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Jailed Saudi women's rights activists given rare court appearance

25 Nov 2020

BEIRUT Four jailed Saudi women's rights activists were given a rare appearance in court on Wednesday, the family of one of them said, as the kingdom's human rights record faces new scrutiny following the election defeat of U.S. President Donald Trump.

G20 says it will strive for fair global access to COVID-19 vaccine

22 Nov 2020

DUBAI/RIYADH Leaders of the 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to "all people", reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen divisions between the world's rich and poor.

G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world

22 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS Leaders of the 20 biggest economies on Saturday vowed to ensure a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world and do what was needed to support poorer countries struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world

22 Nov 2020

BEIJING/DUBAI/WASHINGTON Leaders of the 20 biggest economies on Saturday vowed to ensure a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world and do what was needed to support poorer countries struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Saudi Arabia confident Biden will pursue regional stability, foreign minister says

21 Nov 2020

RIYADH/BEIRUT Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday he was confident that Democrat Joe Biden's incoming U.S. administration would pursue policies that help regional stability and that any discussions with it would lead to strong cooperation.

COVID deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions

21 Nov 2020

RIYADH/BEIRUT When Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and a leading U.S. ally, took over the G20 presidency in December 2019, hopes in the kingdom were high.

'A matter of survival': Lebanon's hospitals on the brink as COVID cases surge

05 Oct 2020

BEIRUT A drastic rise in COVID-19 infections has pushed Lebanon's hospitals to the edge, and experts warn they will soon be unable to cope as the country buckles under a succession of devastating crises.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate quits in blow to French initiative

26 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French plan aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation's 1975-1990 civil war. | Video

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