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Key Tunisian players signal opposition to suspend constitution

Key Tunisian players signal opposition to suspend constitution

Tunisia’s powerful labour union and the biggest party in its parliament yesterday both signalled their opposition to any attempt by the president to suspend the constitution and offer his own version unilaterally.

Iran invites IAEA chief for talks before showdown with West -diplomats

Iran invites IAEA chief for talks before showdown with West -diplomats

UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will fly to Tehran this weekend for talks that may ease a standoff between Iran and the West just as it risks escalating and scuppering negotiations on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, diplomats said on Saturday.

Crisis-hit Lebanon gets cabinet after long wait

Crisis-hit Lebanon gets cabinet after long wait

Lebanon ended a 13-month wait for a new government yesterday with the unveiling of a lineup that faces the daunting task of rescuing the country from economic meltdown.

Relatives of Palestinian jail escapees arrested

Relatives of Palestinian jail escapees arrested

Israeli troops have arrested at least six relatives of Palestinians who broke out of a high-security jail, a local watchdog said yesterday amid protests in support of the escapees.

Kuwait starts to recycle massive tyre graveyard

Kuwait starts to recycle massive tyre graveyard

More than 42mn old vehicle tyres dumped in Kuwait’s sands have started to be recycled, as the Gulf state tackles a waste problem that created one of the world’s largest tyre graveyards.

UN denies Sudan refugee camps used as bolthole for Tigray rebels

UN denies Sudan refugee camps used as bolthole for Tigray rebels

The UN yesterday denied claims that Tigrayan rebels were holing up in refugee camps in Sudan after Ethiopian officials said fighters had been caught with refugee ID cards.

Saudi lifts ban on UAE travel imposed over Covid

Saudi lifts ban on UAE travel imposed over Covid

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it was lifting a ban on travel to three countries including the UAE after imposing the restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Boursa Kuwait launches ESG reporting guide to drive corporate sustainability in financial markets

Boursa Kuwait launches ESG reporting guide to drive corporate sustainability in financial markets

Solidifying its position as a leading advocate for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and implementation, Boursa Kuwait launched its new ESG guide to raise awareness and drive the embrace of Corporate Sustainability in the Kuwaiti capital market. The guide aims to introduce the ESG

Guinea coup leader promises national government as politicians arrested

Guinea coup leader promises national government as politicians arrested

The leaders of a military coup in Guinea promised yesterday to set up a transitional government of national unity after ousting President Alpha Conde and dissolving his cabinet.

Libyan dictator’s son Saadi freed from jail

Libyan dictator’s son Saadi freed from jail

Saadi Gaddafi, a son of Libya’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was overthrown and killed in a 2011 uprising, has been freed from jail, said the interim government.

Yemenis eyeing fish catch blame exports for high prices

Yemenis eyeing fish catch blame exports for high prices

Ahmed al-Yafei watched fishermen unloading boxes of catfish from small boats docked in the bustling port of Aden in south Yemen, keen to buy some for his hungry family — before realising he could not afford it.

Special forces stage coup in Guinea

Special forces stage coup in Guinea

Guinean special forces staged a coup yesterday, arresting the president, in the latest political upheaval to roil the impoverished west African country.

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