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Preserving national identity a challenge: Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister

JEDDAH (Rahnuma): Saudi Arabia faces “great challenges” in preserving its national identity as it keeps up with modern society, the minister…

Hezbollah says Lebanon’s army should not only rely on U.S. aid

BEIRUT (Rahnuma): Hezbollah lawmaker Nawaf Moussawi has said that Lebanon cannot strengthen its army if it relies on the military aid…

Iran says U.S. cannot influence its ties with Iraq

TEHRAN (Rahnuma): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Thursday that the United States is not entitled to influence the ties…

Kuwait offers 1.5 mln USD in aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KUWAIT CITY (Rahnuma): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced on Wednesday that an urgent aid of 1.5 million U.S. dollars is…

Saudi Arabia to become ‘a tourism magnet’

JEDDAH (Rahnuma): Saudi Arabia has won praise for a series of Vision 2030 megaprojects that “will put the Kingdom on the…

Arab FMs open ministerial committee ahead of Beirut economic summit

BEIRUT (Rahnuma): The Arab Ministerial Committee for the preparation of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit opened its session on…

Iran ‘shooting itself in the foot’ with spying, diplomat warns

BERLIN (Rahnuma): Iran is harming Europe’s efforts to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear accord with actions such as the case of…

Israel, Russia agree to keep coordination in Syria: Israeli army

JERUSALEM, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Israeli and Russian military officials have agreed to continue the coordination of their military actions…

Mall opened near West Bank barrier promoting co-existence of Palestinians, Israelis

JERUSALEM (Rahnuma): Near the controversial Israeli barrier that separates Palestinian villages and Israeli neighborhood, there stands a newly-opened shopping mall, Atarot…

Syrian ambassador rejects invitation to Beirut summit

BEIRUT (Rahnuma): Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim Ali said Thursday that he rejected the invitation to Lebanon’s Arab…
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