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Cyber attack targets Saudi

RIYADH, Nov 21, (AFP): Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did not comment on the …

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Trump declares N. Korea sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to the nuclear standoff with Kim Jong- Un’s regime. Trump promised a rapid escalation of US Treasury sanctions against the North …

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Arab states to take Iran to UNSC

KUWAIT RENEWS CONDEMNATION OF SAUDI, BAHRAIN ATTACKS – League chief says Lebanon should be spared CAIRO, Nov 20, (Agencies): First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah renewed on Sunday Kuwait’s condemnation of the ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the …

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Banks wary of loans in corruption probe

DUBAI, Nov 20, (RTRS): Kingdom Holding’s plan to borrow money to fund new investments has stalled because owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption crackdown, according to four banking sources familiar with the matter. Kingdom had approached banks to obtain the loan, but the financing …

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Last DAESH town retaken

DEIR EZZOR, Syria, Nov 19, (AFP): The Syrian army and loyalist militiamen Sunday retook full control of Albu Kamal from the Islamic State group, a military source said, ousting the jihadists from their last urban stronghold in Syria. Albu Kamal has changed hands several times, with government forces announcing the …

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