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The military purchases from technologically advanced nations and unrestrained indigenous development of military hardware obstruct the socio-economic progress of the people, especially in developing states such as India and Pakistan.Besides, the military buildup deepens the security dilemma puzzle in inter-state relations, entailing an arms race that encourages the rivals to opt for preventive war-fighting strategies.https://arab.news/wutnd 
The unnamed sailor, crewing for a tanker flying a Marshall Islands flag, had to be evacuated as he had feverAs a precaution, authorities implemented coronavirus measures during his evacuation and subsequent transfer to Prince Mohammed bin Nasser hospital in Jazan after briefing local authorities, the report added.https://arab.news/jn9wf 
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement while condemning the Houthis’ continued use of Hodeidah governorate as a staging point for the launch of terrorist operations involving ballistic missiles and drones.He said the attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed.https://arab.news/6b958 
ONA also reported that night restrictions will remain for about one week, starting Aug. 8, with unnecessary travel not allowed from 9p.m.until 5a.m.The government committee likewise followed up on weather reports over the Arabian Sea which is expected to affect some provinces, the report added.https://arab.news/bgvxs 
President Michel Aoun has formed a government committee to investigate the blast, which killed more than 150 people, injured more than 5,000, and damaged properties as far as six miles away.It is thought it was caused by a fire that ignited 2,750 tonnes of highly explosive ammonium nitrate that had been stored in a warehouse at the port for more than six years.The government has detained a number port managers and employees.However, many people responded to with skepticism to the announcement of the investigation, and there have been calls for an independent inquiry with a focus on the government’s responsibility for the events leading up to the explosion.https://arab.news/2bjmj 
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,122 to 215,336, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.The reported death toll rose by twelve to 9,195, the tally showed.https://arab.news/2e8c9 
An assessment by the Lyon-based organization found a “significant target shift” by criminals from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure.“Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19,” said Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock.https://arab.news/wjywe 
Pakistan’s worst locust infestation in about 30 years started in June 2019, when the insects came over from Iran in a surge climate experts link to changing conditions conducive to the spread of the insects.This summer, the locusts are breeding locally, says the Pakistani government, which is trying to head off another attack by spraying pesticides on newborn locusts — called hoppers because they cannot fly — in desert areas on the Indian border.But worries that the pesticides could be harmful to plants, animals and people have motivated researchers to seek chemical-free methods of cutting the locust population.https://arab.news/m9m3p 
Carrie Tharp, vice president of retail and consumer at Google Cloud, said that her team had this year tossed out its linear growth model to predict how many servers it will need to process web orders for retailers around Black Friday.“We’re planning for peak on top of peak,” she said on Monday.That could be a boon for Google Cloud, which has generated about 30 percent of its revenue during the fourth quarter the last two years.https://arab.news/gx7d9 
The Kuwaiti lessor will now buy 20 aircraft from Boeing, instead of 40, with new delivery dates, it said in a bourse filing.Additional details of the agreement could not be disclosed due to confidentiality clauses, it said.Alafco said it was “looking forward to a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with Boeing.”Alafco and Boeing did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment.https://arab.news/mbh5r 
It all started at my friend’s birthday party three years ago where we ice skated and I fell in love with the sport.I started going every day after that.My mom signed me up for classes when she saw my love for the sport,” Malak Al-Shaya told Arab News.She said: “My mom was the one that encouraged me.At that birthday party, my mom and the coach said I was a natural because I just went for it.”She came 4th at the Houston Invitational 2020 in March.She said that she will work harder next year to win first place.https://arab.news/rc3yw 
The 27-year-old American became the third-youngest US PGA Tour player in the past 60 years to reach 13 career wins, behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus and just ahead of Rory McIlroy.Koepka, who seeks a third consecutive PGA Championship victory next week in San Francisco, closed with a double bogey after finding water off the 18th tee and slid into sharing second on 270 with US compatriots Daniel Berger and Phil Mickelson and England’s Tom Lewis.https://arab.news/43jh4 
The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of the world’s most relevant currencies, has fallen 10 percent since the currency’s high in March.In July the dollar slid 4 percent to a 2-year low.At the same time gold, another safe haven, hit a record high over fears of inflation, because of massive stimulus packages across the world, as well as the state of the global economy.
It is not clear why these steps were decided at this time.Were they based on political, military or financial reasons?European and American critics have charged that the moves could weaken NATO and undermine US allies’ trust in its commitment to the principle of mutual defense, which underpins the North Atlantic alliance.US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper deflected such criticism by saying that the troop redeployment would strengthen NATO, enhance deterrence and reassure allies.https://arab.news/4zjhk 
The evacuation will take at least four days with domestic airlines operating approximately 100 flights daily from Danang to 11 Vietnamese cities, the government said in a statement.The Southeast Asian country was back on high alert after the government on Saturday confirmed its first community infections since April, and another three cases on Sunday, all in the tourism hot spot of Danang.https://arab.news/y4qm3 
It recorded its biggest quarterly decline in the Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent region, where volumes fell 12.2 percent to 7.2 million containers.“Overall, we are encouraged that our business has performed better than expected and, while the outlook is still uncertain, we remain positive on the medium- to long-term fundamentals of the industry,” Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said in a statement.https://arab.news/n8ckq 
McDonalds’s support for the biggest civil rights protests to hit the United States in decades came as no surprise.As she writes in her book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” the relationship between McDonald’s and black Americans is uniquely complex — a story of empowerment running up against the limits of American capitalism and inequality.https://arab.news/brpzj 
United finished third after a nervy 2-0 win in a Champions League shootout against Leicester while Chelsea ended in fourth spot after beating Wolves 2-0 thanks to two goals on the stroke of halftime.At the other end of the table, Bournemouth and managerless Watford dropped to the Championship while Aston Villa fans breathed a huge sigh of relief after they got the draw they needed at West Ham.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710491/sport
On Sunday, the Korean Baseball Organization allowed a limited number of fans, or 10 percent of the stadium capacity, to watch games live.They entered stadiums after their temperatures and smartphone QR codes were checked.During the games, they were required to wear masks and sit at least a seat apart while being banned from eating food and drinking any alcoholic beverages in line with the KBO guidelines.https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710261/sport
Military relations have always been tense between these two Caucasus countries following the dismemberment of the Soviet Union.The bone of contention is the Nagorno-Karabakh province, which is an Azeri enclave.It was made an autonomous oblast (administrative region) of Azerbaijan by Joseph Stalin in 1923.In the run-up to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the Armenians living in Karabakh started to ask for the transfer of the province from Azerbaijan to Armenia.Full-fledged military confrontations took place between the late 1980s and May 1994. https://arab.news/6s5sa
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