in the Kingdom...

 2021-03-08 10:09 

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Taiwan President Tsai visits naval base amid Chinese threats...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen visited a naval base on Monday to thank sailors and marines for their dedication to protecting the island amid renewed...

 2021-03-08 09:29 

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India seeks investment for vaccine production to match China's push-source...

India has urged the United States, Japan and Australia to invest in its vaccine production capacity, an Indian government source told Reuters, as the...

 2021-03-08 08:53 

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Zimbabwe's women grapple with gender discrimination amid COVID-19 pandemic...

There are very few female truck drivers in Zimbabwe, but Molly Manatse doesn't like to be singled out for her gender."It has always been known as a male...

 2021-03-08 08:40 

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Economic crisis, political paralysis frustrations fuel protests in Lebanon...

Demonstrators burnt tires to block main roads all over Lebanon for the seventh straight day on Monday in anger at more than a year of economic crisis and...

 2021-03-08 08:28 

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Thousands of women join Indian farmer protests against agricultural reforms...

Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women's Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws...

 2021-03-08 08:08 

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UN Women says UAE's latest legislations offer women more rights and protection...

As the world marks International Women's Day, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, has said the...

 2021-03-08 07:55 

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Suspected ISIS member, Bataclan attack perpetrator arrested by Italian police...

An Algerian man has been arrested in the Italian town of Bari on suspicion of belonging to the extremist militant group ISIS and helping the perpetrators...

 2021-03-08 07:32 

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S.Korea says no link found between deaths and COVID-19 vaccinations...

South Korea said on Monday it had found no link between the coronavirus vaccine and several recent deaths, as it ordered nearly 100,000 foreign workers to...

 2021-03-08 07:22 

Al Arabiya

Harvard professor ignites international uproar over Japan's 'comfort women' claims...

A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves...

 2021-03-08 07:05 

Al Arabiya

Two Myanmar protesters killed in police fire during demonstrations...

Two Myanmar protesters were killed when police fired shots at demonstrators in the northern town of Myitkyina, witnesses tell Reuters.-Developing...

 2021-03-08 07:01 

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Pope Francis wraps up historic Iraq visit, leaves for Rome...

Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind tour of Iraq that sought to bring hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority with a...

 2021-03-08 06:41 

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More than half of Saudi professionals to receive a pay rise in 2021: Report...

More than half of employees and employers in Saudi Arabia expect salaries to increase this year, while the Kingdom has been one of the most economically...

 2021-03-08 06:38 

Al Arabiya

Iran behind Israel embassy attack in India, bomb planted by local Shia cell: Report...

Iran's Quds Force was behind the January attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, but a local Shia cell in India planted the bomb, Indian media said...

 2021-03-08 01:33 

Al Arabiya

Tit-for-tat: Iran threatens to turn Israel into ashes if it 'commits any silly acts'...

Iran is threatening to "turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into ashes" if Israel "commits any silly acts," in comments attributed to Iranian Defense Minister Amir...

 2021-03-08 00:21 

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Saeed Mohammad, head of IRGC's biggest commercial enterprise, runs for president...

Saeed Mohammad, the head of the Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has resigned from his position to...

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