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July 27, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses people demonstrating against the military coup attempt in Turkey in Ankara, Turkey on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Yasin Bulbul)
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When Prime Minister Binali Yildirim took office in May, he declared his government's first priorities would be to replace the current constitution with a presidential system.
Hanks called the film 'magnificent.' (Facebook)
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Hanks called the film 'magnificent.'
Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways have denied claims by US carriers that they were unfairly subsidized. (File photo)
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US airlines asked the US government to freeze access to Gulf airlines over what it sees as unfair government subsidies from their home countries.
Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim has rejects the Barainin regime's accusations against him. (AFP/file)
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The Bahraini regime has pressed charges of “illegal fund collections, money laundering and helping terrorism” against Sheikh Qassim.
Much of Aleppo-Syria's pre-war largest city-has been destroyed by the war (AFP/File)
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Some mocked rebel groups in the city while others showed solidarity with its inhabitants.
An aircraft is seen at Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, which the US has used to launch airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since last year. (File photo)
10:30 GMT
Turkey had shut off electricity to the base and halted the US air campaign after some officers from Incirlik were said to be involved in the coup attempt.
Metallica, Chris Martin, Usher and more international acts will also perform at the charity event. (File photo)
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Metallica, Chris Martin, Usher and more international acts will also perform at the charity event.
Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Israeli troops allegedly exchanged fire with Muhammad Faqih after surrounding the house.
Dubai's shipping cargo has declined for third consecutive quater. (File photo)
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DP World blames ‘reduction in lower-margin cargo’ for declining cargo numbers in Dubai ports.
Journalist Nazli Ilicak, a well-known government critic, has been detained after Turkey ordered the arrest of 42 journalists. (Twitter)
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Eight journalists, including Nazli Ilicak, have been captured in the ongoing clampdown in Turkey.
Ounsi's translations to Arabic include works by Shakespeare, Ionesco, Camus, Brecht. (Google)
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Ounsi's translations to Arabic include works by Shakespeare, Ionesco, Camus, Brecht.
The technology giant reported better-than-expected iPhone sales in the third quarter. (File photo)
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iPhone sales better than expected and its revenue for the current quarter will surpass analysts' views.
The United Nations flag. (Shutterstock)
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Does the UN's 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals allow the right consideration for refugees and IDPS - or will they be overlooked?
And Hollywood celebs are also in the works to attend. (
08:08 GMT
And Hollywood celebs are also in the works to attend.
The letter between Jordan and the IMF paves the way for the $700 million Extended Fund programme. (File photo)
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A total of $700 million will be deposited at the CBJ over the years of the programme.
Since the Saudi onslaught, doctors have been struggling to procure medical provisions in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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According to MSF, Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen has brought the country’s dialysis treatment centers to a breaking point.
Dubai, UAE. (File photo)
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UAE is fighting the economic downfall of decreasing oil prices by focusing on tourism, trade, and finance.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
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Three bombs were detonated across Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 23.
Middle East hotels saw mixed performances over the late spring and early summer. (File photo)
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The Middle East's hotel sector saw a widespread decline in occupancy and slight increase in room price over the past quarter.
Reporting violations in the IT sector can earn Saudis a percentage of the fine. (Shutterstock)
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Reporting Saudization violations, especially in the tech sector, could earn the reporter 25% of the fine.
Reaching out to a qualified talent pool in the Egypt is not easy feat.  (File photo)
06:30 GMT
Recruiting in the highly saturated and highly competitive Egyptian job market can be complicated.
A Palestinian girl photographs the rubble of a home demolished by the IDF on July 26, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
06:00 GMT
Palestinians protested the demolition of four homes in east Jerusalem, and the IDF responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
Ski Dubai, visible from the new Aspen Chalets. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates debuted family-sized ski-chalet themed rooms with views of Ski Dubai.
Riyad Mahrez (Photo: @goal)
05:27 GMT
Last season's PFA Players' Player of the Year should stay at the Foxes and remain a star, according to the Italian manager amid speculation surrounding his future
Ramadan Sobhi
05:14 GMT
Stoke City has officially announced the arrival of Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi
As inflation rises, the value of Egyptian currency decreases. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's high inflation rate is only expected to climb in upcoming months.
Afghan soldiers inspect a destroyed vehicle after an operation to capture Islamic State fighters in Kot District in eastern Nangarhar province on July 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan special ops captured a Daesh control center in the Nangarhar province.

July 26, 2016

22:07 GMT
#ElQudsIsPalestineCapital started trending over the weekend.
Photo: The Guardian
19:02 GMT
Israeli police said Tuesday they cracked down on a radical fanclub of the Beitar Jerusalem football club, known as La Familia, arresting 56 in a massive overnight campaign.
This study provides data, which together with initial findings from Brazilian scientists, show that these concerns may be largely exaggerated
18:07 GMT
People traveling to Brazil for the Olympic Games next month can breathe a little sigh of relief as a team of researchers has claimed that the risk of international spread due to the event is low.
French policemen search house-by-house in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray after attackers killed a priest at a church in the village. (AFP/Charly Triballeau)
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Two attackers claiming allegiance to Daesh took hostages at a French church and killed a Catholic priest.
Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT
Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi abruptly cancelled plans to visit Mauritania for the Arab Summit amid rumors of a plot to kill him.
Gianni Infantino
16:36 GMT
President of world football governing body ‎(FIFA), Gianni Infantino, has said that he will‎ propose two more teams to come from Africa whenever the world football decides to increase the number of countries to participate in future World Cup tournaments.
Taiz, Yemen during a brief ceasefire. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT
Troops from the Popular Resistance Committees recaptured a strategic area that overlooks the Houthi-held city of Taiz.
When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
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When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
Benatia celebrates his goal (Photo: Goal)
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The Premier League outfit suffered a poor start in the game, with a mistake from young defender Dominic Ball being capitalised on by Paulo Dybala
Human trafficking is a growing problem in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
15:36 GMT
Dubai police busted a sex trafficking ring of Vietnamese nationals after a girl called home for help.
Turkish army soldiers standing guard on March 22, 2016 as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew in the controversial operation against Kurdish rebels. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
14:00 GMT
An RPG launched in Diyabakir province killed one soldier and wounded another.
The scene of today's knife attack in Normandy, France (Twitter/@fredveille)
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Daesh media arm Amaq claims today’s knife attack in northern France in a press release dated July 25, not July 26, before correcting it.
A Palestinian man exists through the door of a house, that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers, in the village of Qalandia, next to Israel's controversial separation barrier, between the Israeli occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. (AFP/File)
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A Palestinian man exists through the door of a house, that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers, in the village of Qalandia, next to Israel's controversial separation barrier, between the Israeli occupied West Bank town of Ramallah
The aftermath today's attack at the Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray church in Normandy, France (AFP/File)
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Police shot dead the two perpetrators, who were holding the deceased priest, two nuns and others hostage in a church in northern France.
Migrants sit in a port in Tagiura, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after 137 people were rescued by coast guard boats off the coast of Libya on July 21, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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Bodies began washing up on Libya's western shores on Friday, and more were found over the weekend.
There are several buildings used by the United Nations near the airport, as well as barracks used by African Union troops, who are in Somalia to help the government fight against al-Shabaab. (Twitter/Amichai Stein)
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The explosions occurred around 0630 GMT. At least one of them was believed to be a car bomb. Witnesses also reported hearing gunfire.
Yahoo said July 18, 2016 its loss in the second quarter widened to $440 million from $22 million a year earlier, while offering no definitive news on efforts to sell its core Internet business. (AFP/Karen Bleier)
12:02 GMT
The deal spells the end of Yahoo's years-long fight to survive as an independent company.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
"We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings," warned Isaac Herzog.
A Palestinian boy sits amidst used clothes and items at the weekly flea market in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, on February 29. (AFP/File)
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Many of those firms cited political instability, corruption, unreliable electricity supply and inadequate access to finance as factors that were holding them back.
Gigi sings show tunes, cooks, creates art or takes a bath to relieve stress. (File photo)
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Gigi sings show tunes, cooks, creates art or takes a bath to relieve stress.
Palestinians stand at a house that was demolished by Israeli authorities in the Qalandia refugee camp. (AFP/File)
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Israeli authorities destroyed the homes, which had previously been issued demolition notices, claiming they were too close to Israel's separation wall and that they lacked the proper licenses.
Egypt, which has been facing foreign currency shortages, devalued the pound to 8.78 in March then hiked key rates by 150 basis points just days later to control inflation. (File photo)
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The central bank put up its key rates by 100 basis points to their highest level in years at its last MPC meeting on June 16, a move economists said was meant to rein in surging inflation and ease downward pressure on the Egyptian pound.
(AFP / Shah Marai)
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In Afghanistan, kids are made first sex slaves by their captors, then killers by the Taliban; Afghan children are paying a heavy price as the conflict escalates; will America's longest war ever come to an end?; defying the odds through the power of art; and the beautiful colors of Afghanistan.
Gigi Hadid's younger sister Bella thinks Zayn Malik should propose to the model. (Instagram)
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Gigi Hadid's younger sister Bella thinks Zayn Malik should propose to the model.
File photo shows a Lebanese army soldier manning a checkpoint at the entrance to Arsal. (AFP/File)
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Arsal municipality Monday night began implementing a curfew imposed on Syrian refugees to contain the town's increasing crime rates, the most recent being the attempted murder of mukhtar Mohammad Alouli last week.
The Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi Tuesday morning, completing the first round-the-world trip of a zero-fuel plane. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The trip took over a year to finish, breaking nine world records in the process.
Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig out a young boy trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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300,000 residents in Aleppo are facing an all-out siege and daily bombings.
BDS protesters in Italy. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)
09:00 GMT
Netanyahu said his government has defeated the international boycott movement by attacking it on 'many fronts'.
Over 20,000 PSD personnel are working across Jordan to ensure public security and to prevent dangerous celebrations. (Courtesy photo)
08:13 GMT
The Central Traffic Department issued 2,220 tickets for reckless driving, celebratory gunfire, car processions, hanging dangerously out of car windows and beeping horns, as students celebrated their results.
The late actor Khalil Haddad. (
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He passed away in the Syrian city of Halab.
Sergeant Elor Azaria in court on April 18th, 2016. (AFP/File)
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While both the prosecution and the defense have accepted al-Sharif could not have reached for a knife, nor was he boobytrapped with explosives, Azarya's lawyers have tried to argue that the inexperienced 19-year-old Israeli soldier believed he was preventing an attack.
The sponsor has not extended the Iqamas (residence permits) of many of these workers. (Saudi Gazette)
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The labor office told these workers that their case will be forwarded to the higher court. But it will take at least three weeks because of procedural issues, the workers were reportedly told.
Policemen stand at a crime scene in Tiefenthal-Leutershausen near Ansbach, southern Germany. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A summary of the facts we know so far about the suicide attack carried out in Ansbach, Germany.
BLOM Bank in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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BLOM Bank is in talks with HSBC to take over the bank's operations in Lebanon.
Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/File)
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Bahrain will try the Shia Cleric Isa Qassim, who has already been stripped of his citizenship, on Wednesday.
Thailand is an international hub for medical tourism. (Shutterstock)
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Omanis are flocking to Thailand for medical tourism - and both countries are benefiting!
Families opting to downsize are causing rent prices to drop in Abu Dhabi with so many vacant units available. (Shutterstock)
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Job cuts in the oil and gas sector have led some to downsize, which means the vacant housing is lowering rental costs.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Leader of Republican People's Party (CHP) speaks at Istanbul's Taksim Square on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
05:00 GMT
The Turkish president held a closed-door meeting with the leaders from the two main opposition groups, the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
In 2015 2,000 millionaires relocated to Dubai, and that trend is expected to continue this year. (Shutterstock)
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Many millionaires are expected to move from unstable Turkey to settle in Dubai instead.

July 25, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi
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Ramadan Sobhi has joined Stoke City from Egyptian champion Al Ahly.
Mohamed Abou-Treika
17:56 GMT
An Egyptian legal body that acts on behalf of the government has appealed a court ruling that overturned a decision to seize assets belonging to Egyptian football star Mohamed Abou-Treika.
Osama Al Shaffar, president, UAE cycling and Ahmad Al Kamali at the press conference to announce the UAE squad (Photo: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News)
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The UAE will be sending a full squad of 32, including 13 athletes in six different individual sports for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games starting on August 5.
Play that Phoenician card! The oldest trick in the book of Arab denial, tracing your heritage back 3,500 years may do wonders for your pride or political agenda. The prestige claim: "Walaw, (Si!) I'm not Arab, (ew, gross!) I’m Phoenician!" (And I’m a Greek Goddess!-ed) is often made in Arabic, given the lost language of these Semitic seafarers.
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If you've hard of the self-hating Jew and its attending S.H.I.T list, then you'll appreciate this self-hating Arab cousin and our own 'list' of potential candidates by ethnic or cultural profile. Our S.H.A.M.E list includes people who take the attitude that they are 'not Arab' and resist the language, as well as those who ethnically are not Arab but speak the language and fit all other definitions of 'being Arab.
Photo: @footballitalia
16:24 GMT
Medhi Benatia is ready for #THFC and believes #Juventus 'must keep winning in all leagues'
State-owned institutions across Turkey, including Turkish Airlines, have begun firing anyone with alleged ties to Fethullah Gulen's religious movement. (Shutterstock)
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The airline said in a statement the employees were sacked for connection to the Fethullah Gulen movement.
Ihab Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Sport360)
15:42 GMT
Egypt's most promising athlete Ihab Abdel-Rahman may miss next month's Olympic Games after failing a doping test
A new electronic media law in Kuwait is tightening restrictions on online publications. (Shutterstock)
15:41 GMT
Media companies based in Kuwait must now have a Kuwaiti owner, and existing companies have one year to comply.
Police investigators work at the site of a suicide bombing in Ansbach, southern Germany, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)
15:00 GMT
An investigation has begun after a 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated an explosive device, killing himself and injuring others.
Afhan army soldiers driving through Kabul. (AFP/File)
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Kabul residents cite long wait times and inefficiency as main complaints against the multiple checkpoints throughout Kabul.
A Turkish flag pictured in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
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They took out advertisements in newspapers in Germany, France, the U.K. and the U.S. on Monday, aimed at boosting the perception of Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt.
Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric blamed for the failed coup in Turkey, has been accused of using genies to "enslave" his followers. (AFP/File)
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The mayor of Turkey's capital claims Fethullah Gulen uses genies to 'enslave' his followers.
“My wife is blind. ... I tell her the stories of her favorite TV series, and sometimes change the script to create a better atmosphere for her.” — Bassam, 39. (Lens - New York Times)
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A photographic project allows a Syrian refugee to rediscover his own story through the ones of others; what kind of fate awaits refugees in Europe?; and a trade fair displays the products and services from small and microenterprises run by Palestinians.
A Bahraini man holds a placard bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shia opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a protest against his arrest outside Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
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The clerics were arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest Bahrain's recent decision to strip Sheikh Issa Qassim of his citizenship.
There has been an increase in cyber attacks, mainly motivated by corporate espionage. (File photo)
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According to a recent report by Trend Micro, the mining industry is being targeted by cyber criminals.
The poster of Saad Hariri at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurior Airport (AFP/File)
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A large poster of the former Lebanese president surfaced at Ben Gurion Airport late last week, Al-Masdar reports.
Damascus, Syria (AFP/File)
12:16 GMT
A video obtained by Orient Net shows the gruesome killing.
The body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as he lay wounded on the ground Hebron on March 24, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
12:00 GMT
The Israeli army prosecution insists that Azaria shot Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif out of revenge, not in self defense.
Among Arab investors in Dubai, Jordanians came in first, followed by Egyptians and Lebanese. (File photo)
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Overall, Arab investors contributed investments worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.
An angry monkey. (Shutterstock)
11:19 GMT
A man in Kuwait was feeding his pet monkey drugs so they could get high together.
Fadi Bachir is a human resources expert with a broad background in strategic HR and more than 14 years of experience. (Bayt)
11:02 GMT
The human resources expert shares the top qualities he looks for, as well as how to create rewarding work environments.
Syrians stand next to debris and bloodstains following bombardment by government forces on the Salhin district of the northern city of Aleppo on July 21, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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Airstrikes in Aleppo have recently increased, coinciding with clashes on the ground between the government and opposition forces.
The singer has been given a Qatari passport by the former country's Emir. (
10:46 GMT
The singer has been given a Qatari passport by the former country's Emir.
Saudi women shopping in one of the country's many malls. (File)
10:02 GMT
A recent study by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that closing shops early would have widespread negative economic impact.
People wave Turkish flags during a rally organized by the main opposition group, the secular and centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP), on July 24, 2016 in Istanbul's Taksim square. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)
10:02 GMT
Over 13,000 people have been detained in Turkey in the ongoing crackdown.
The commercial theatre play, Ahlan Ramadan, has so far grossed over 1 million ($112 thousand) Egyptian Pounds. (YouTube)
09:54 GMT
The commercial theatre play, Ahlan Ramadan, has so far grossed over 1 million ($112 thousand) Egyptian Pounds.