Arabic News

Arab artists shine at Art Dubai 2022

The Saudi artist has experimented with a wide range of artistic mediums, from photography to installation. But, whatever the medium, her work often explores Arab women’s place in, and relationship with, society. 2005’s “The Choice” is a monochrome series of symbolic contrasts: For example, a woman dressed in traditional clothing holds a steering wheel, while another casts a vote at ...

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Suez Canal Authority deals with Russia-Ukraine crisis impartially: Chairman

Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, confirmed that the authority is dealing with the Russian-Ukrainian crisis impartially, in accordance with the Constantinople Agreement. During a meeting of the Egyptian-European Business Council, Rabie said: “We perform all services to ensure the passage of all ships in complete safety and in a period of time not exceeding 11 hours.” The ...

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Saudi stock exchange approves listing of $7bn government debt

The Saudi stock exchange has approved the listing of SR26.24 billion ($7 billion) worth of government debt instruments submitted by the Ministry of Finance, it said in a statement. Divided into four issuances, the first two are valued at SR4.5 billion combined, whereas the other two amount to SR13.2 billion and SR8.5 billion, respectively. The listing and trading of the instruments will ...

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Arab Americans prepare to celebrate April heritage month events

Every April since 2017, Arab Americans throughout the US celebrate their heritage and contributions to the nation during “Arab American Heritage Month,” featuring dinners, festivals and cultural presentations. The national event is similar to heritage months that recognize the achievements of Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and African Americans. Arab American Heritage Month does not receive the same national attention as ...

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Lebanon’s Fransabank shuts all branches after judicial order

Lebanon’s Fransabank closed all of its branches on Wednesday after a judicial order and said it would be unable to meet client demands, including paying public sector salaries. Fransabank, one of Lebanon’s biggest lenders, said in a statement that the judicial order had frozen all its “shares, properties and assets”. The order required Fransabank to reopen the account of Egyptian ...

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Lebanon Election 2022

With the elections in Lebanon scheduled to take place in early 2022, you have until November 20 to register your intention to vote in AustraliaThis webinar will provide surety that change is possible and that we can seek confidence in the actions of the Lebanese diaspora in sighting a democratic electoral process. In 2020, Lebanon endured multiple crises, including a ...

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The Arab Media and Journalism Organization honors 5 Arab media personalities, including the journalist Ammar Jiyad

The Arab Media and Press Organization honored five Arab media personalities, including Ammar Jiyad, a representative from Al-Iraqiya Baghdad channel, for his efforts and media coverage at all levels and his contributions to covering programs and news in Iraq. Al-Anwar newspaper extends congratulations to veteran journalist Ammar Jiyad congratulations

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As Syrian troops move in, Australian IS captives plead ‘don’t let us fall into the hands of the regime’

Two Australian women held in Syria have made desperate pleas for help as a notorious army closes in. “Until now Australia hasn’t done anything for us,” sobs one young mother of two children. “And we understand the world has hate, but we’re asking just as regretful humans, don’t let us fall into the hands of the regime, please.” She’s among ...

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Donald Trump raises tariffs on Turkey and threatens more sanctions over Syria offensive

The US Government has imposed tariffs on Turkish steel and sanctions on three Turkish ministers and two government departments over Ankara’s attack in Syria against Kurdish forces it views as a terrorist threat. The move comes as US President Donald Trump scrambles to limit the damage from his much-criticised decision to clear US troops from Turkey’s path. Treasury Secretary Steven ...

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Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds

Turkey’s attack on Kurdish-run territory in northern Syria will likely snuff out a radical experiment in self-government that is unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years studying the Middle East. In a surprise Oct. 6 statement, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw its troops from northern Syria. Approximately 1,000 American soldiers had been stationed in ...

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