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Yemen’s civil war rages on, repeatedly displacing desperate families

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The toll of the war is updated daily, mostly around noon. Eight civilians killed in a rocket attack on a school. Several bridges destroyed by explosive devices. Five women killed in shelling. Radio mast destroyed in air raid. Two children killed by hand grenade. The Civilian Impact Monitoring Project counts the civilian victims of the civil war in Yemen. Here, death and devastation are part of daily life, tallied in brief, factual one-liners. Yemen has been roiled by conflict for years, with fighting taking place in the country’s narrow coastal plain, in the towns and villages, in rugged mount…

Blowhard Britain hopes to become the ‘Saudi Arabia of wind power’

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is known for grand statements, even if his plans don’t always pan out. But when it comes to wind, he may have a point. Johnson wants to turn Britain’s gusty isles into a green energy haven or, as he calls it, into the “Saudi Arabia of wind power.” Wind energy is expanding rapidly in Britain, particularly off shore. Companies from around the world are piling into this promising market, including German firms Vattenfall and RWE. The British government wants to provide 40 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, which is a further 10 gigawatts than originally…

Lebanon must not be platform for hostility: Kuwaiti FM

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Lebanon must not be a platform for hostile acts or words, Kuwait’s foreign minister said on Sunday while visiting Beirut, an indirect call for curbs on the Iran-backed group Hezbollah in order to improve strained ties with Gulf Arab states. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah spoke after meeting President Michel Aoun in Beirut, during the first visit by a senior Gulf Arab official since a diplomatic rift last year. Sheikh Ahmad said on Saturday he had delivered confidence-building proposals to Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and that his trip was coordinated with Gul…

Syria regime announces government holiday amid snowfall

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The Syrian regime on Saturday announced a holiday across all government departments from Sunday until Thursday as authorities struggle to provide sufficient heating amid snowy weather. The regime revealed its decision, which comes amid a fuel crisis, on Facebook, The New Arab’s Arabic sister service, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, reported. It justified its decision by saying it had to “be careful to take measures to ensure an appropriate response to the prevailing weather conditions”. The regime also said it must “provide the forms of energy that are available and allocate them towards serving citizens”…

GCC, EU Hold 4th Trade and Investment Dialogue

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States and the European Union (EU) launched yesterday the 4th Trade and Investment Dialogue at the European Commission…