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Saudi Arabia could recognise Israel if Palestinian issue resolved: foreign minister – World

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday the kingdom could recognise Israel if a comprehensive agreement were reached that included statehood for the Palestinians. “We agree that regional peace includes peace for Israel, but that could only happen through peace for the Palestinians through a Palestinian state,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan told a panel at

Woman killed in Israel suspected ramming attack

RAANANA, ISRAEL   -  A woman was killed and 13 people injured in a sus­pected car ramming in central Israel, medics said, as police arrested two persons over the reported attack. Police said the two suspects stole vehicles and ran over a number of citizens in different ar­eas in the city of Raanana north of Tel

Mandatory path to two-state solution key to stability in Israel and Palestinian territory: Qatar PM – World

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Egypt agrees to buy 100,000 tons of imported raw sugar – Markets

Egypt’s state grains buyer the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) struck a deal to buy 100,000 tons of imported raw sugar, the country’s supply ministry said on Monday. Egypt’s strategic reserves of sugar are sufficient to last until July, the ministry added in a statement. GASC gave no further detail. Egypt’s GASC seeks raw

Qatar stops sending tankers through Red Sea

Qatar’s state energy company, one of the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporters, has paused sending tankers through the Red Sea after US-led strikes against Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the crucial trade route. Attacks on ships by the Houthis, who say they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians, have disrupted global commerce and alarmed

LNG tankers carrying Qatari LNG resume course, data shows – Markets

SINGAPORE: Four tankers used for shimpents of Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) have resumed course after pausing for several days amid maritime attacks by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis in the Red Sea, LSEG shiptracking data showed on Tuesday. The Houthi attacks, in what they call a bid to support Palestinians in the war with Israel, have

Woman killed in Israel suspected ramming attack – World

RAANANA: A woman was killed and 13 people injured in a suspected car ramming in central Israel, medics said, as police arrested two Palestinians over the reported attack. Police said the two suspects stole vehicles and ran over a number of citizens in different areas in the city of Raanana north of Tel Aviv. Medics

Qatar pauses Red Sea tankers after Western strikes on Houthis

DOHA/ WASHINGTON: Qatar's state energy company, one of the world's biggest liquefied natural gas exporters, has paused sending tankers through the Red Sea after US-led strikes against Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the crucial trade route. Attacks on ships by the Houthis, who say they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians, have disrupted global commerce

QatarEnergy pauses LNG shipments through Red Sea, seeking security advice – Business & Finance

DOHA/SINGAPORE: QatarEnergy, one of the world’s largest exporters of liquefied natural gas, has stopped sending tankers via the Red Sea although production continues, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. At least four tankers used to carry Qatari LNG were held up over the weekend after US and British forces carried

Mohamed Salah rescues Egypt as Nigeria draw and Ghana lose at Cup of Nations – Sports

ABIDJAN: Mohamed Salah saved Egypt from an embarrassing defeat in their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, while Nigeria were held by Equatorial Guinea despite Victor Osimhen getting on the scoresheet. Ghana were also in action in Abidjan and suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Cape Verde as three nations with

Saudi Arabia inflation eases to 1.5% in December – Business & Finance

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s annual inflation rate eased to 1.5% in December, from 1.7% the previous month, government data showed on Monday, driven by housing rent increases. Rents for housing increased by 9% in December, pushing an overall rise in pricing of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels by 7.5%, the General Authority for Statistics

China FM in Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire, Palestinian statehood

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called Sunday for the establishment of a Palestinian state and a cease-fire in Gaza, where 100 days of the Israel-Hamas war have killed thousands. In a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, the top Chinese diplomat said “it is necessary to insist on the establishment of

Egypt, China stress priority of safety, security of Red Sea navigation

Egypt and China are closely following developments in the Red Sea, focusing on the priority of ensuring the safety and security of navigation, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday. Both expressed concern over the expansion of the conflict in the region, emphasizing the importance of efforts to stop attacks on Gaza

Saudi bourse retreats on US CPI data; Egypt gains – Markets

Saudi Arabia’s stock market ended lower on Sunday as investors continued to parse US economic data to determine when borrowing costs could fall, while the Qatari index gained. US consumer prices increased more than expected in December, with Americans paying more for housing and healthcare, suggesting it was probably too early for the Federal Reserve

China FM in Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire and Palestinian statehood – World

CAIRO: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called Sunday for the establishment of a Palestinian state and a ceasefire in Gaza, where 100 days of the Israel-Hamas war have killed thousands. In a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, the top Chinese diplomat said “it is necessary to insist on the establishment

Romanian farmers, truck drivers protest about subsidies and taxes – World

BUCHAREST: Romanian farmers and truck drivers continued sporadic protests across the country on Sunday as negotiations with the coalition government over high insurance rates and slow subsidy payments resumed. Convoys of tractors and trucks began gathering five days ago on national roads, mainly near large Romanian cities, slowing or blocking traffic. Farmers and hauliers also

Saudi Arabia to divide Grand Mosque into coded zones

A Saudi state agency in charge of Islam’s two holiest sites has signed an agreement to look into dividing the Grand Mosque into coded zones to facilitate worshippers’ access to the sprawling place, international media reported. The General Authority for Care of the Two Holy Mosques signed the pact with the Saudi Postal and Logistics

Hamas thanks Qatar for medicine deal – Newspaper

CAIRO: A Hamas official thanked Qatar on Saturday for sending medicine to the Gaza Strip “in light of the many risks that threaten the lives of Palestinians.” “Some medicine will be used to treat Israeli prisoners,” Osama Hamdan, a Lebanon-based Hamas leader, told a news conference in Beirut. Israel had announced on Friday that it

NADRA Smart NICOP fee update for Oman, Qatar Jan 2024 update

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) holds the authority to issue Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP), a basic registration document for eligible Pakistani citizens living abroad. Any citizen from South Asian nation can apply for Smart NICOP for the specific country they are in, and if they have dual nationality, they can

Woman sexually harassed by biker in Karachi: CCTV footage

KARACHI  -  Another female was sexually ha­rassed in Karachi in broad day­light on Friday. CCTV footage of the incident surfaced on social media, spark­ing outrage among the citizens over the rising incidents of ha­rassment in the metropolis. In the video, a motorbike rider can be seen molesting a woman who was crossing the street along

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