Sat, 28 Jan 2023

RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday the signing of an agreement to build the largest solar photovoltaic facility in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The agreement was signed between Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a company owned by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), and ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation. (Saudi Arabia-Solar Facility-Agreement)

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RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM -- One Palestinian was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli raid in the northern West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

The Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that Mohammad Tawfiq Badarna, 26, was killed after he was shot by Israeli soldiers in the chest during clashes with them in the village of Ya'bad, west of the West Bank city of Jenin. (Palestine-Israel-Killing)

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Nicolas Roche, the French ambassador to Tehran, over the French foreign minister's "unacceptable" remarks in France's National Assembly.

In the meeting, the Iranian side strongly protested against the French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna's "baseless accusations," and criticized some European countries for their "instrumental" double-standard approaches to human rights. (Iran-Summon-French Ambassador)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane met here on Wednesday with her Libyan counterpart Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties, according to a statement released by the Tunisian government.

During the meeting, Bouden Romdhane reiterated Tunisia's firm support for the Libyan people to find a sustainable settlement in the war-torn country in order to restore security and stability. (Tunisia-Libya-Ties)

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