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Saudi crown prince visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 04:40 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 14:24

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited on Sunday Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during his trip in Japan.

The photos, released by the Saudi Press Agency, showed the Saudi delegation touring the museum, which was established in 1955 to preserve the memory of the Hiroshima atomic bombing during the Second World War.

The Saudi crown prince was in Japan for the G20 Summit held in Osaka last week, where he met with various world leaders for bilateral talks. 

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UN chief urges action to avert climate change ‘catastrophe’

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 04:00 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 10:48

ABU DHABI: UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.
"We are here because the world is facing a grave climate emergency," Guterres told a two-day Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting to prepare for a Climate Action Summit in New York in September.
"Climate disruption is happening now... It is progressing even faster than the world's top scientists have predicted," the UN secretary general said.

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Palestinians free businessman who attended Bahrain workshop

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 03:41 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 10:07

HEBRON, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinian Authority has released from custody a West Bank businessman arrested for attending a US-led conference in Bahrain aimed at starting a Middle East peace effort, a family source said Sunday.
Salah Abu Mayala, a businessman from the city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was arrested Saturday and released late that night after taking part in last week's conference which the PA boycotted.

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India’s PM calls for water conservation push as drought hits crops

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 02:19 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 08:54

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia's third-biggest economy.
The monsoon season is responsible for around 70% of India's annual rainfall, and is particularly important for the farm sector since more than half of the country's arable land is rain-fed.

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Priyanka flaunts Saudi label as Sophie Turner weds Joe Jonas in France

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 02:16 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 12:13

DUBAI: Hollywood actress Sophie Turner and pop sensation Joe Jonas tied the knot in Sarrians, France, on Saturday and family member Priyanka Chopra, who is married to Nick Jonas, celebrated by showing off a bevvy of Saudi designs.

Chopra and Jonas both stayed at the Château de Torreau, a restored 18th century castle where the wedding took place, and the Bollywood actress was spotted around the venue wearing multiple ensembles by Saudi fashion label Honayda.

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Taliban kills eight election commission employees in south Afghanistan

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 01:48 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 08:26

KABUL: Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees on Saturday night inside a district center in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.
The employees of the Independent Election Commission were stationed at the government office in Maruf district to register voters when fighters of the hard-line Islamist group launched an attack.
Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Israel arrests Palestinian minister in Jerusalem

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 01:32 AM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 08:02

JERUSALEM: Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home.
Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi Al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities in Jerusalem," Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
Hadami's arrest was most likely due to recent activities that have included accompanying Chile's president during a visit to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque complex, a source close to the minister told AFP.

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Superstar Ariana Grande sports Kuwaiti arm candy

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 11:35 PM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 09:30

DUBAI: Pop superstar Ariana Grande celebrated her 26th birthday in style late last week and finished off her sleek black outfit with an orb bag by Kuwaiti brand Marzook.

Helmed by Kuwaiti siblings Fahad and Shouq Al-Marzooq, the Beirut-based accessories brand was established in 2014. The brother-sister duo started off in the fashion industry by designing pieces for their family and friends and quickly went on to garner worldwide attention.

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Taliban say latest round of talks with US ‘critical’

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 11:16 PM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 05:54

ISLAMABAD: A Taliban spokesman says the seventh and latest round of peace talks with the US is "critical," as the militant group meets with Washington's envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where it maintains a political office.
Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press Sunday that both sides are looking for "tangible results" as they try to hammer out the fine print of agreements that will see the eventual withdrawal of over 20,000 US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, and end America's longest-running war.

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Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 10:59 PM PDT

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Sun, 2019-06-30 08:49

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted two drones targeting Saudi Arabia that were launched by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Malki told Saudi news agency, SPA, that the Houthi militia targeted a civilian residential area in the southern province of Asir at 11:45 p.m. local time on Saturday. No casualties were reported.

The Houthi affiliated news channel, Al-Masirah, reported late Saturday that the Houthis targeted Saudi airports in Abha and Jizan with Qasef-2K drones.

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