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Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday when it blew up at a police checkpoint. It came just days after a deadly attack on one of the...

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed released as corruption probe winds down

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed released as corruption probe winds down Sarah Dadouch, Katie Paul RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released from detention on Saturday, family sources said, more than two months after he was taken into custody in the kingdom’s...

Tunisia plans to sell over 50% stake in cement firm

Tunisia has called for Expression of Interest for the acquisition of majority stake of 50.52 per cent in Carthage Cement S.A. Carthage Cement is a public company which is specialised in the production of cement, aggregates and concrete. The 2.2 million ton capacity plant, which...

Palestinian cabinet convenes in Gaza in move to reconcile with Hamas

GAZA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah chaired the first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in the Gaza Strip for three years on Tuesday, in a move toward reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Islamist group Hamas. Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007...

Tunisia Targets GDP Growth, Currency Reform, To Boost Economy

By Jihen Laghmari and Tarek El-Tablawy Government looks to halve budget deficit by 2020 to 3 percent New targets come as government tries to implement IMF program Tunisia’s government is looking to double economic growth, slash its budget deficit and revise some currency restrictions in...

1.7m pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj. According to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports contained in Saudi Gazette Newspaper, out of the number, 1.602 million pilgrims came by...

Malala excited after winning place at Oxford University

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai said on Thursday she was “excited” after winning a place to study at Oxford University. Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said she had been accepted at Oxford to study Politics, Philosophy, and...

Tunisia’s foreign currency reserves fall to ‘weak’ levels of $4.8 billion

TUNIS - A worsening trade deficit has further eroded Tunisia's foreign currency reserves, which are now equal to just 90 days of imports, official figures showed on Thursday, the weakest level in three decades. Tunisia's central bank said on its website that foreign currency...

Tunisia’s economy grew 1.9 pct in first half of 2017: statistics institute

TUNIS - Tunisia's economy grew by 1.9 percent in the first half of 2017, up from 1 percent in the same period last year, the national statistics institute said on Tuesday. The institute said the improvement in growth was due to better performance in...

IS confirms death of group’s leader Al-Baghdadi – Reports

The Islamic State terrorist group (IS) has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, media reported Tuesday, citing an IS statement. According to the Al Sumaria News broadcaster, Al-Baghdadi is dead and his successor will be named soon. On June 16, the Russian Defence...