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CAIRO: The general commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar has arrived to Cairo to hold talks with a number of officials. Media sources close to the LNA said that Haftar’s visit aims at discussing the latest developments in Libya, as the first stop of a tour to a number of relevant countries,…
WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, a late-term move that aid groups fear will worsen a humanitarian crisis. With just 10 days left before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the action could complicate the new administration’s efforts to restart diplomacy with…
CAIRO: Voting in the run-off for the second and final stage of the House of Representatives elections began in Egypt on Monday morning, with 202 candidates competing for the remaining 101 seats. The voting continues through to Tuesday and there are strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus among voters, who were wearing…
DUBAI: A new way of measuring the health of societies has helped to reveal the state of well-being of people in the Arab world amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than using traditional data based on economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP), Gallup’s Global Emotions Report draws on positive and negative experiences…
DUBAI: The number of consumer complaints logged in Dubai increased 51 percent, mainly due to issues caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with refunds the main gripe among residents, officials said on Sunday. The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) department of Dubai Economy received 59,130 consumer complaints last year, a 51 percent increase compared…
Alibaba facial recognition tech specifically picks out China’s Muslim Uighur minority Alibaba itself said it was “dismayed” a unit developed software which can tag ethnicity in videos Alibaba is the biggest cloud computing vendor in China and the fourth worldwide Updated 18 December 2020 Reuters December 18, 2020 05:46 SHANGHAI: Technology giant Alibaba Group Holding…
Here are a few things you need to know as Saudi stocks start trading on Sunday. 1) The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) approved the request of Al-Samaani Factory for Metal Industries Co. to transfer its shares from the parallel market to the main market. 2) Al Moammar Information Systems Co. (MIS) signed a Shariah-compliant credit…
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how US diplomats and others have contact with their counterparts in Taiwan, another move that is expected to upset China as the Trump administration winds to an end. The Trump administration has sought to strengthen bilateral relations with…
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan went to presidential polls Sunday in its first elections since a political crisis embroiled the ex-Soviet country and saw a populist freed from jail who is now tipped to top the ballot.Sadyr Japarov’s journey from prison to presidential frontrunner is an example of the dramatic changes in political fortunes in the Central…
LONDON: Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states must play a key role in any talks between the US and Iran to revive the deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Saturday. Joe Biden has indicated that when he takes office as US president next month he will return to…