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Turkish Decor Group to Set Up Factory in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Turkish decor group Serdur has finalized an agreement with Dubai-based real estate developer Andalusia Courtyard to establish an office in the UAE and a $10 million factory in Saudi Arabia.   The strategic partnership with Andalusia Courtyard will pave the way for the Turkish group’s expansion into the Middle East, with a primary focus on the UAE and Saudi markets.  

Hudson joins Qatari club a week after leaving American job

DOHA: Anthony Hudson has agreed a two-year deal to guide Al Markhiya in the Qatari soccer league a week after quitting as interim head coach of the US men’s national team. The club posted confirmation of the two-year contract on its social media platforms late Wednesday, saying Hudson’s immediate goal is to help Al Markhiya improve on the seventh-place finish it achieved in its first season after promotion to the Qatar Stars League.

Pope Francis undergoes abdominal surgery and is hospitalised

The 86-year old pontiff is at a hospital in Rome for the second time in weeks.

Fake news spreads during Sri Lanka’s holy tree row

Claims of 5G mobile signals harming Sri Maha Bodhi also illustrate the reverence in which the country holds the tree.

Kamala Harris: Israel Requires Independent Judiciary

WASHINGTON: US vice president Kamala Harris said on Tuesday that Israel’s democracy requires “an independent judiciary,” wading into the controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial overhaul that has drawn mass protests in Israel. “America will continue to stand for the values that have been the bedrock of the US-Israel relationship, which includes continuing to strengthen our democracies, which as the (Israeli) ambassador has said, are both built on strong institutions, checks and balances, and I’ll add: an independent judiciary,” Harris said.

Kabuga, Rwandan Genocide Suspect, Declared Unfit for Trial

The UN war crimes court deemed the 90-year-old genocide suspect 'no longer capable of meaningful participation'.

Novak Djokovic dominates tiebreaker at French Open, set to face No. 1 Alcaraz

  PARIS: Novak Djokovic, in his words, felt “quite sluggish, quite slow” for nearly two full sets against Karen Khachanov in the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday. Afterward, Djokovic called it his worst stretch of the tournament, a fair assessment. He dropped the opening set, something he hadn’t done at Roland Garros this year. As the second went to a tiebreaker in Court Philippe Chatrier, he knew it was vital to step up his game, bring forth his best.