Robbie Corey-Boulet
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Hamas delegation to arrive in Egypt for Gaza truce talks
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - April 29, 2024 - 2:39pm
A Hamas delegation is due to arrive Monday in Egypt, where it will respond to Israel's latest proposal for a long-sought hostage-release deal and truce in the Gaza Strip after almost seven months of war.
'It hurts': Gaza war robs Muslim world of Ramadan joy
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - March 8, 2024 - 12:02pm
For Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is a time of prayer, reflection and joyful evening meals, but all Gazans wish for this year is an end to five months of war and suffering.
Saudi Arabia debates first store for alcoholic drinks
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - January 26, 2024 - 3:36pm
The news that Saudi Arabia will allow its first alcohol shop has citizens and foreigners alike mulling one question: is this a minor policy tweak, or a major upheaval?
Foreign firms race to open Saudi offices before deadline
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - November 19, 2023 - 2:18pm
A wave of ribbon-cutting ceremonies is sweeping the Saudi capital as multinationals face a January deadline to open regional headquarters in the Gulf kingdom or lose out on government contracts.
Little respite in fighting as Ukraine marks Orthodox Christmas
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - January 8, 2023 - 9:19am
Ukrainians and Russians marked Orthodox Christmas on Saturday, as the 36-hour ceasefire ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin ran its course with little sign the fighting had eased.
Ukraine garage turns beat-up cars into battlefield assets
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - January 4, 2023 - 6:15pm
The vehicles are donated or purchased by fundraising Ukrainian volunteers, who often import them from neighboring countries, including Poland, Latvia and Estonia.
Ethiopia starts generating power at Nile mega-dam
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - February 21, 2022 - 8:31am
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to be the largest hydroelectric scheme in Africa but has been at the centre of a dispute with downstream nations Egypt and Sudan ever since work first began in 2011.&n...
In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth
by Robbie Corey-Boulet - September 22, 2019 - 9:00am
When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.
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