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Top US college slams Khashoggi murder; keeps Saudi ties

Top US college slams Khashoggi murder; keeps Saudi ties

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday said it would not severe its ties with Saudi Arabia but the school condemned the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "MIT utterly condemns such brutal human rights violations, discrimination and suppression of dissent, including...

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UN seeking $202 million in humanitarian aid for Libya

UN seeking $202 million in humanitarian aid for Libya

Libya urgently requires $202 million in humanitarian assistance for its struggling population, according to the UN.   In a statement, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 823,000 Libyans -- including around 248,000 children -- remain in...

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Saudi Arabia launches 1st communications satellite

Saudi Arabia launches 1st communications satellite

Saudi Arabia has successfully launched its first telecommunications satellite from France’s Guiana Space Center, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Wednesday. According to the SPA, the satellite weighs some 6.5 tons and has a life expectancy of over 20 years. “With the use of...

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Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Qatar on Wednesday took delivery of the first of 36 Rafale multi-purpose jet fighters it has ordered from French manufacturer Dassault. The hand-over ceremony in Merignac, southwestern France, where the planes are built, was attended by Qatar Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah...

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