Sweden’s NATO accession bid hit by repeated rows with Turkey

ANKARA: Sweden’s bid for NATO membership faces a dead end, analysts said. Relations were further strained…

How Arabs brought luster to Sri Lanka’s historic pearl trade

COLOMBO: When Ibn Battuta arrived in northern Sri Lanka, the ruler of the Jaffna Kingdom greeted…

China fuel exports to slip in Jan as Lunar New Year travel peaks

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Reuters) – China’s refined oil product exports could start 2023 with a 40%…

Spain repatriates 2 women, 13 children from Syrian camps

JAKARTA: The lifting of age restrictions for Hajj is being celebrated across Indonesia, the world’s largest…

Turkish foreign minister to visit US as Ankara steps up diplomatic efforts

ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced he will visit the US this month, as…

Saudi Islamic affairs minister meets heads of Indonesian universities on sidelines of ASEAN conference

RIYADH: Peruvian-American artist Grimanesa Amoros reveals the unseen beauty of everyday spaces and objects through the…

Christians in Saudi Arabia get their Christmas fix in era of religious tolerance

JEDDAH/RIYADH: Christmas shopping in Saudi Arabia is unremarkable compared to just a few years ago, reflecting…

Turkish doctor on ‘terror’ trial over chemical arms comment

JEDDAH: Israel’s intelligence chief warned on Friday that Iran is planning renewed attacks on Gulf countries…

Islamic affairs minister meets Indonesian VP

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Indonesia plans $320m incentive to boost EV sales amid slow clean energy transition

Closing Bell: Saudi stock falls flat on seasonal year-end slowdown, closes at 10,323 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s…