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    Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:24pm on October 22, 2020

    Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was named to the post for a fourth time Thursday and immediately promised a government of technocrats committed to...

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    Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:47am on October 21, 2020

    The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other officials on Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal...

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    UAE minister for tolerance accused of sexual assault by British woman

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:07am on October 20, 2020

    A British woman working on a literary festival in the United Arab Emirates, has alleged she was sexually assaulted in February by the UAE minister...

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    Saudi Arabia restarts prayers in Grand Mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 01:05am on October 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia opened Sunday Islam’s holiest site for prayers for the first time in seven months, and expanded the umrah pilgrimage to accommodate 15,000 worshippers...

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    First ever passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 03:38pm on October 19, 2020

    The first ever passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, a month after the countries signed an...

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    Saudi female artist achieves Guinness World Records

    Agence France-Presse . Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 12:40pm on October 19, 2020

    A Saudi artist has created the world's ‘largest coffee painting’, becoming the first woman from the country to achieve a record title single-handedly, the Guinness...

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    British woman accuses UAE minister of sexual assault

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:28am on October 19, 2020

    A British woman working on a literary festival in the United Arab Emirates, has alleged she was sexually assaulted in February by the UAE minister...

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    Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:17pm on October 18, 2020

    Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal...

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    Israel, Bahrain to formalise diplomatic ties

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:06pm on October 18, 2020

    Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered...

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    Saudi Arabia continues gradual resumption of umrah

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:09pm on October 18, 2020

    Saudi Arabia authorities have begun allowing its citizens and residents to perform umrah rituals at 75 per cent capacity as part of its second phase...

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