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September 29, 2014

U.S. air strikes are targeting IS militants inside Syria. (AFP/File)
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The U.S. carried out air strikes in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey.
Wealth management can be provided by large corporate entities, independent financial advisers or multi-licensed portfolio managers who design services to focus on high-net-worth clients.
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“With the rise in the number of affluent investors in recent years, there has been an increasing demand for sophisticated financial solutions, including the Gulf,” he added.
Israel's war against Hamas came at the beginning of the peak tourist season, which includes July and August and runs through the Jewish High Holiday season and early winter.
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The summertime fighting delivered a serious hit to Israel's thriving tourism industry, causing losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and sparking concern that aftershocks may continue well after the war.
What is really alarming is the fact that currently 63 percent of Saudi students are enrolled in majors unsuitable for the needs of the labor market.
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Only nine percent of high school graduates have taken up technical and vocational programs in the Kingdom compared with 41 percent in OECD member countries and 37 percent in Turkey

September 28, 2014

Hisham is looking worse for wear as he suffers in the ICU with a rare disease! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Hisham Tala'at Mustafa who killed Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim is in the ICU suffering from a rare disease. Should he be permitted to travel abroad for treatment?
Eden Hazard
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The Belgian attacker has constantly been linked with a move to the French capital but says he is happy in west London and looking forward to growing with the club
Khaled was renowned for his brilliant acting and hilarious sense of humor! (Image: Facebook)
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In honor of the late actor Khaled Saleh, the filmmakers of "The Island 2" have decided to cancel an important event his fans were looking forward to.
The two jets carried out armed reconnaissance missions but did not conduct air strikes. (AFP/File)
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For the first time since Britain's parliament authorized air strikes against Islamic State militants, two RAF jets flew combat missions over Iraq.
Lebanese activists vowed to file a lawsuit against the journalist for his remarks. (AFP/File)
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A group of Lebanese activists held a protest at the offices of al-Jazeera in Beirut over anti-army remarks made by an al-Jazeera journalist over the weekend.
As per the deal, these companies will manufacture, supply and implement a feeder line project in the capital from the water tanks to three different locations within the city.
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The Saudi government has awarded a contract worth more than SR1.4 billion ($373 million) to three local companies for a major water project in the capital Riyadh.
Multiple Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped during clashes on the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
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A Lebanese MP announced that the Free Syrian Army has saved multiple Lebanese soldiers from their jihadist kidnappers.
Covering the panoramic view of Paris, the fashion show will present extraordinary collections from eight countries and mark Jessica’s eighth history making catwalk around the world.
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Covering the panoramic view of Paris, the fashion show will present extraordinary collections from eight countries and mark Jessica’s eighth history making catwalk around the world.
Since the beginning of 2014 and up until August, the year-to-date passenger traffic surged by 12.1 per cent to 4.93 million.
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"This is the first time in QAIA history that we exceed such a benchmark, and we eagerly look forward to reaching even greater heights in the future," he added.
Oil accounts for 95 percent of state revenue in Libya and 65 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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While the battle for control of Libya's oil ports has been seen as a critical indicator of victory in the civil war, the money received from oil sales currently has one sole destination: the Central Bank of Libya.
Andy Murray
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Andy Murray ended a frustrating dry spell stretching back almost 15 months as he won the Shenzhen Open on Sunday, fighting back past Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (11-9), 6-1 and saving five match point.
Its Egyptian project is seen as part of economic and political support of Egypt by the United Arab Emirates.
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The project would not only mark a huge expansion of Arabtec’s business but also boost Egypt’s struggling economy and help to resolve a housing shortage that has become a major source of political discontent.
Iraqi FM Ibrahim al-Ja'afari reiterated Iraq's desire to keep foreign troops out of Iraq. (AFP/File)
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Iraq's Foreign Minister once again rejected the idea of foreign troops in Iraq at the U.N. General Assembly.
Parliament leader Agelia Saleh Eissa spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. (AFP/File)
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Libya's new parliament held a swearing-in ceremony Sunday.
Juan Mata
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The playmaker is set to be the subject of a bid from his former club in January.
Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini is of the opinion that his side would eventually win the Champions League.
An F-15E Strike Eagle waits to take off before strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. (AFP PHOTO / US Air Force)
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An al-Qaeda member expressed condolences for the death of senior operative Mohsin al-Fadhli.
Hajj is one of the Five Pillars, the five core acts in Islam that serve as the foundation of Muslim life. All Muslims must perform the mandatory pilgrimage to Mecca at, so lo least one time, if they are physically and financially able to do so. A tall order, as the experience isn’t cheap.
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Hajj 2014: Countdown to the Islamic Pilgrimage
Turkish and Syrian Kurds shout slogans after destroying the border fence into Kobani in neighboring Syria during a demonstration near the Mursitpinar border crossing, in Sanliurfa province, on September 26, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Protesters in Cizre, near the Turkish border with Syria, threw petrol bombs and firecrackers at security forces.
Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.
Who knows, this kid might have a career ahead as an escape artist … (Image: Ma'an)
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The wife of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israel gave birth to twins from her husband's smuggled sperm.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
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PM's comments come after Abbas accuses Israel of "genocide"; Netanyahu's first scheduled engagement on the sidelines of the General Assembly will be with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Haifa Wehbe's quick trip to Tunisia was a big surprise. (Image: Instagram)
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She didn't even let the press know she was coming, but Haifa Wehbe did in fact hit up Tunisia.
Lionel Messi
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Chelsea would reportedly make a new bid for Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi at the end of the season after they failed with an attempt to lure the Argentine to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Shabola always has something to sing about.
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Disgusted and disappointed with the filth on the streets, Shabola is in studio recording a song about trash.
Nour El Sherif just loves him some cigarettes.
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Naughty, naughty Nour El Sherif keeps hiding his packs of cigarettes from his upset co-stars after his doctor ordered him to stop smoking because of his severe lung issues.
A thumb extender for larger cell phone users. (YouTube)
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Japanese people aren't blessed with the largest of fingers but they make up for it with ingenuity. Check out this fake thumb that helps anyone navigate a large cellphone screen; Lebanese Army crushes IS motorcycles; and Michelle Bachmann rallies the troops.
Will Ezz have no choice but to admit that Zeina's twins are really his? (Image: Facebook)
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Yes, Zeina and Ahmed Ezz are still fighting over who's telling the truth about their alleged secret marriage and the paternity of Zeina's twins!
Negotiation deal may be in the works for Lebanese hostages as PM Salam asks Turkey and Qatar to aid release efforts. (AFP/File)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked Qatar and Turkey to help secure the release of Lebanese hostages, saying Lebanon would support a negotiation deal.
Revolution Records snatching a selfie at a recent concert. This hip hop band is coming to Alexandria this week (Image: Facebook).
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There's no shortage of entertaining things to occupy your time in Egypt this week.
This beauty is going to Bosnia, well, her face is at least! (Image: Facebook)
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As the first Arab drama to be aired on the European continent, the newly married woman's show "Itiham" (Accusation) is Bosnia bound.
American and Canadian activists have been trying to keep Israeli cargo ships from docking at the ports of Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver. (Image: Zim)
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Protesters in Oakland, California prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading its goods at the city's port.
International attention was forced back on Bahraini authorities this month following the release of renowned rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja. (AFP/File)
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Following anti-government protests in 2011, Bahrain's prison population has doubled, boasting at least 2,000 political prisoners and the Arab world's second highest prison population rate per 100,000 people. How did this happen?
The happy couple: George and Amal on their wedding eve! (Image: Daily Mail)
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George Clooney and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin yesterday exchanged wedding vows at Aman hotel in Venice.
Palestinian Suleiman al-Mesmari (R) stands near his camels in front of his destroyed family house after the animals, that had gone missing from the Gaza Strip during the recent bloody 50-day-conflict with Israel, were handed back by the Israeli army, on September 27, 2014 in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli media reported great efforts undertaken by the military to retrieve the expensive animals, with owner Suleiman al-Mesmari saying he had been contacting Israeli authorities on the matter for over a month. On September 25 night a surveillance team along the Gaza border tracked the camels down and troops shepherded them back into Palestinian territory, reuniting them with their Bedouin owners. (AFP / SAID KHATIB)
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Palestinian Suleiman al-Mesmari (R) stands near his camels in front of his destroyed family house after the animals,
Harassment, chaos, pollution … nothing like a nice jog through Cairo. (Image: Cairo Runners Facebook page).
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Sexual harassment, pollution and some of the world's worst traffic. Yep, that's running in Cairo.
A Yemeni supporter of Houthi rebels stands guard during a rally after the anti-government movement seized key state installations on Sept. 26. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
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Forces with links to Iran and Hezbollah are supporting Houthi rebels to boost their control of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, intelligence sources say.
Protestors at the Oakland Port. (Charlotte Silver)
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All sorts of American have joined together to support the humans of Gaza. Labor and Palestine solidarity activists are blocking an Israeli ship in the San Francisco Bay; Maroon 5 is back; which countries like IS? and some Egyptian politicians support the strikes buy the coalition.
“Thieves lie in wait and observe their victims upon leaving the bank until they get into their car."
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An analytical study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Police has revealed multiple professional plans to rob bank customers after they finish their financial transactions.
The Japanese firm kicked off its UAE expansion, with the recent opening of a new stand at Emirates Towers in Dubai.
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400% growth posted so far in 2014; Qatar, Kuwait being eyed.
Most of the retailers have gone out of supply as Apple fans queued for the midnight release of the iPhone 6 at major malls in the UAE overnight on Friday.
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"Our units were completely sold out in 45 minutes and the next consignment will come in three to four days time,”
 Already, almost 180,000 children between 6 months old and five years are being treated for severe acute malnutrition.
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When South Sudan was born, the world's youngest country had generous Western allies and sturdy oil exports, a formula that offered a chance to build a modern economy and drag its people out of their daily struggle to feed themselves.
Airlines will also need to certify their planes aren't affected by transmission signals before allowing devices to be used.
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"Basically we are saying you can have it switched on, and it's up to the airline first to allow you," Maragakis said.
His replacement is the CEO of the Emirates Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, Mubarak Al Mansouri.
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Could it be that Mr. Al Suwaidi has paid the price for calling a halt to the latest Dubai real estate boom with the raising of mortgage criteria last autumn?

September 27, 2014

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham: Oxlade-Chamberlain rescues derby point for Gunners
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The 21-year-old hammered the ball past Hugo Lloris on 74 minutes to earn a deserved draw for the Gunners, who lost both Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey to injury
A boy holds a baby as Syrian Kurds, fleeing an onslaught by the Islamic State group, cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc on Sept. 27, 2014. (AFP /Bulent Kilic)
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Air strikes continued against IS targets, Reuters reported.
Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa: Costa back on target in routine win
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The summer signing netted his eighth Premier League goal of the season in just his sixth outing as Jose Mourinho's side made easy work of Paul Lambert's high-flying Villans
Hull City 2-4 Manchester City: Lampard strikes again as Pellegrini's men survive scare
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A nightmare first half for Eliaquim Mangala gave the hosts a chance to pick up a shock point, but Manuel Pellegrini's side proved too strong for the KC Stadium outfit
Manchester United 2-1 West Ham: Hosts hang on despite Rooney red
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The Red Devils captain opened the scoring early on but set nerves jangling when he scythed down Stewart Downing in the second half, though Robin van Persie's goal told
Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to a reporter.
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The military brass in Syria are tickled pink with the air strikes done by the U.S. military and the government owned TV stations are praising Obama; Beirut's last public beach in danger; Clooney's pre-wedding shots; and a pro-Gaza exhibit in Amman.
Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Jagielka belter stuns Reds
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A stunning strike from the Toffees centre-back secured a point for the visitors, with Steven Gerrard having curled home a delicious free-kick earlier on in the second half
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled out of an ambulance outside the Maadi military hospital in Cairo on Sept. 27 before boarding a helicopter that transported him to court.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Cairo Criminal Court said it needed more time to review 160,000 pages of evidence.
George Clooney waves hello as he leaves his rehearsal dinner by boat for a stag night with his bros in Venice on September 27, 2014 (AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT).
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Friday night found celebrities riding into town for the social event of the season, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding celebrations, which began with a rehearsal dinner for family and A-list guests like Matt Damon and Cindy Crawford.
Syrians inspect damage following a reported US-led air strike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front west of Aleppo on Sept. 25. (AFP /Sami Ali)
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The New York Times reported that U.S. officials are considering a Turkish request for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani speaks during at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 24, 2014. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
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An investigative report says Israel and the UAE are paying millions to lobby U.S. journalists against Qatar.
Candles are lit as hundreds of people pay tribute to mountain-guide Herve Gourdel (poster), who was beheaded by Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria, during a gathering in the southeastern city of Nice, on September 26, 2014. Jund al-Khilifa, or "Soldiers of the Caliphate," beheaded the 55-year-old Frenchman after he was abducted on September 21 while hiking in a national park that was once a magnet for tourists but later became a sanctuary for Islamists. (AFP / VALERY HACHE)
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Candles are lit as hundreds of people pay tribute to mountain-guide Herve Gourdel
No, really, it's not sinking … (Image: Shutterstock).
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Police spoke out in response to unfounded claims circulating through social media that a portion of the iconic palm-shaped land reclamation project was submerged in seawater.
People walk past the remains of burnt tents at a Syrian refugee camp in Arsal on Sept. 25, a few hours after a raid by the Lebanese army. (AFP)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt called on the government to stop dithering on the hostage crisis and endorse a swap deal with ISIS and Nusra Front militants.
The group of ultra-orthodox men refused to sit next to women on the plane, believing they should be segregated (File/AFP)
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In what should have been a peaceful flight to Israel, some orthodox Jewish passengers turned a journey from New York to Tel Aviv into an "11-hour long nightmare" after refusing to sit next to women.
Prime Minister David Cameron said IS fighters are “psychopathic terrorists who want to kill us”, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
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British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.
Marwa loves her some Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
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Adding herself to the bandwagon of celebs supporting "Tahia Masr" (Long Live Egypt), Marwa speaks up in support of the campaign to promote tourism and boost the economy in Egypt
Chelsea v Aston Villa: Preview and Projected Lineups
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Chelsea (4-1-0) were nearly shocked by Aston Villa last season at Stamford Bridge and they will look to prevent this season’s much improved performances from the Villains from having another play for stealing away three points in London.
Liverpool v Everton: Merseyside Derby Preview and Projected Lineups
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Liverpool (2-0-3) enter the first Merseyside Derby of the season on the back of a frustrating start to the campaign knowing that a win here is what is absolutely necessary to push to get their season back on track.
Arsenal v Tottenham: North London Derby Preview and Projected Lineups
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Arsenal (2-3-0) secured a much needed league win last weekend at Villa Park, but their midweek defeat at home against Southampton to crash out of the League Cup was not how the fans had hoped to be sent out of the first competition of the campaign. The Derby needs to see the side up for it and raring to go.
Manchester United v West Ham United: Preview and Projected Lineups
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Manchester United (1-2-2) failed to hold onto a strong 1-3 away lead last week at Leicester City and saw their offense’s hard work undone with defensive frailty once more with the Foxes charging back to win 5-3. Louis Van Gaal cannot afford for another poor showing like this.

September 26, 2014

FIFA logo
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The world game's governing body has moved to place an outright suspension on the practice following pressure from Uefa
A large number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are foreign nationals (File/AFP)
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Nine Japanese citizens have reportedly joined the Islamic State according to an Israeli official, although the information has not yet been verified.
Frank Lampard
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The Arsenal boss believes that there are both moral and legal issues surrounding the 36-year-old's temporary move to the Premier League champions from New York City
Syrian refugees arrive at the port of Limassol after being rescued close to Cyprus' coast, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
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A cruise ship off the coast of Cyprus rescued around 300 Syrian refugees from a fishing boat. The refugees had reportedly spent days at sea before being found on the faulty boat.
Amal Alamuddin arriving in Milan for wedding week. (Image courtesy of People Magazine/AKM-GSI)
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The festivities are beginning in Italy tonight for the wedding week of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney.
Syrian protesters took to the streets of Arsal on Friday to voice anger against Lebanon's army crackdown (Image: The Daily Star)
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Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal protested against the army following an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants.
President Obama met with Egypt's leader, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss a range of issues, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.
Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was executed after posting messages on Facebook, criticizing the Islamic State (Image: Facebook)
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Militants from the extremist group, the Islamic State, have executed a prominent Iraqi women's rights activist in the city of Mosul.
Palestinian Muslims were previously banned from entering the holy site ahead of the Jewish new year holiday (File/AFP)
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Israel's security forces on Friday imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers praying in the Al Asqa mosque because of alleged reports of planned demonstrations.
Lebanese Muslims gather near their luggage at Beirut International Airport as they head to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on September 25, 2014. From war-ravaged Iraq to Ebola-hit Nigeria and dozens of other nations, pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, the world’s largest Muslim gathering. Beginning in early October close to two million believers will congregate in an atmosphere of brotherhood to follow the 14-century-old traditions of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. (AFP / ANWAR AMRO)
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Lebanese Muslims gather near their luggage at Beirut International Airport as they head to perform the annual hajj
Over half of Brits (57 per cent) said they supported bombing Islamic State extremists (File/AFP)
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The majority of the British public back air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria according to a YouGov poll.
Tourists study a map near an entrance to the Metro in Paris on Sept. 19. (AFP/Joel Saget)
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U.S. officials said they had no information to support Prime Minister Abadi's claims, Reuters reported.
How can you have any A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!? asks a UK school for girls … (our apologies to Pink Floyd). (Image: Shutterstock.)
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How can you take your A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!?
Stills provided by the U.S. military show the before and after scenario of Islamic State targets in Syria (Image: U.S. Department of Defense)
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The U.S. military has released footage of air strikes carried out against Islamic State positions in Syria, where the extremist group had control of several oil refineries.
MBC wrongly cited the Harry Potter actor as gay. (Image: Facebook)
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Falsely outing Hollywood stars Cameron Diaz, Harry Potter actor, and other celebrities in their "gay list of shame" article, MBC basically only shamed themselves.
Qatar's women basketball team
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Qatar's women basketball players Thursday slammed a ban on them wearing the hijab headscarf as an "insult," after forfeiting a second Asian Games match.
Raheem Sterling
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Real Madrid may boast of arrays of talents from different countries in their squad but the quest for snapping up talents will never be quenched. The Los Merengues are plotting a move for Liverpool and English football’s brightest and youngest star - Raheem Sterling.
Apple is facing claims that its new thinner iPhones can bend out of shape in the pocket.
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Pictures and videos of warped and damaged iPhones swept the Internet as hundreds of users realised their new smartphones were ruined.

September 25, 2014

Saudi Arabia sent Egypt $3 billion worth of refined oil products from April up to the first week of this month, an official from Egypt’s state oil company told Reuters on Thursday.
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The petroleum aid has not, however, managed to noticeably ease Egypt’s energy frequent power cuts, even in upscale areas.
According to the Survey, the top priorities of HNWIs and family owned businesses align, making this underutilisation surprising.
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KPMG has identified one possibly underutilised route for investment with the involvement of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), many of whom have family business experience as well as significant investment capital.
The Central Bureau of Statistics predicts only 2% growth in 2014, compared with 3.2% in 2013, based on preliminary figures for January-August 2014.
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The effect of Operation Protective Edge on tourism is also being felt,
Nawal al Zoghbi - This 42-year-old Pop Queen puts the “M” in MILF with her hot bod and to-sweat-for figure hailing from Lebanon. The mum-of-three was the first female singer to make music videos in the Arab world (no, we’re not talking about the kind featuring plumbers waiting to fix her pipes!)
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Caution: Arab MILFs ahead! Hold your breath as you browse through the hottest Moms in Arab showbiz!
Children sit in the rubble of their house in Gaza City on Sept. 25. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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The two rival Palestinian factions have reached a unity government agreement for Gaza, according to wire service reports.
The round-the-world tour is expected to take 25 flying days over a period of four to five months.
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The goal is to promote technological values together to preserve the planet’s resources, in a bid to encourage political leaders and organisations to adopt cleaner and more efficient technologies.
An armed Houthi rebel child mans a checkpoint in Sana'a on Sept. 23, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Several Iranian military personnel previously detained in Yemen’s national security headquarters have been released by Houthi rebels who are in control of most of the capital.
Luis Suarez
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Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez scored his first two goals for Barcelona in the club's training ground as an experimental Barca B side beat an Indonesia Under-19 team 6-0 on Wednesday.
Major Mariam Al Mansouri could probably lay a serious beating on most TV hosts … just saying …  (AFP Photo/WAM).
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Host Eric Bolling on Fox News' "The Five" deemed the UAE's first female fighter pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri "boobs on the ground" in a tone-deaf joke.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 24. (AFP/Don Emmert)
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About 260 Boko Haram militants surrendered Thursday to Nigerian authorities, following the reported death of their leader.
Syrian refugees in Arsal have been at the forefront of clashes between Lebanon's army and militants since last month (File/AFP)
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Syrian refugees in Arsal reportedly raised the black flag of the extremist group the Islamic State in protest over the Lebanese army's crackdown on a nearby camp.
Egyptian actor Khaled Saleh waves to the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 (AFP file photo).
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Khaled Saleh was one of Egypt's most respected actors over the last two decades, with an impressive list of cinema and television productions under his belt.
David Cameron sits with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani met British Prime Minister David Cameron at the UN in the first meeting between both nations since the Iranian revolution in 1979.