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May 11, 2016

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel speaks during the 7th annual meeting of Clinton Global Initiative. (AFP/Daniel Berehulak)
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Saudi Princess Amerah Al Taweel called on Muslims to spread message about Islam being a symbol of peace and harmony.
With jittery Europe still reeling from a string of terrorist attacks and flush with accusations of security failures, Euro 2016 organizers are trying to set minds at ease.
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Shortly after the man in the hat, one of three terrorists who attacked Brussels' airport in March, was arrested, the federal prosecutors said they had made a discovery...
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off today amid heightened security measures including bomb sweeps and extensive bag checks. (
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The Cannes Film Festival kicks off today amid heightened security measures including bomb sweeps and extensive bag checks.
A representational image of a pipe bomb. (AFP/File)
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A sweep of Hizma revealed nine pipe bombs, four of which exploded and wounded an IDF soldier.

May 22, 2016

Rebel fighters fill bags with rubble from destroyed buildings they will use to strengthen a front-line position in a rebel-held area of Daraa, southern Syria, on May 18, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abazeed)
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Individuals have perished in Syrian government jails due to torture, 'horrible' conditions, lack of medication and food during five years of war.
A displaced Iraqi collects boxes of food donated by the World Food Program. (AFP/File)
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At least 125 United Nations member states to gather in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday.

May 15, 2016

Director Nasri Hajjaj in Cannes this week. (
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‘Munich: A Palestinian Story’ by director Nasri Hajjaj claims German police, not Palestinian hostage-takers, killed Israeli athletes at 1972 Olympics.
A Femen activist makes a protest at a French church in 2013 (AFP / File)
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Femen bared their boobs in a protest against academic and activists Tariq Ramadan
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said in its latest monthly market report it estimated about $290 billion was cut from spending plans across the globe in the last year.  (AFP/File)
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The industry is expected to invest around $40 billion per year in exploration and appraisal, less than half its investments during 2012 to 2014, according to OPEC.

May 24, 2016

Jewish reggae singer to perform at UN General Assembly as part of conference against BDS. (
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Jewish reggae singer to perform at UN General Assembly as part of conference against BDS.

May 23, 2016

A young boy was murdered in Dubai after an older man attempted to sexually assault him. (Shutterstock)
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The body of a missing eight-year-old boy was found in Dubai and a suspect has been arrested.
Queen Rania al-Abdullah and King Abdullah II of Jordan attend their son, Crown Prince Hussein's graduation from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Facebook/Queen Rania)
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Prince Hussein graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international history.

May 21, 2016

President George W. Bush with U.S. troops in Iraq in 2003. Bush is not endorsing Donald Trump (AFP).
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The U.S. Republican party remains divided over Donald Trump's candidacy and his positions on the Middle East leading up to the party's convention

May 19, 2016

Adjustments to the regulation last month made obtaining a holiday home licence easier for property owners and allowed renters to apply for short-term permits to host guests with the agreement of their landlord. (File photo)
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The online rental site has signed an MoU with Dubai Tourism to support new holiday home regulations in the emirate.
The video has garnered almost half a million views on YouTube in under a week. (YouTube)
05:59 GMT
The viral video features 'ABBU', who 'will rock you 'til you lose your head', literally!

May 18, 2016

Israeli soldiers look on during a crackdown on Palestinian Birzeit University students outside the Ofer prison near Ramallah on 13 February 2012. (AFP/File)
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Local sources in the northernmost West Bank district of Jenin told Ma'an that Israeli troops raided the city of Jenin and detained Hamas member and former Palestinian Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Wasfi Qabaha from his home.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) exit a news conference concerning the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), on Capitol Hill, May 17, 2016, in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images/Drew Angerer)
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President Obama has promised to veto the bill and it still has to be approved by Congress.

May 17, 2016

United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, addressed the press on May 15, 2016 about the progress of the Yemen peace talks. (AFP/Yasser Al-Zayyat)
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The Yemeni government delegation withdrew from peace talks in Kuwait, citing Houthis' lack of cooperation with UN resolutions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attend talks on Syria on May 17, 2016 in Vienna. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)
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Multiple countries sent diplomats to Vienna to discuss reviving the stalled Syria peace talks.
Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Photo: Twitter/Sam Tamiz)
10:59 GMT
An Iranian minister chose a strange time to meet with two ultra-Orthodox Jewish activists: on the sidelines of an event in Tehran in support of Palestinian rights, according to reports.
Both starlets were spotted wearing Kadi's design a week apart. (Instagram)
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Both starlets were spotted wearing Kadi's design just a week apart.

May 16, 2016

A screenshot from the short film 'Don't go to Iran.' (credit: Facebook/ Told Around The World)
14:22 GMT
An expertly-produced film showing life in Iran is going viral on social media.
A general view showing the destruction in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
Some 12,000 people, including 3,000 children, have reportedly been trapped in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Khan al-Shih near Damascus, amid heavy shelling, barrel bombs, and sniper fire that bombarded the area in recent days, international aid organization Save the Children reported on Friday.
The Egyptian midfielder believes the Pharaohs will reach the 2018 World Cup because of the team's talented players
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The Egyptian midfielder believes the Pharaohs will reach the 2018 World Cup because of the team's talented players

May 14, 2016

Armed settlers overlook a Palestinian village south of Nablus during confrontations following the setting on fire of Palestinian-owned fields on Jan. 1, 2010. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Emad Abu Shamsiya, a coordinator for Human Rights Defenders, told Ma'an settlers attacked the house of Riyad Abu Hazza and beat his wife as settlers sprayed his daughter with pepper spray and caused her to faint.

May 13, 2016

Women's rights organizations in Jordan are pushing for the government to permit abortion in conditions of incest and rape.  Can such a change really happen?  (AFP/Marvin Recinos)
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Can rape survivors in Jordan obtain the right to abortion?; the newest Iranian-American comedy hero; and Sahrawi activists take to filmmaking.