Iran sends Russia hundreds of ballistic missiles, sources say

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TBILISI: Like many other young Russians, Anastasia Panchenko’s political awakening came courtesy of Alexei Navalny. Left reeling by his sudden death, she is looking now to his widow Yulia to take on the mantle of Russian opposition leader.Since Navalny died in an Arctic penal colony last Friday, Panchenko has been coming most days to lay … Read more

Aramco eyes production of all energy sources, CEO says

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RIYADH: Achieving global power security is everyone’s responsibility, according to Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.  Speaking at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Dahran on Feb. 12, the minister said that the Kingdom is continuously working toward ensuring market stability.  He added that Saudi Arabia has significant surplus oil production capabilities. “We are … Read more

Senior Hamas official in Lebanon survives Israeli strike: sources

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AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Saturday that it had destroyed numerous Houthi missiles and explosive-laden remotely operated boats in Yemen as the Yemeni militia rejected America’s ultimatum to cease attacks before its decision to redesignate the Houthis as “global terrorists” takes effect on Feb. 16. CENTCOM said on X that its forces carried out … Read more

Ukraine tells White House of plan to fire top commander — Reuters sources

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DONETSK REGION, Ukraine/WASHINGTON: The Ukrainian government has informed the White House that it plans to fire the country’s top military commander overseeing the war against Russian occupation forces, two knowledgeable sources said on Friday. The move to oust General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, who has clashed with President Volodymyr Zelensky over a range of issues, follows a … Read more

Hamas chief holds talks with Turkish FM: sources

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Belgian minister pledges country’s support for genocide case against Israel at ICJ RIYADH: A Belgian minister has pledged her country’s backing for the case filed by South Africa with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking to stop Israel’s aggression in Gaza. Caroline Gennez, Belgium’s minister of development cooperation, announced on January 20 her pledge … Read more

US to relist Yemen’s Houthis as specially designated global terrorists, AP sources say

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World must take more comprehensive, subtle approach to tackling refugee crises: Davos panel DAVOS: The global community needed to take a more comprehensive and subtle approach to understanding the challenges faced by refugees, panel members at the World Economic Forum suggested on Tuesday. During a discussion, titled “35.3m Refugees at a Critical Junction,” at the … Read more

Egypt thwarts drug smuggling attempt on border with Israel- sources

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Growing global relevance of Saudi Arabia and Gulf region highlighted at Riyadh roundtable discussion RIYADH: Over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has undergone an “astonishing” transformation, helped along by internal reforms and geopolitical shifts that have raised the Kingdom’s global profile and relevance, according to Federico Rampini, an award-winning Italian journalist, writer and lecturer. Speaking … Read more

Jordanian jets strike Iran-linked drug dealers inside Syria — intelligence sources

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AMMAN: Jordanian jets conducted four strikes inside Syria on Tuesday in the second such raid within a week against suspected farms and hideouts of Iran-linked drug smugglers, regional intelligence sources said. Jordan’s army has stepped up a campaign against drug dealers after clashes last month with dozens of people suspected of links to pro-Iranian militias, … Read more