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Egypt national football team
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Egypt will play two friendlies against Guinea and South Africa in preparation for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers
Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah
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Overdrive Racing’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah continues to rewrite the history books after confirming a third FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies drivers’ title...
Aisha Al Balooshi (Photo: Emarat Alyoum)
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Aisha Al Balooshi after her Rio exploits — and on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day — has vowed to strive for gold at the forthcoming Jordan Weightlifting tournament to be held next month.
Ruth Jebet is felicitated after she arrives in Bahrain following her achievements in Rio and Paris (Photo: BNA)
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Kingdom ‘ready’ to support all those who have skills, potential to compete
Turkish counter terrorism police carried out raids in three Istanbul neighbourhoods. (AFP/File)
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The suspects were reportedly apprehended in a joint operation between Turkish and Macedonian police on Aug. 12.
Humaid won the prize in a draw at the Yas Island tourist resort (Yas Island release)
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Humaid won the prize in a draw at the Yas Island tourist resort.
Katherin Jane Wilson. (AFP/File)
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Katherine Jane Wilson, an Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Jalalabad, has been released after four months.
Relations between Israel and Turkey were disrupted in May 2010 after Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara, killing ten Turkish citizens as they attempted to sail to Gaza to break the blockade. (AFP/File)
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Last week the Turkish parliament approved the normalization of relations with Israel.
The Israeli Knesset may introduce measures to punish MKs who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. (AFP/File)
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MK Ahmed Tibi spoke out, saying 'the occupation deserves to be boycotted.'
#PayPal4Palestine campaign is calling for a rethink (AFP / Karen Bleier)
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#PayPal4Palestine campaign is calling for a rethink.
Muslim women protest about France’s decision to ban the veil. (AFP/File)
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A video circulating online shows two Muslim women being refused service by the alleged owner of Le Cenacle restaurant.
Saudi soldiers from an artillery unit fire shells from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border. (AFP/File)
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Six other people were injured when a missile hit homes in the southern province of Najran.
Women make up just 26.7 per cent of all its oil and energy industry profiles, the lowest percentage among the industries examined.  (Mena Herald)
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As the energy sector undergoes a rapid transformation, the oil and gas industry is still struggling with exceptionally low female-to-male ratios when compared to other fields of work.
Beyonce accepted the Best Female Video award from Team USA's gold medallist gymnasts. (AFP/Jason Kempin)
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Queen Bey rocked a golden sequinned jumpsuit and cape by Elie Saab to accept her award for Best Female Video at the MTV VMAs!
A Turkish army tank enters Syria last week (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Multiple Arabic-language outlets reported the Turkish president’s comments.
The imports of fruit and vegetables from Turkey increased by 30 percent this year after the signing of a number of agreements with Turkish companies. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia will import about 120,000 tons of fruit and vegetables from Turkey to meet increased demand during the current Haj season.
Weight loss surgery is a growing trend in Jordan. (Shutterstock)
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Weight loss surgeries are on the rise in Jordan, prompting a reevaluation of safety and standards.
Many students spend the majority of their time on their iPads. (File photo)
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Here's how to harness technology to help ease your kids back into school.
Identify your major life goals so that you can determine when you will need to pay for them and how you will ensure you have the funds to do so. (File photo)
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In the second of a three-part series, we look at common financial milestones and setting a strategy to achieve them.
Multitasking is essential for productive people, but you have to choose the activities to pair. (Shutterstock)
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This is how to find time to handle work, tick things off your to-do list, have a social life and still have the time to sleep.
Moufid in his hotel room in Athens. (AFP)
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The new beginning in Greece of a Syrian restaurant owner; Syrian athletes' incredible journey against the odds at Rio 2016; an interesting perspective on the topic of the burkini ban; and the corruption threats raised by the way Clinton Foundation funds have been raised.
The Turkish incursion into Syria was apparently aimed at preventing the Kurdish forces from further advancing. (AFP/File)
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50 Turkish tanks have reportedly been deployed, under aerial cover by Turkish fighter jets, to the city of Jarablus in northern Syria.
It takes approximately one year to drill, another year for appraisal, two to three years to hammer out a production plan and another two to three years for full production before Lebanon can begin exporting gas. (Shutterstock)
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Two decrees on delineating the offshore blocks and laying out an exploration and production-sharing agreement remain stalled in the Cabinet.
The Culturama cinema, Soho Square, Sharm El Sheikh. (Culturama)
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The Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival will take place between 25 February and 3 March.
The coast of Oman. (AFP/File)
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An Omani fisherman's quick thinking helped save 11 sailors from a sinking vessel off of the Omani coast.
Journalists protest the crackdown on press freedom in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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Badr was arrested May 1 when security forces stormed Egypt's press syndicate.
The government originally proposed the tax rate to be 14 per cent but agreed to comprise the rate by one per cent to meet the demands of MPs calling for a lower rate. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The VAT is expected to replace the current sales tax and broaden the tax base by subjecting all services to the tax while maintaining the principle of exempting basic goods and services that affect the poor.
Queen Rania stressed that patience is essential in every field except in education, due to the fast pace of advancements with which Jordan must keep up. (Instagram/Queen Rania Al Abdullah)
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Queen Rania has called for essential educational reforms including improving vocational programs and revamping school curricula to meet present-day needs and standards.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed anti-Muslim sentiment against immigrants in the EU. (AFP/File)
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Several EU members oppose any plans to take in any refugees from the Mideast and South Asia.
Lebanese forces on patrol in a northern border village following a militant attack. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon is in the midst of an ongoing crackdown on extremist cells in the country.
Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. (AFP/File)
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Surprisingly, directors and senior officials of the said departments were not present during Shaikh Mohammed's surprise visit, according to the posts of Khalifa Saeed Salman, Director of the Protocol Department of Dubai on social media.
Thousands attended the funeral of Ahman Halaweh who was beaten to death by Palestinian security officers. (Twitter)
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Mourners called for Nablus district Governor Akram Rujoub to resign from office and for those responsible for for the killing to be held accountable.
OPEC’s second-largest producer, trailing Saudi Arabia, Iraq depends on oil sales for 95 percent of its public spending. (AFP/File)
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Iraq plans to increase its output to expand its market share, despite its commitment to strengthening OPEC's role in balancing the oil market.
Onlookers gather at the site of a Daesh-group claimed twin bombing that targeted Yemeni forces in the southern city of Aden on May 23, 2016 (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
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A bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a building of pro-government forces in northern Aden.
Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said on August 28, 2016. (AFP/Christof Stache)
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Last year 1 million refugees and migrants arrived in Germany.
French mayors refuse to remove the bikini ban despite France's Council of State suspending the ban. (AFP/File)
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France’s Council of State suspended the controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimsuits on the grounds that it violates the basic freedoms of dress, religious expression and movement.
Iraqi women and children sit in the back of a truck at an army checkpoint at Ayn al-Tamer crossing at the entrance to Karbala province on January 6, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives in a powerful bomb explosion that ripped through a residential neighborhood in Iraq’s central province of Karbala.
Iraqi soldiers on patrol during an operation in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
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Seven Daesh militants were killed in the clashes.
Hassan Nazeri, from central Afghanistan, is an assistant professor of film. He now lives in Germany. He had to lie to Greek coastguards that he was Tibetan to avoid being pushed back to Turkey. (Twitter/Fight for Life)
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Since the Syrian refugee crisis, Afghan asylum seekers in Europe have had to work harder to prove their lives are in danger. But for many of the more than 55,000 who applied for asylum in Germany in the past five years, deportation means a death sentence.
A file photo of Free Syrian Army fighters. (AFP/File)
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The FSA field commander, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of Daesh retribution, said eight villages within a 20 kilometer (12 mile) radius of the city, which lies on the western bank of the Euphrates River, had been taken from PKK/PYD militants.
Russian fighter jets take off from the Hmeimim military base in the Latakia province of Syria (AFP Photo/Vadim Grishankin)
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Russia is using Syria as a pawn in a global chess game.
El-Badry (R) during the press conference on Saturday (Photo: Ahly's official Facebook page)
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Newly signed coach Hossam El-Badry expressed great delight over his return to Ahly during his official unveiling on Saturday
Missile is seen inside an underground depot in an undisclosed location in Iran. (File photo)
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The Russian missile systems will soon also be used to defend the country's other nuclear facilities.
The new measures appear to be a response to directives issued by Saudi’s King Salman earlier this month, designed to protect foreign workers and guarantee they are paid. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia will provide free legal representatives in order to expedite the complaints of expat workers in court, regardless of nationality.
Syrian refugees light candles to place them outside the French embassy to Germany in Berlin on November 15, 2015 for victims of the November 13 attacks in Paris. (AFP Photo/Tobias Schwarz)
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The first two guides are husband and wife Samer and Arij Serawan, who fled Syria six months ago.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. (AFP/File)
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Prime Minister Hamdallah Hamdallah said that operations would continue throughout the West Bank to "impose security" and “arrest all fugitives.
Airport fees have until recently been avoided by Gulf states as they seek to gain a competitive advantage for business and to become regional hubs.  (Flickr/Mohamod Fasil)
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Qatar's new airport tax of $10 will be applied to exiting and transiting passengers, excluding infants, those that do not require an aircraft change and involuntary rerouting.
She loves to put her own 'spin' on things. (Facebook)
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She loves to put her own 'spin' on things.
Oil producing countries will hold an informal meeting in Algeria next month though it looks unlikely that they will reach an agreement to cut or freeze production to prop up oil prices.  

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Petrol prices have gone up in the UAE as global crude oil prices recover due to talk of a possible deal between oil producing countries to stabilise oil prices at the upcoming informal OPEC meet in Algeria next month.
Saber Rebai with the 'Israeli soldier." (File photo)
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The BDS Movement won't be happy to hear that.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) met on August 26, 2016 in Geneva for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria. (AFP/File)
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After meeting off-and-on for nearly 10 hours in Geneva on Friday, there was only minor progress to achieving a ceasefire,
Myriam and Dany on their wedding day. (
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That's where she said "I do."
Is it real or has it been enlarged? (Instagram)
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Is it real or has it been enlarged?
Gone with the Wind was one of the movies mentioned (YouTube)
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The hashtag changes popular Hollywood movie names to things associated with the Middle East, but some are calling it racist.

August 28, 2016

Al-Nasr's starting eleven pose for a group picture during the Asian Champions League quarter-final football match between Qatar's El-Jaish and UAE's Al-Nasr at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha on August 24, 2016.

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Al-Nasr's starting eleven pose for a group picture during the Asian Champions League quarter-final football match between Qatar's El-Jaish and UAE's Al-Nasr at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha on August 24, 2016. KARIM JAAFAR / AFP
Palestinian students. (File photo)
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The difference between Israeli and Arab schools is just striking; this photographer hopes to highlight life in the occupied West Bank through his pictures; and Palestinian athletes defying conventions through sport.
Photo: @CmdotCom_En
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#Everton close to signing #Brahimi
When the Arabic word for "Daesh" was typed into Bing Translate, the words “Saudi Arabia” would appear as the English translation. (Twitter)
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The technical error caused an uproar in Saudi Arabia, where many Saudi social media users called for a boycott of Bing and Microsoft.
Milovan Rajevac
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Milovan Rajevac, chief coach of the Algerian football team has said he needs time and support in order to cultivate his strategy into his team and lead the North African side to success.
How cool is that hat/scarf fusion? (Facebook)
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An interview with the musician chatting about this latest work, hopes for the future and that cool trip to Chile!
Fawaz Al-Hasawi
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Kuwait Football Association (KFA) Chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi said here on Sunday that the focus during the next phase will be on...
A fighter from the Government of National Unity (GNA) stands in a severely damaged state regulation prison after taking control of the area from the Daesh group in Sirte, east of the capital on August 26, 2016.
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The forces claim the Sirte recapture is imminent as they have managed to bring most of the city under their control.
Turkish policewomen stand guard at the entrance of the the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
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The unprecedented move aims at helping those policewomen who want to observe the Islamic hijab while on duty.
A picture released by the official website of the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on January 14, 2016 shows him (R) meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Iraqi Thamer al-Sabhan in the capital Baghdad. (AFP/File)
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Senior Iraqi officials reportedly requested Riyadh to adopt proper measures, and find a replacement to the 49-year diplomat.
Members of the Red Crescent and a Syrian army soldier gather at the entrance of a damaged building in the government-controlled part of the besieged town of Daraya. (AFP/File)
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Members of the Red Crescent and a Syrian army soldier gather at the entrance of a damaged building in the government-controlled part of the besieged town of Daraya. (AFP/File )
Patriot anti-missile batteries installed at the Diyarbakir military airport in southeastern Turkey. (AFP/File)
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Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge, sending passengers and staff running for shelter, though no casualties have been reported.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (left) sparked protests when he handed over two islands to Riyadh after trade talks with Saudi King Salman in April 2016. (AFP/File)
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Adly’s release comes after nearly four months of detention in difficult conditions as he remained in solitary confinement for a long period in violation of prison regulations.
She just lurrrves attention! (Instagram)
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Might as well bare it all!
Jordanian Dinar. (AFP/File)
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In two years, Jordan is set to review its bilateral trade agreements in the wake of UK leaving the European Union.
Uber and Careem suspended their operations in Abu Dhabi as of yesterday, August 27. (File photo)
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Both app-based car services announced temporary suspensions without giving reasons or indications of when services would resume.
The women competing have been body-shamed and criticized by vindictive social media users. (Facebook)
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The women competing have been body-shamed and criticized by vindictive social media users.
If you compile a list of these big factors and compare what lenders offer you, you should be able to make an informed decision based on the best rates and terms. (File photo)
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Make an informed decision based on the best rates and terms.
The happy couple! (Instagram)
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She tied the knot in Lebanon on Saturday.
Inconsistencies included incorrect information on the institution of education, qualification, inaccurate job titles and wages; and even false or forged documents. (File photo)
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Nearly 90 percent of discrepancies are related to employment history and education, according to a new report.
New World Wealth ranked the different countries according to the total amount of wealth, including property, cash, equities and business interests. (File photo)
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One nation's private fortunes jump by $200 billion in just six months, according to New World Wealth report.
An increasing number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices are showing up in shops with the same problem. (File photo)
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Apple has been at the forefront of introducing various touch capabilities, but its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appear to suffer from design flaws that are killing the devices more quickly than one would expect.
Cuts would focus on areas where there are already a high number of Kuwaiti, GCC and Bedouin teachers, such as in social sciences. (Pixabay)
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Lists have been allegedly prepared containing the names of up to 400 teachers that can be released by the end of the upcoming school year.
Refugees arrive at main train station in Munich, Germany. (AFP/File)
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Despite a drop in the number of refugees arriving in Germany, requests from refugees for help in locating individuals has risen.
Kuwait Football Association headquarters
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Kuwait has formally dissolved its Olympic committee and national football association, citing a number of financial irregularities, state news agency KUNA reported reported.
Leo Messi (Left) signs a Syrian fan's T-shirt. (Twitter)
11:59 GMT
The Argentinian footballer signed a Syrian fan’s shirt and some say he may have inadvertently showed his support for the Assad regime in doing so.
Mauritanian soldier guards Polisario Front rebels. (AFP/File)
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Fast-modernising Mauritania presents itself as something of a showcase for how “to do” countering violent extremism, or CVE, in Africa.
Photo: Jordan News Agency (Petra)
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Prime Minister Hani Mulqi Saturday paid an inspection tour of the sports facilities at the Al Hussein Youth City, which will host the opening ceremony of the upcoming 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016.
Photo: Fars News Agency
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Lionel Messi, the Argentinian footballer legend who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team, signed a T-shirt of one of his fans who supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where four hunger striking Palestinian prisoners are being held and handcuffed to their beds. (File)
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As widespread prisoner hunger strikes continue, four Palestinians are in critical condition and handcuffed to their hospital beds.
Egypt's cotton output has been declining for the past decade after farmers failed to adapt to shifting consumer demand for mass-produced items made from short- or medium-staple fiber, according to USDA. (Welspun India)
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Welspun India has has lost 42 percent of its market value after being dropped by US retail giant Target for allegedly substituting cheap cotton and falsely labelling its products as Egyptian cotton.
The superstar gave his fans a night to remember. (Facebook)
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The superstar gave his fans a night to remember.
Emirati women take a selfie during the opening festivities for the Arab Media Forum in Dubai. (AFP/File)
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UAE is celebrating Emirati Women's Day across the country, highlighting how women are contributing to UAE's society and industry.
In July, Iran produced around 3.6 million bpd, 17 percent higher than during the first quarter of the year when initial production considerations emerged. (File photo)
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Iran's oil minister restated that there was a responsibility to restore stability in the energy market, but reviving the country's 'lost share' was a priority.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AFP/Robyn Beck)
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US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has once again pledged to deport “illegal immigrants” as soon as he is sworn in as president.
The hip hop artist is launching his new album in September. (
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The aspiring artist is launching his new album in September.
The 35-year-old actor posted a first-ever photo on the social media site at Colbert's urging while appearing on Wednesday's episode of The Late Show. (Instagram)
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Rami Malek, who plays a hacker on Mr Robot, admitted to Stephen Colbert that he's not that tech-savvy, so The Late Show helped him with his account.
Iraqi forces traveling to Khalidiya. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi forces cleared Khalidiya, in the Anbar province, of Daesh militants, as the army continues to advance toward Mosul.
The acquisition of Digiturk represents the largest deal in BeIN's history and a major milestone in their global expansion. (File photo)
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Digiturk is a major pay-TV operator in Turkey with approximately 3.3 million subscribers, offering a mix of leading sports and entertainment content across 219 standard and HD national channels.
Fighters loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi march toward a hilltop position in Taiz on August 18, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
08:00 GMT
A Saudi airstrike hit a minibus of civilians in Taiz, Yemen, killing over a dozen people onboard.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih stated that huge emphasis will be put in the future on foreign investments. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
At a US-Saudi Arabian Business Council Conference, the Saudi Energy Minister hinted that Aramco shares underwriting might be issued at the start of 2018.
smoke rises from an airstrike in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
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A US airstrike on a Taliban-run prison killed dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers in addition to the Taliban targets.
The initiative was taken voluntarily by 39 international pharmaceutical companies, saving up to Dh267 million for patients in one year.  (File photo)
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The reduction was part of the seventh and final medicine price reduction initiative launched by the ministry five years ago.
The Lycian Way: This 500 km (300 mi) trail through southern Turkey is a combination of village paths, animal tracks & country roads. It was designed to give hikers a window into the 3,000-year-old kingdom of Lycia, and the trek passes by historical sites like ancient Byzantine monasteries, in addition to evergreen forests & desolate beaches.
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Think the Middle East is all desert and conflict? Think again.