Author: Al-Maradiyya

This dominant performance underscores the UAE’s sustained progress across crucial sectors The United Arab Emirates has cemented its position as the most economically competitive nation in the Arab world, securing the top spot in the latest Arab Economic Competitiveness Index released by the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF). This dominant performance, highlighted in the seventh edition of the AMF’s Arab Economic Competitiveness Report, underscores the UAE’s sustained progress across crucial sectors, including its robust overall economy, increasingly attractive investment environment, and growing allure. The report further highlighted that the UAE secured the top position in the government financial sector index, ranking…

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Israel’s warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday after talks to extend a week-old truce with Hamas collapsed, sending wounded and dead Palestinians into hospitals and others onto the streets to seek safety. 178 Palestinians have been killed and 589 injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza since the truce expired, Gaza’s health ministry said, updating the toll of 109 from within hours of the truce expiring. Eastern areas of Khan Younis in southern Gaza came under intense bombardment as the deadline lapsed shortly after dawn, with columns of smoke rising into the sky, Reuters journalists in the city said. Residents took to the road…

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Israel has informed several Arab states that it wants to carve out a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s border to prevent future attacks as part of proposals for the enclave after war ends, Egyptian and regional sources said. According to three regional sources, Israel related its plans to its neighbors Egypt and Jordan, along with the United Arab Emirates, which normalized ties with Israel in 2020. The initiative does not indicate an imminent end to Israel’s offensive – which resumed on Friday after a seven-day truce – but it shows Israel is reaching out beyond established Arab mediators,…

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the chance for peace in Gaza after the humanitarian pause was lost for now due to Israel’s uncompromising approach, broadcaster NTV reported on Saturday. “We have always emphasized that we are in favor of a permanent ceasefire rather than a humanitarian break… There was an opportunity for peace here, and unfortunately, we have lost this opportunity for now due to Israel’s uncompromising approach,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by NTV and other Turkish media. The truce that started on November 24 had been extended twice. But after seven days during which women, children and foreign…

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Israel will hunt down Hamas even in Qatar, Turkey and Lebanon even if it takes years, the head of Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet said in a recording aired by Israel’s public broadcaster Kan on Sunday.It was unclear when Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar made the remarks or to whom.The agency itself declined to comment on the report. Israel launched dozens of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a temporary truce with Hamas expired. The violence took place despite calls from the United States – Israel’s closest ally – for Israel to limit harm to Palestinian civilians…

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Israel’s army on Monday sent dozens of tanks into southern Gaza as part of expanded action against Hamas despite global concern over mounting civilian deaths, and as communications was cut across the besieged territory.Weeks after Israel deployed ground forces in the north of the Gaza Strip, the army has been air-dropping leaflets in parts of the south, telling Palestinians to flee to other areas.For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.Israel has vowed to crush Hamas in retaliation for the militant group’s unprecedented October 7 attacks that killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and saw…

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Israel delivered strikes on Hezbollah launch posts, infrastructure, and a military compound in Lebanon in retaliation for mortar shelling on Israel, the Israeli army said on Tuesday. “In response to Monday’s launches from Lebanon to Israel, a short while ago Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck Hezbollah launch posts, terror infrastructure, and a military compound,” the Israeli army said in a statement. It added: “In addition, in response to a launch from Lebanon to the area of Zar’it in northern Israel, the [Israeli army] struck the sources of the fire. Furthermore, in order to remove a threat, the [Israeli army] struck a few other…

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Poland’s President Andrzej Duda called for an immediate end to the Israel-Hamas war, expressing concern for the suffering of the civilian population in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya. “Today the people in the Gaza strip are suffering enormously. We, as Poland, are trying to always act for the peace. That is what we care the most about. We have got a long tradition of peacekeeping actions and different attempts at supporting peace solution between Israel and Palestine; and the people of Palestine. For many years, we support the two-state solution and that is what we are repeating in all the forums, especially…

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The US is very concerned by reports that Israeli strikes killed a Lebanese Armed Forces soldier and injured others, an official said on Tuesday. “The Lebanese Armed Forces is an essential institution, not only to the stability and security of Lebanon, but of the entire region,” the US official told Al Arabiya English. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the US has made clear that it does not want to see the conflict in Gaza expand into Lebanon. “Restoring calm along the Blue Line is of the utmost importance to the United States and it should be a top priority…

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Brussels (25/11 – 33.3) Tajikistan Supreme Court has sentenced a widely respected 65-year-old female journalist, Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, to 21 years in prison on charges of incitement to overthrowing the government. Mamadshoeva was accused by the authorities of being a leading figure behind the political turbulence that rocked her native Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) earlier this year. State propaganda has previously alleged that the veteran reporter and activist hatched the purported plot, for which no credible evidence has been produced, at the behest of an unnamed foreign government. Mamadshoeva’s brother, Khursand, was last week sentenced to 18 years in prison on…

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