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France urges Israel to drop West Bank annexation plan

  Paris, July 11 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to drop any plan to…

First prayers in Hagia Sophia on July 24: Erdogan

Istanbul, July 11 (IANS) The first prayers at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a 1,500 year old Unesco World Heritage site which has…

Two Holy Mosques chief launches Hajj season plan

MAKKAH (RAHNUMA): The president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has launched the plan to…

OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): The secretaries-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Riyadh…

Dubai announces additional economic stimulus package of $1.7 billion

DUBAI (RAHNUMA): Dubai will release another economic stimulus package of $1.7 billion in three instalments, the emirate’s Crown Prince tweeted.…

Turkish court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Erdogan signs decree

ANKARA (RAHNUMA): A Turkish court annulled on Friday a 1934 government decree turning Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving…

UNESCO says World Heritage Committee to review Hagia Sophia

PARIS (RAHNUMA) – UNESCO said on Friday its World Heritage Committee would review Hagia Sophia’s status after Turkish President Tayyip…

Saudi crown prince calls Brazilian president to check on his health

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a phone call with Jair Bolsonaro to check on him after the…

Hospital named in honor of Saudi nurse who lost her life to COVID-19

JEDDAH / MAKKAH (RAHNUMA): A new COVID-19 field hospital in Madinah has been named in honor of Saudi nurse Nujood Al-Khaibari. She died…

Finance shake-up with Saudi derivatives market to launch in Q3

RIYADH (RAHNUMA):  Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) plans to launch a derivatives exchange in the latest move to modernize…
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