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Information Note Outlines Objectives, Timeline for UN 2019 Climate Action Summit
UN Chief Denounces Hate Speech in Echo of Arab News Campaign
Mohamed Al-Shamaa CAIRO: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced hate speech and racism on Tuesday in a landmark address at Al-Azhar in
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S. Korean Ship Detained for Allegedly Providing Oil to N. Korea
S. Korean Ship Detained for Allegedly Providing Oil to N. Korea
AP SEOUL: A South Korean ship is being held at a domestic port over suspicions that it illegally provided oil
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Brunei Sultan Calls for ‘Stronger’ Islam, as Sharia Laws to Enter Force
Brunei Sultan Calls for ‘Stronger’ Islam, as Sharia Laws to Enter Force
AFP BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Brunei’s sultan called for Islamic teachings in the country to be strengthened as strict new
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Hamas Leader Says Rocket that Hit Israeli House Fired in Error
Hamas Leader Says Rocket that Hit Israeli House Fired in Error
AP GAZA CITY: Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said on Tuesday the rocket from Gaza that hit a house in Israel last
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Opinion Polls Put Indonesian President on Course for Election Victory
Opinion Polls Put Indonesian President on Course for Election Victory
REUTERS JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course to win the country’s April 17 election, according to the latest
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as president of Algeria after 20 years in power
Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as president of Algeria after 20 years in power
AFP ALGIERS: Algeria’s ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state television said Tuesday, ceding power in
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Palestinians See Little Hope in Israeli Elections
Palestinians See Little Hope in Israeli Elections
AFP RAMALLAH: Tayseer Barakat is like many Palestinians when asked about the upcoming Israeli elections. He doesn’t see much hope. “We
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US Struggling with Growing Number of Asylum Seekers
US Struggling with Growing Number of Asylum Seekers
AP WASHINGTON: Border officials are aiming to more than quadruple the number of asylum seekers sent back over the southern
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Climate, Conflicts Set to Plunge Millions into Food Crisis
Climate, Conflicts Set to Plunge Millions into Food Crisis
Reuters ROME: Food crises will affect tens of millions of people across the world this year, researchers warned on Tuesday,
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Japan Reveals New ‘Era’ Name ahead of Emperor’s Abdication
Japan Reveals New ‘Era’ Name ahead of Emperor’s Abdication
AP TOKYO: The name of the era of Japan’s soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be “Reiwa,” the government announced Monday. Emperor Akihito
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China Lists Fentanyl as Controlled Substance in US Gesture
China Lists Fentanyl as Controlled Substance in US Gesture
AFP BEIJING: China announced Monday it will launch a crackdown on all fentanyl-like substances from May 1 following US pleas
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Pope Urges Catholics in Morocco to Dialogue, not Proselytize
Pope Urges Catholics in Morocco to Dialogue, not Proselytize
AP RABAT: Pope Francis sought to encourage greater Christian-Muslim dialogue on Sunday, telling his flock that showing the country’s Muslim
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