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 2022-06-30 07:11 

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France's new wave of COVID-19 infections expected to peak end of July...

A new wave in France of COVID-19 infections fueled by emerging variants of the disease should peak toward end-July, the French government's top scientific...

 2022-06-30 06:47 

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Saudis constitute 63.6 pct of 34 mln population; 8.6 pct fall in number of expats...

There has been a decrease of 2.6 percent in the total population of Saudi Arabia by the middle of the year 2021, reaching 34.1 million people, compared to...

 2022-06-30 06:29 

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Shanghai Disneyland theme park re-opens after three-month COVID-19 closure...

More than a thousand visitors streamed in on Thursday as Walt Disney Co's Shanghai Disney Resort theme park opened after a closure of three months, with...

 2022-06-30 06:22 

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Saudi Arabia: Mecca, Medina ready to serve Hajj pilgrims with 41 pct more 5G towers...

Saudi Arabia's digital regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), said its IT infrastructure is now fully operational and...

 2022-06-30 06:19 

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Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways return to Beijing after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19...

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has resumed passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing after a two-year...

 2022-06-30 05:13 

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Pakistan foreign minister calls for easing sanctions on Afghanistan...

Pakistan's foreign minister called for an easing of Western sanctions against Afghanistan under the Taliban government, saying the basic functioning of the...

 2022-06-30 04:53 

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Bahrain King, Egypt President open Bahrain International Airport's new terminal...

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a new $1.1 billion passenger terminal at Bahrain...

 2022-06-30 03:57 

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Surgeons remove 200 kidney stones from Dubai expat...

A team of Dubai surgeons have removed a whopping 200 kidney stones from a Pakistani expatriate who had suffered for four years from a unique urological...

 2022-06-30 03:46 

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Alleged truck driver posed as victim after US migrant deaths...

The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in sweltering heat during a smuggling attempt in Texas this week was charged in US...

 2022-06-30 03:32 

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Russians behind 'war crime' bombing of Mariupol theatre: Amnesty...

A theatre sheltering civilians destroyed in March in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol was likely hit by a Russian airstrike in a war crime, Amnesty...

 2022-06-29 21:41 

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Britain unveils 1 billion of new military aid for Ukraine...

Britain pledged another 1 billion ($1.2 billion) in military aid to Ukraine Wednesday to help it fend off Russia's invasion, including air-defence systems...

 2022-06-29 21:30 

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Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder...

The lone survivor of a team of ISIS extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in...

 2022-06-29 21:17 

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Norway not breaching treaty by blocking Russian cargo to Svalbard: Minister...

Norway is not breaching a century-old treaty covering the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard by blocking Russian cargo to the islands, the country's foreign...

 2022-06-29 21:02 

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Putin: Russia will respond if NATO sets up infrastructure in Finland, Sweden...

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would respond in kind if NATO set up infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after they join the US-led...

 2022-06-29 20:26 

Al Arabiya

Ukraine's Zelenskyy cuts ties with Syria after it recognized separatist republics...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced cutting ties with Syria after Damascus recognized the independence of Ukraine's two separatist...

 2022-06-29 19:01 

Al Arabiya

US-Iran talks on nuclear deal end after two days, no breakthrough: Officials...

The US and Iran ended indirect talks on reviving the now-defunct 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday without any breakthrough, according to officials."Two...

 2022-06-29 18:35 

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Saudi Arabia confirms July 9 as Eid al-Adha date after moon sighting...

The first day of Eid al-Adha will begin on July 9 following the sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia at the Tamir observatory.The five-day Muslim...

 2022-06-29 18:31 

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Putin still wants most of Ukraine, war outlook grim: US intelligence chief...

Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to take most of Ukraine and the picture for the war there remains "pretty grim," the top US intelligence...

 2022-06-29 17:45 

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Israel's Bennett will not run in next general election: Spokesperson...

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not stand at the upcoming general election, his spokesperson said Wednesday evening, just hours ahead...

 2022-06-29 17:18 

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Train kills two migrants asleep by the tracks in North Macedonia...

Police in North Macedonia say two migrants were killed in the south of the country early Wednesday when a freight train hit them as they slept next to the...

 2022-06-29 16:57 

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Five Vietnamese among dead in Jordan chlorine gas leak...

Five Vietnamese nationals were among those killed in a toxic gas leak in Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba this week, with seven others among the injured,...

 2022-06-29 16:43 

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Cyberattack hits Norway, pro-Russian hacker group fingered...

A cyberattack temporarily knocked out public and private websites in Norway in the past 24 hours, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.Norwegian Prime...

 2022-06-29 16:40 

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Taliban and US officials to meet amid quake relief efforts...

Afghan finance and central bank officials from the Taliban-led government departed for Qatar on Wednesday to meet with US officials, the Taliban said. The...

 2022-06-29 16:33 

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US citizen in Iran prison appeals to Biden for deal...

A US citizen held for nearly seven years in Iran made an appeal from prison Wednesday to President Joe Biden, urging a deal to free Americans regardless of...

 2022-06-29 16:26 

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Russia tells UN chief it's ready to help avert food crisis...

Russia said on Wednesday it was ready to work with the United Nations to combat the risks of a global food crisis, and was willing to meet its obligations...

 2022-06-29 16:19 

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Four British sailors rescued in Gulf of Aden: CMF naval coalition...

A South Korean warship rescued four British sailors left adrift in the Gulf of Aden after their vessel's engine failed, a multinational naval partnership...

 2022-06-29 15:58 

Al Arabiya

Unilever sells Israel Ben & Jerry's ice cream business after West Bank dispute...

A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry's ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream...

 2022-06-29 15:56 

Al Arabiya

Greece picks up 172 migrants in difficulty in Aegean...

Greek coastguards said Wednesday that 172 migrants had been picked up from a wooden fishing vessel that was struggling in heavy seas as it sought to reach...

 2022-06-29 15:47 

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Syria joins Russia in recognizing Ukraine separatist republics...

Moscow ally Syria on Wednesday recognized the independence of eastern Ukraine's two separatist republics, making it the first state other than Russia to do...

 2022-06-29 15:00 

Al Arabiya

US says it supports sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey...

A senior Pentagon official said Wednesday that the US supports a deal for Turkey to get F-16 fighter jet upgrades, less than 24 hours after Ankara cleared...

 2022-06-29 13:42 

Al Arabiya

'People will die' if Russia vetos cross-border aid to Syria, UN warns...

People living in Syria's battered northwest could die of malnutrition or lack of water if Russia vetoes UN authorization for cross-border aid, an aid...

 2022-06-29 13:31 

Al Arabiya

US toddler accidentally left in car dies, father commits suicide: Police...

A toddler in the US accidentally left in a vehicle for hours died on Tuesday and police said his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their...

 2022-06-29 13:31 

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BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing universal vaccine for COVID-19...

Germany's BioNTech, Pfizer's partner in COVID-19 vaccines, said the two companies would start tests on humans of next-generation shots that protect against...

 2022-06-29 13:28 

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Saudi authorities arrest eight attempting to smuggle 3.5 million amphetamine pills...

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a Syrian national with an Umrah visa, four Saudi citizens and three Turkish residents for attempting to smuggle...

 2022-06-29 13:27 

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Iran says indirect talks between Iran, US continue in Qatar...

Indirect talks between Iran and the United States to revive a 2015 nuclear deal have not yet ended, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson said on...

 2022-06-29 12:22 

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Egypt to receive $500 million from world bank to boost food security...

The world's top wheat importer Egypt said Wednesday it is to receive $500 million from the World Bank to alleviate the impact of war between its main...

 2022-06-29 11:51 

Al Arabiya

Indirect talks between Iran and US end without result: State news agency...

Indirect talks between Washington and Tehran to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement have ended in Qatar without result, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency...

 2022-06-29 11:49 

Al Arabiya

World bank lends Tunisia $130 million for grains hit by Ukraine war...

The World Bank has announced a $130-million loan to help Tunisia cover the cost of cereal imports whose prices have spiraled since Russia's invasion of...

 2022-06-29 11:35 

Al Arabiya

Hundreds of stolen cars recovered in global Interpol operation funded by the UAE...

A United Arab Emirates-funded global police operation targeting stolen vehicle trafficking has led to the recovery of hundreds of cars, trucks and...

 2022-06-29 11:25 

Al Arabiya

US must abandon 'Trump method' in nuclear talks, says Iran...

Iran warned the US to abandon the "Trump method" on Wednesday after the two sides opened indirect talks to revive a nuclear deal that was torpedoed by the...

 2022-06-29 11:06 

Al Arabiya

Belarus threatens to execute activists for anti-war railway sabotage...

Three Belarusian activists could be executed after being charged with conducting railway sabotage in Belarus to hinder the movement of Russian troops in...

 2022-06-29 10:59 

Al Arabiya

NATO summit in Madrid proof alliance seeks to contain Russia: Moscow...

Moscow said on Wednesday that the NATO summit in Madrid served as proof that the alliance was seeking to contain Russia and that it saw Finland and...

 2022-06-29 10:56 

Al Arabiya

Warsaw hails planned US military base in Poland as clear signal to Russia...

Poland on Wednesday hailed US President Joe Biden's commitment to establish the 5th Army's Headquarters in Poland as the realization of a long-held dream...

 2022-06-29 10:46 

Al Arabiya

Allies freeze $330 billion in Russian assets since Ukraine war...

A sanctions task force of leading Ukraine allies has frozen more than $330 billion in financial resources owned by Russia's elite and the central bank...

 2022-06-29 10:33 

Al Arabiya

Syria seizes record 2.3 tonnes of illicit drug captagon: Ministry...

Syrian counter-narcotics units seized a record haul of 2.3 tonnes of the amphetamine-type stimulant known as captagon, the interior ministry announced...

 2022-06-29 09:31 

Al Arabiya

China accuses G7 of 'creating division' over trade criticism...

China accused the Group of Seven countries on Wednesday of irresponsibly sowing division after the forum condemned Beijing's trade practices in an...

 2022-06-29 09:22 

Al Arabiya

Israel accuses Iran and Hezbollah of trying to hack UN Lebanon peacekeeping mission...

Israel accused the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah on Wednesday of conducting a cyber operation designed to disrupt a UN peacekeeping mission on...

 2022-06-29 09:20 

Al Arabiya

Dr. Mona Khashwani becomes UAE's first Emirati physician to perform robotic surgery...

Dr. Mona Abdulaziz Khashwani from Sharjah's Al Qassimi Women and Children's Hospital in the United Arab Emirates has become the country's first Emirati...

 2022-06-29 09:18 

Al Arabiya

Turkey to seek extradition of 'terror' suspects from Finland, Sweden...

Turkey said Wednesday it would seek the extradition of 33 "terror" suspects from Sweden and Finland under a deal that paved the way for Ankara to back the...

 2022-06-29 09:16 

Al Arabiya

Taiwan rejects Philippines complaint about South China Sea live fire drills...

Taiwan on Wednesday rebuffed a complaint from the Philippines about live fire drills around a Taiwan-controlled island deep in the South China Sea, saying...

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