Jordan keen on economic integration with Arab countries — PM | Jordan Times
AMMAN — Jordan believes that solutions to the unprecedented challenges posed by the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukrainian-Russian crisis over the past three years will be found through enhanced cooperation and collective action among the countries of the region and the world, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said on Thursday.
The Muslim World
Iran warns EU not to list Revolutionary Guards as terrorist entity | Reuters
Iran warned on Thursday that the European Union would "shoot itself in the foot" if it designated the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity, a day after the European Parliament called on the EU and its member states to do so.
Kuwait aims to build political cohesion with new amnesty for jailed critics | Reuters
Kuwait's emir has pardoned dozens of jailed critics under a new amnesty as the Gulf state builds on efforts to end domestic political feuding that has hampered fiscal reforms and as tensions surface between the new government and parliament.
Turkey’s Approval of NATO Expansion Could Take Months - WSJ
The Turkish government is unlikely to seek parliamentary approval for Ankara to back the alliance’s expansion before a national election later this year, a presidential aide said.
Taliban say 78 dead due to wintry weather in Afghanistan | AP News
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban officials said Thursday that 78 people have died in just over a week during Afghanistan's harsh winter, deepening the country's humanitarian crisis. Shafiullah Rahimi, a Taliban spokesperson for the Ministry of Natural Disaster Management, said the deaths occurred since Jan.
Study: Non-infectious diseases cause early death in Pakistan | AP News
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has considerable control over infectious diseases but now struggles against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer as causes of early deaths, according to a new study published Thursday.
Davos 2023: Riyadh city developing fast with eye on Expo 2030 bid | Reuters
Saudi Arabia, which has bid to host the Expo 2030 world fair, is pushing ahead with plans to turn its capital Riyadh into a major global metropolis, a government official said on Thursday.
Meat cultivated from cow cells is kosher, Israel's chief rabbi rules | Reuters
Israel's chief rabbi has given a kosher stamp of approval this week to a company looking to sell steak grown from cow cells - while effectively taking the animal itself out of the equation.
Finance and Economy
DAVOS 2023-UAE and India discussing settling non-oil trade in rupees | Reuters
The United Arab Emirates is in early discussions with India to trade non-oil commodities in Indian rupees, Emirati Minister for Foreign Trade Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi said on Thursday.
Oil prices set for second week of gains on brighter China outlook | Reuters
Oil prices were set to post a second straight week of gains on Friday, spurred largely by brightening economic prospects for China which should boost its fuel demand.
Israeli military kills Palestinian teacher, militant in raid | AP News
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian schoolteacher and a militant during a military raid in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian officials said, the latest deaths as Israeli-Palestinian violence continues to surge.