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The Right to Education in Iraq – Part Two: Obstacles to Girls’ Education after ISIL [EN/AR]

Executive SummaryIraq’s Constitution and national laws as well as applicable international human rights standards, protect and promote access to inclusive and equitable quality education. While equality of access to education by Iraqi children serves to amplify long-term peace, stability and economic dividends, and despite the existing normative framework, significant barriers continue to limit girls’ access…

Saudi trade with Bahrain reached $2.91bn in 2020

Saudi trade with Bahrain reached $2.91bn in 2020 /node/1797646/business-economyBahrain Financial Harbour (L) and Bahrain World Trade Center are are seen in diplomatic area in Manama, Bahrain, February 28, 2018. (Reuters)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/6n9erUpdated 24 January 2021Arab NewsJanuary 24, 2021 18:00IMF: Iraq has requested emergency assistance /node/1798021/business-economy  Page 1 ›› Print Edition Read pdf version Subscribe now© 2021…

Qatar reports 247 COVID-19 cases, 149,019 in total

Doha [Qatar], January 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The Qatari health ministry on Sunday announced 247 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 149,019, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.Meanwhile, 118 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 144,858, while the fatalities remained 248, according to…

Iran must prove it is serious before Gulf talks can begin

Dr. Mohammed Al-SulamiJanuary 24, 2021 18:35The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Javad Zarif. (File/AFP)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/bg6xuQatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani last week urged the Gulf states to hold talks with Iran. The senior Qatari official expressed hope that this dialogue would take place, adding in an interview with Bloomberg TV:…

First Saudi grand prix moved to December

Updated 25 January 2021AFPJanuary 25, 2021 00:15MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Bruno Fernandes’s stunning free-kick inflicted more misery on Liverpool as Manchester United progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win at Old Tafford on Sunday.Both sides struggled to create chances in a cagey 0-0 draw when they met in the Premier…

US condemns air attack on Riyadh, vows to protect stability of Kingdom

US condemns air attack on Riyadh, vows to protect stability of Kingdom /node/1797726/saudi-arabiaThe United Stated condemned a recent attempt to attack the Saudi capital Riyadh. The Arab coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed a hostile air target going toward the capital. (File/AFP)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/ge9mkUpdated 25 January 2021RAY HANANIASaeed Al-BatatiJanuary 24, 2021 21:29

On Iran, it is decision time for Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden faces a number of challenges at home and abroad. In the foreign policy arena, relations with China and Russia pose the most intractable problems, as does the estrangement of key European allies who former U.S. President Donald Trump alienated by his isolationist rhetoric and gratuitous insults.However, the most pressing issue facing…

The United States Condemns Attack on Saudi Arabia

Press StatementNed Price, Department SpokespersonJanuary 24, 2021Share this page on:The United States strongly condemns the latest attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We are gathering more information, but it appears to have been an attempt to target civilians. Such attacks contravene international law and undermine all efforts to promote peace and stability. As we work to…