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December 24, 2014

Lance Armstrong
19:31 GMT
Disgraced former US cyclist Lance Armstrong has claimed that he would never cheat at golf because the sport has a code of honour which they never had in cycling.
Sources in the energy market believe that such a step will delay development of the Leviathan field by several years.
11:20 GMT
The State will now require the companies to sell their holdings in one of the fields.

December 23, 2014

US-led airstrikes targeted militants, infrastructure, and oil/gas installations, but have also taken civilian lives. (AFP/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)
16:44 GMT
Monitoring group reviewed civilian deaths over the past three months due to US-led air strikes.

December 22, 2014

 Muhammad Ali
10:50 GMT
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital on account of diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces inspect the remains of a vehicle bearing the symbol of Daesh after it was hit by a US airstrike, north of Mosul. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
Forty Daesh militants were killed by US-led airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar province while at least five people died in two separate car bomb attacks in the country's capital, Baghdad.

December 21, 2014

The 12 or more airstrikes launched on Sunday aimed for Daesh targets north of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
18:07 GMT
Th US-led coalition hit targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo in at least 12 strikes.
This drive has seen NYU collaborate with Abu Dhabi, for an educational a programme designed to find the leaders of tomorrow.
13:58 GMT
John Sexton, the president of one the world’s top universities, explains why he decided to expand to Abu Dhabi.
The long-awaited contract, announced late Friday by the US Department of Defense, includes spare parts and is due to be completed by April 30, 2019.
13:48 GMT
US weapons maker Raytheon has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defence systems to Qatar,
Cairo plans to use the Apache attack helicopters to combat terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:15 GMT
Ten Apache helicopters arrived in Egypt on Saturday. The US had delayed the shipment due to Egypt's uncertain political situation.

December 20, 2014

The Guantanamo Bay detention facility holds 132 remaining detainees. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT
The US transferred four prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan.

December 19, 2014

The U.S. is carrying out air strikes against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
It will take at least three years for the U.S.-led coalition to reach a turning point against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria, the general in charge of the combined task force said Thursday.

December 18, 2014

ISIL targets were hit near Mosul, Irbil and also in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
US air strikes pounded ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria over the past three days, according to a statement.
Washington has given an annual aid package of about $1.5 billion to Cairo for over 30 years. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The US State Department welcomed new conditions passed by the congress granting the secretary of state more flexibility to approve aid to Egypt, while expressing worry about the human rights situation in the country.

December 17, 2014

School children in Karachi pray and mourn for the 141 victims killed during the Taliban siege, December 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT
Barack Obama condemned the Peshawar school siege, which left 141 people, mostly children, dead on Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

Tiger Woods
11:51 GMT
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.

December 14, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Ciampino International Airport, on December 14, 2014, in Rome. (Photo: AFP/file)
18:23 GMT
US officials say Washington has not yet decided whether to veto or back the UN bid, will consult with European leaders.
Franck Ribery
13:37 GMT
The ex-France international says he is settled in Bavaria and feels happily married to the club, but nonetheless admitted that he is open to a new experience elsewhere
American Egypt scholar Michele Dunne, who is also a former US diplomat, has been a critic of the 2013 ousting of president Mohamed Morsi and the handling of Egypt's new government that followed. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Egyptian authorities have refused Egyptian entry to an American Middle East researcher, citing 'security reasons,' despite the researcher being apparent invitation by a "pro-government group" to attend a conference to attend a conference.
A Turkish Kurd waves a Kurdish flag at Iraqi peshmerga forces as they enter Turkey on the way to join the fight against ISIL in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/FIle)
08:20 GMT
Two prominent Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, have been removed from the US terror blacklist by the US Congress.
The inciident comes on the heels of American photojournalist Luke Somer's death, who died at the hands of the same al-Qaeda earlier this month during an attempted rescue mission by U.S. special forces.
07:08 GMT
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants dressed in women's niqabs were confronted and killed at the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen when a bus security search prompted one of the militants to open fire.

December 12, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry has argued that the president must be free to adapt to future developments in the conflict against jihadists, although, under the US Constitution, it is Congress that has ultimate power on whether to declare war. (AFP/File)
15:38 GMT
Democrats on a US Senate panel on Thursday unanimously supported a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group without US ground troops.