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Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28

DAVOS: From the sub-zero temperatures of the icy Davos Promenade you are ushered through a glass door into the warmth of a desert majlis, with works by young Saudi artists on the walls and traditional Arabian delicacies being served. It is quite a culture shock.

The Davos majlis is the work of the Misk Global Forum (MGF), the international arm of the organization founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to promote youth empowerment. 

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Islam Times - UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that no less than 40 of her ministers could resign if she denies them the right to vote for a plan that would block a no-deal exit from the European Union (EU) later this year, a new report suggests.
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Islam Times - The Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has denounced Chad’s normalization of relations with Israel as a “stab in the back” of the Palestinian nation, calling on the N’Djamena government to reconsider the move.
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Islam Times - Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to protest the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s "illegal" detention of Press TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi, who had traveled to the United States to visit her family.
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Islam Times - Lebanon’s army says it had arrested a suspected agent of Israel’s spy agency Mossad over a car bomb explosion in the country’s southern city of Sidon, which slightly wounded a member of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, last year.
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Tue, 2019-01-22 23:29

JEDDAH: Plans to develop one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects in Saudi Arabia, have been given the green light. The Red Sea Development Co. (TRSDC), which is leading the luxury leisure project, has received final approval from its board of directors for the program’s master plan.
The tourism project, drawn up in partnership with global design firm WATG and engineering giant BuroHappold, will incorporate state-of-the-art building design concepts from some of the world’s top architectural firms and is expected to create up to 70,000 new jobs.

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Islam Times - The largely show travel of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the West Asia region to build a consensus against Iran ended last week with an announcement of the plan to hold a conference in the Polish capital Warsaw on February 13 and 14, co-hosted by the US and Poland.
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Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28

JEDDAH: During the wet winter months Saudis flock to the desert to look for truffles, the pungent yet highly prized culinary ingredient.
The edible fungus, known locally as fage’a, grows mostly in Riyadh’s Al-Thumama desert. Southern and eastern regions in the Kingdom are popular with families for winter camping — and they are also where Saudis go hunting for the delicacy dubbed “diamonds in the dirt.”

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Wed, 2019-01-23 00:22

DAVOS: The US wants to build more coalitions in the Middle East to counter the “very real” threat of Iran’s malign meddling in the region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.

Speaking via video link, Pompeo said the US was committed to a “secure and stable” Middle East and had assembled a “global coalition of nations to confront Iran and support the aspirations of the Iranian people.”

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Wed, 2019-01-23 00:17

DAVOS: Amid global trade wars and the rise of protectionism, Middle East economic and business leaders on Tuesday issued a clarion call for the exact opposite: To ease customs restrictions in the region.
A panel at Davos heard how an agreement between Saudi Arabia and the UAE to boost cooperation — including the reduction of obstacles to trade across the shared border — could be a blueprint for the wider region.

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