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 2022-04-29 12:56 

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EU, US urge Sudan to move to civilian rule...

The United States, European Union and major European governments urged Sudan's political factions on Friday to quickly restore civilian rule. The call came...

 2022-04-29 12:45 

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Putin is discussing the idea of pegging the ruble to gold: Kremlin...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is discussing with officials the idea of pegging the ruble to gold and other goods, the Kremlin said on Friday.A powerful...

 2022-04-29 12:19 

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Germany summons Turkish envoy over Kavala verdict...

Germany summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin on Friday to protest a sentence of life in prison that a Turkish court handed to a prominent Turkish civil...

 2022-04-29 12:09 

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Russian central bank slashes key interest rate again...

Russia's central bank Friday said it was cutting its key interest rate for a second straight time as risks of price rises and financial instability were no...

 2022-04-29 11:37 

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Deadlock in talks to run Afghan airports: Officials...

Negotiations between the Taliban and a Qatar-Turkey consortium for operating Afghanistan's five airports, including in the capital, have hit a deadlock...

 2022-04-29 11:29 

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Two UK aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine...

Two British men working as aid volunteers in Ukraine have been taken captive by Russian forces on suspicion they are "spies," a non-profit organization and...

 2022-04-29 11:07 

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ISIS claims bombing targeting Shias in north Afghanistan...

The ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan claimed responsibility on Friday for two bombings in the country's north that targeted the country's minority Hazara...

 2022-04-29 10:53 

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Russian users sue Apple after payment service pulled: Lawyers...

A Russian law firm on Friday said it had filed a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple seeking 90 million rubles ($1.28 million) in damages for consumers...

 2022-04-29 10:44 

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China halts freight train traffic with North Korea...

China says it halted railroad freight traffic with North Korea as it deals with the spread of COVID-19 in the border town of Dandong.The countries had...

 2022-04-29 10:23 

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Man overseeing Lebanon vote frets about disruptions, vote buying...

Leaving his office this week, the 80-year-old head of Lebanon's election commission escorted journalists down eight flights of stairs, lighting the way...

 2022-04-29 09:32 

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Radio Liberty producer killed in Kyiv missile strike during UN chiefs Guterres' visit...

The US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said Friday that one of its staff had died in a Russian strike on Kyiv during a visit by UN chief Antonio...

 2022-04-29 09:16 

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Lebanon running out of passports, suspends renewal requests...

The agency in charge of issuing passports in Lebanon said Thursday it has stopped taking appointments for renewals because of a rush that has depleted...

 2022-04-29 09:03 

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French growth crashes to zero in first quarter...

French economic growth fell to zero in the first quarter of the year as households reduced their consumption due to rising inflation and the war in Ukraine...

 2022-04-29 08:15 

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Japan finds wreck of boat missing after accident that killed 14...

Japan located on Friday the hull of a tour boat off its northern coast, the coast guard said, six days after the vessel disappeared in an accident that...

 2022-04-29 08:08 

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Maldives, Mauritius, Dubai among top destinations booked for Eid al-Fitr in GCC...

The Maldives, Mauritius, Dubai, Bangkok, Cairo, Paris, and London are the top travel destinations booked by Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) residents for...

 2022-04-29 07:54 

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Russia strikes Kyiv rocket plant with missiles: Defense ministry...

Russia's defense ministry said on Friday that its forces had destroyed the production facilities of a space-rocket plant in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv...

 2022-04-29 07:52 

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Iran denies 'reports of an assassination attempt' on Qatar's ambassador in Tehran...

Iran's foreign ministry denied early on Friday what it described as "reports of an assassination attempt" on Qatar's ambassador to Tehran.In a statement...

 2022-04-29 07:17 

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Ukraine says evacuation from Mariupol plant planned today...

Kyiv said Friday plans were in place to evacuate civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the southern city of Mariupol where Ukrainian forces...

 2022-04-29 07:03 

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Two South Koreans, including army captain, arrested for spying for North Korea...

Two South Koreans, including a serving army captain, have been arrested on charges of stealing military secrets for a suspected North Korean agent who paid...

 2022-04-29 05:23 

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At least 12 hurt in clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound: Report...

Fresh clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound injured 12 people on Friday, the Palestinian Red Crescent said...

 2022-04-29 05:05 

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Britain says 'Battle of Donbas' remains Russia's main strategic focus...

The "Battle of Donbas" remains Russia's main strategic focus in order to achieve its stated aim of securing control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,...

 2022-04-28 22:22 

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North Korea's Kim calls for stronger military as nuclear test work 'well underway'...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on the country's military to "bolster up their strength in every way to annihilate the enemy", state media reported...

 2022-04-28 21:24 

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British Virgin Islands says its premier has been arrested in Miami...

The premier of the British Virgin Islands has been arrested in Miami for money laundering and conspiracy to import a controlled substance, the government...

 2022-04-28 20:48 

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US Congress revives World War Two-era 'Lend-Lease' program for Ukraine...

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that will make it easier to export military equipment to Ukraine, reviving...

 2022-04-28 20:07 

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Bashar al-Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion, US report says...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's family is likely worth $1-2 billion, the US State Department said Thursday, despite US-led efforts to isolate him over...

 2022-04-28 19:35 

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Pakistan's Prime Minister arrives in Saudi Arabia's Medina...

Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia's Medina to perform prayers at the Prophet's Mosque, Saudi state-run news...

 2022-04-28 18:54 

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Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Saudi Arabia on first visit since 2017, aims to mend ties...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the Kingdom since 2017, Saudi state-run al-Ekhbariya television...

 2022-04-28 18:53 

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Saudi statistics authority urges against inviting census field researchers into homes...

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Statistics released an ad in which it calls on citizens and residents not to invite census field researchers into...

 2022-04-28 17:59 

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Ukraine says Russia strikes Kyiv during UN chief visit: 'Postcard from Moscow'...

Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv on Thursday during the visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Ukrainian President Volodymyr said."Missile strikes...

 2022-04-28 17:47 

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Ukraine 'ready' for talks with Russia on Mariupol plant evacuation: Zelenskyy...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday his country was ready for talks with Russia on the evacuation of people blockaded at the Azovstal...

 2022-04-28 17:34 

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UN Security Council 'failed to do everything to end Ukraine war': Guterres...

The United Nations Security Council failed to take enough action to "prevent and end" Russia's war on Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said...

 2022-04-28 17:09 

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Russian spy chief says US, Poland plotting division of Ukraine...

Russia's foreign spy chief accused the United States and Poland on Thursday of plotting to gain a sphere of influence in Ukraine, the strongest signal from...

 2022-04-28 17:08 

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Turkey rejects Greece's charges of illegal military flights: Athens 'started tension'...

Turkey rejected on Thursday Greece's accusations that Turkish military aircraft conducted unauthorized flights over Greek islands, pointing the finger of...

 2022-04-28 17:04 

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At least nine killed by bomb blasts on minibuses in Afghan city...

Two bomb blasts aboard separate minibuses killed at least nine people on Thursday in Mazar-e-Sharif, police said, a week after a deadly explosion rocked a...

 2022-04-28 16:48 

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Iran moves centrifuge-parts workshop underground at Natanz, IAEA says...

Iran's new workshop at Natanz for making parts for centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, has been set up underground, UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael...

 2022-04-28 16:44 

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UN watchdog 'concerned' about Ukraine nuclear plant access...

UN nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi expressed "concern" Thursday about not having been able to access Europe's largest nuclear plant in Ukraine since...

 2022-04-28 16:32 

Al Arabiya

Bulgaria confident it can replace gas cut off by Russia...

Bulgaria can replace its entire Russian gas supply from other sources and will not face a gas shortage in the coming winter, Deputy Prime Minister Assen...

 2022-04-28 16:17 

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Ukraine says identified 'more than 8,000 cases' of suspected war crimes...

Ukrainian investigators have identified more than 8,000 cases of suspected war crimes since Russia's invasion, Ukraine prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova...

 2022-04-28 15:49 

Al Arabiya

Biden seeks $33 billion for Ukraine, a massive jump in funding...

President Joe Biden asked the Congress on Thursday for $33 billion to support Ukraine - a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war against Russia - as...

 2022-04-28 14:04 

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Arab Coalition to release 163 Houthi prisoners in 'humanitarian initiative'...

The Arab Coalition announced on Thursday that it will release 163 Houthi prisoners who participated in combat operations against the Kingdom in a...

 2022-04-28 13:52 

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Israel PM Naftali Bennett's family receives death threat and bullet in mail...

The family of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has received a death threat and bullet in the mail for the second time this week, the police said on...

 2022-04-28 13:31 

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Syria names new defense minister: Presidency...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appointed Ali Mahmoud Abbas as new defense minister on Thursday, a presidency statement said.Abbas is replacing General...

 2022-04-28 13:25 

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US FDA to publish proposal to ban menthol cigarettes: Report...

The US Food and Drug Administration is likely to publish proposed rules to ban menthol cigarettes on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing...

 2022-04-28 13:21 

Al Arabiya

Ukraine investigating 10 Russian troops over Bucha: Prosecutors...

Ukrainian prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating 10 Russian soldiers suspected of committing war crimes in Bucha, where bodies in civilian...

 2022-04-28 13:16 

Al Arabiya

India stands by social-media demands as Musk takes over Twitter...

India has reiterated its position on social-media accountability in response to Elon Musk's pending takeover of Twitter, saying platforms must make checks...

 2022-04-28 12:57 

Al Arabiya

Greece to pay Gazprom without breaching sanctions against Russia: Minister...

Greece plans to pay Russian gas supplier Gazprom next month in a way that will not breach European Union sanctions against Russia, the country's energy...

 2022-04-28 12:53 

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Iran protesters hurl rocks at police over trash crisis...

Dozens of furious protesters in northern Iran chanted slogans and hurled rocks at police on Thursday, Iranian media reported, injuring five officers over...

 2022-04-28 12:38 

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Erdogan, Putin discuss swap of Russian, US prisoners in Ankara: Turkish presidency...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the swap of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and US ex-Marine...

 2022-04-28 12:28 

Al Arabiya

Fire from oxygen mask caused 2016 EgyptAir disaster: Experts...

A 2016 EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people in the Mediterranean was likely caused by a fire that started from a leaky oxygen mask in the cockpit,...

 2022-04-28 11:52 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia calls on Muslims to sight Eid crescent moon on Saturday evening...

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday evening which would mark the onset of the...

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