Bomb kills five civilians from same family in Iraq’s Salahuddin province, two security sources say

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How armed groups are using fire to displace communities in Sudan’s troubled Darfur  LONDON: Fires in western Sudan, reportedly set by militiamen, have torn through hundreds of settlements in recent months, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes, while those who remain live in constant fear of attack. A recent report by the Sudan … Read more

SAFE unveils expansion plans to transform aviation security: CEO

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund-owned commercial chopper operator, The Helicopter Co., is eyeing a global footprint and an initial public offering, revealed its CEO.  Speaking to Arab News on the second day of the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, Arnaud Martinez explained that once the company solidifies its position in the Saudi market, it … Read more

Supporters of Hezbollah and Amal protest in Beirut against security plan

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BEIRUT: Motorcycle owners in Beirut and the southern suburbs have protested against a security plan launched by the Ministry of Interior in the capital since Monday. The protests reached their peak with gunfire being exchanged between the protesters and the internal security forces in the heart of the southern suburbs of Beirut. The situation worsened … Read more

Ukrainian firm DTEK seeks Saudi partnerships to enhance European energy security 

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RIYADH: Saudi banks’ money supply rose 8 percent in March, as compared to the same month last year, to reach SR2.82 trillion ($753 billion), official data showed. According to the data released by the Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA, the increase was mainly fueled by a roughly 21 percent surge in banks’ term and … Read more

Turkiye’s Erdogan in rare Iraq visit to discuss water, oil, security

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Baghdad: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due Monday in neighboring Iraq for his first state visit there in years, with water, oil and regional security issues expected to top the agenda. Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani and President Abdel Latif Rashid in Baghdad before visiting officials in … Read more

Five rockets fired from Mosul toward US military base inside Syria: security sources

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AL-MUKALLA: The leader of the Houthi militia has called on families in regions under his control in Yemen to encourage their children to join summer camps, a move that has renewed accusations against the militia of child soldiering. Abdul Malik Al-Houthi announced the opening of the annual summer camps on Saturday, saying they would fill … Read more

Saudi food security drive receives boost with new Tadco partnership   

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s automotive sector localization is fast on track as part of the government’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2030 targets, according to a senior official.   At the Saudi-American Business Council seminar, Aftab Ahmed, a senior adviser to the Kingdom’s National Center for Industrial Development in the automotive sector, underscored the rapid transition toward … Read more

China says AUKUS security pact risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific

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SYDNEY, Australia: China’s foreign minister on Saturday accused Western powers in the AUKUS security pact of provoking division and risking nuclear proliferation in the South Pacific. On a weekend visit to strengthen Beijing’s ties with Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashed out at AUKUS, which provides for the United States and Britain to … Read more

French police cordon off Iran consulate in Paris: security source

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PARIS: Here are some international reactions Friday after Israel’s reported attack on the Iranian province of Isfahan, where it has military bases and nuclear facilities:RUSSIARussia has made clear to Israel that Iran “does not want escalation,” Moscow’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday, after reports Israel had carried out retaliatory strikes against its arch-rival.“There have … Read more

NEOM subsidiary Topian boosts Saudi food security drive with new Tadco partnership 

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Spanish investments in Saudi Arabia exceed $3bn, boosting bilateral relations and vital sectors RIYADH: Spanish investments in Saudi Arabia have surpassed $3 billion in the last 10 years, with bilateral relations contributing to the development of vital sectors, according to a top official. The Kingdom’s Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing, Majed Al-Hogail, witnessed … Read more