LOCAL NEWS

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JEDDAH: Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh has directed all the municipal authorities to closely scrutinize the election candidates’ credentials to thwart...

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RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to discuss relations between the two countries and emphasize...

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Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by...

GCC NEWS

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RIYADH: Four leading lights of the Arab world have called for the convening of the Second Syrian National Congress to save Syria. “This is the...

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DUBAI: Iran’s Parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the country’s top nuclear negotiator was quoted...

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ADEN: Yemen’s Prime Minister Khaled Bahah made a symbolic visit to Aden on Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Houthi terrorists from the...

OPINION

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The Most Famous Casualty of Obama’s Nuclear Deal Could Ultimately Be Hassan Rouhani   Why the Iranian president faces a severe test from powerful hardline conservatives...

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The Iran Deal and the ‘Problem of Conjecture   The president insists that the Iran deal is tightly focused on "making sure" that the Iranians "don't...

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Can Washington meet Iran’s Deepest Challenge—to US Hegemony in the Middle East? Graham E. Fuller Comments abound on Obama’s achievement in reaching an agreement with Iran on nuclear...

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  Obama Abandoning Sunni Allies For Iran, Fomenting Sectarianism     By Abdel Bari Atwan   New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman conducted a lengthy interview with President Barack Obama...

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Why Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Neocons Hate the Iran Deal   Hint: It has nothing to do with the deal.   By Fred Kaplan   Here’s the thing to keep...

SPORTS - HEALTH - LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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BEIJING: Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday,...

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AFP NewsAFP News Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take...

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Lausanne (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee on Monday awarded the Middle East and North Africa broadcast rights for Olympic games between 2018 and...

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TOKYO U.S. stock futures extended falls in Asian trading on Wednesday, tumbling more than 1 percent as plunging Chinese shares rattled investors. S&P 500 E-mini futures...

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SHANGHAI China stocks tumbled to four-month lows on Wednesday as panicky investors dumped shares across the board, even as the government tried to unveil supportive...