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July 26, 2014

Masked Palestinian militants in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, June 12, 2014 (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED).
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Israel's ongoing assault on the Gaza strip is only strengthening Hamas; Twenty years after Rwanda, the US is still reticent to use the G word amid civilian massacres; Israel, Gaza and the US are strangely similar to Russia, Ukraine, and a downed airliner; For Israelis and Palestinians Peace Must Not Be The Last Casualty.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014 (AFP).
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Latest figures show the death toll from the ongoing Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 1,000 as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.
Photo used for illustrative purposes (Wikimedia Commons).
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Police said Saturday that they uncovered six drug trafficking networks specialized in smuggling Captagon pills abroad, arresting seven persons involved.
Sepp Blatter
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly had a meeting with Qatar's emir to discuss the improvement of the rights of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation.
Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (AFP)
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Zbigniew Brzezinski’ strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza indicates a “fundamental change in policy” by the US government
French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24, 2014. (AFP)
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The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.
(Ma'an image)
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As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya have been reduced to rubble, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies buried below.
The bodies of Mohammed Udeh, 17, and Musaab Nuwarah, 20, are carried during their funeral procession in Ramallah on Friday (AFP).
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A large number of Palestinian mourners have held a funeral ceremony for nine Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.
Fernando Torres
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Entering the transfer season, rumors were that Torres was linked to a move to clubs like Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Juventus.
(AFP)
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A large percentage of Saudis support the idea of women driving their cars. You ask people around, whether in your community or family, and you will see that the majority of them are for allowing women to drive.
(AFP file photo)
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For several years, Maha Abbas, a female medical student, has avoided going to central Cairo at national festivities when mass sexual harassment usually peaks.
Lebanese Parliament (AFP file photo)
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Health Minister Wael Abou Faour revealed that discussions are underway over extending the term of parliament for a second time, reported An Nahar daily on Saturday.
A handout photo released on July 25, 2014 by ECPAD shows French soldiers standing by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24. (AFP)
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French soldiers standing by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi regio
Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld ruled out any links between the men responsible for the murdering of the three teenagers and Hamas, saying they are part of a “lone cell.”
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After three weeks of Israel’s bloody war on Gaza mainly under the pretext of alleged abduction of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, the Israeli police have acknowledged that the kidnappers were not acting under the orders of the resistance movement.
Rescue workers find the body of a member of al-Najar family, after removing it from under the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern of Gaza strip , on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
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Minutes before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire went into effect in Gaza on Saturday morning, an Israeli airstrike left at least 20 members of a Palestinian family dead in Khan Younis refugee camp.
Resistance icon Leila Khaled (File)
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Israel, reputedly the only democracy in the Middle East, is willing to arrest its own citizens for communicating on the Internet.

July 25, 2014

"Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 7:00 a.m. Saturday," said the US official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]
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Hamas and Israel announced late Friday a 12-hour ceasefire to take place beginning Saturday morning, as the day's death toll in the Israeli assault on Gaza topped 65 amid an intense sunset barrage that killed at least 14.
Schumacher now communicating with family by fluttering eyelashes
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After surviving a near fatal accident, Formula One star Michael Schumacher is now showing signs of revival. A report has revealed that he is now communicating with his family members by fluttering his eyelashes.
The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.
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In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (on the phone) on July 25, 2014, from his hotel room in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. [AFP]
20:31 GMT
Diplomatic-security cabinet "flatly rejects" American proposals for a week-long humanitarian halt to fighting, seeks changes to terms.
The head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah gestures on July 25, 2014, during a rare public appearance at a gathering to mark the "Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day" from Beirut's southern suburb. [AFP]
20:23 GMT
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of slain 36-year-old Israeli reservist Sergeant First Class.  Yair Ashkenazi, who was killed early morning in the northern Palestinian Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot. [AFP]
20:16 GMT
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing "at least" 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun.
Palestinian protesters throw rocks and fireworks at an Israeli guard tower during the funeral of three men on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village, north the West Bank city of Hebron. [AFP]
20:10 GMT
Five Palestinians were killed yesterday as clashes intensified in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, while activists asserted that a new uprising against Israeli occupation is taking shape.
Official: Drogba completes Chelsea return
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The legendary Blues striker left Stamford Bridge two years ago after celebrating Champions League glory, but has been lured back by Jose Mourinho
Picture courtesy of Dailymail.co.uk
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Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a pitch where Israeli football team Maccabi Haifa was playing against French Lille football club in Austria when, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard about to Sign a New Contract
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Steven Gerrard is set to extend his contract in a few weeks. The Liverpool captain is out of contract in 11 months.
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Natan Cohen, a 23-year-old Israeli army Captain of an armoured brigade who was killed the previous day in an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 23, 2014, in the central town of Modiin, 30 kilometres from Tel Aviv. [AFP]
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The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers killed to 33.
Palestinians hold night prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem in support of Palestinians in Gaza July 20, 2014, during Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
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Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem as Israeli police barred Palestinian men under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, a day the holy site is typically packed with worshipers.
At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, on July 25, 2014. [AFP]
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A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces late Thursday as over 20,000 marched from a Ramallah-area refugee camp toward Jerusalem in protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, a Ma'an reporter at the scene said.
The rockets are believed to have landed inside Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
09:18 GMT
Unknown assailants fired Katyusha rockets towards Israel in the early hours of Friday morning from the south of Lebanon, according to the National News Agency.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)
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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it continues its deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip.
A wounded boy receives treatment at Al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City (AFP).
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The death toll from more than two weeks of Israel’s relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip has reached 805.
Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) former head, with a medal during a ceremony of transfer of authority at the UNIFIL headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqura on July 24, 2014. (AFP/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT)
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Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra
Palestinian children stand in the back of a truck as families leave their neighborhoods to safer locations amid continuing Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]
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Tel Aviv has banned a radio clip by the Israeli B’Tselem human rights organization about the killing of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip.

July 24, 2014

Arturo Vidal
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The Chile international admits his future is still unclear, but dismissed the possibility of moving to Old Trafford
Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a Taliban attack at Kabul's airport on July 17, 2014. [AFP]
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Two US-led forces are killed in southern Afghanistan, raising the death toll of foreign troops in Afghanistan to 3,460.
 Israel's parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country's next president. [AFP]
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Peres gives final speech as president before Rivilin's swearing in; mayors from South attend ceremony; customary cocktail party was canceled, out of sensitivity to the security situation.
Translation of above text: “Out of fear for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and our Islamic society, as a result of the spread of immorality and vice between sons and daughters of Allah. For the honour of our lord and for the faithful…“A resolution is issued to all states that female circumcision is honourable in itself and for the Caliphate, emir of the believers…”
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A United Nations representative has claimed the Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), but i100 understands the story to be false.
A female Israeli soldier holds her weapon as she takes a rest with her comrades at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]
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The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.
A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. [AFP]
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A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon.
Lampard completes New York City FC move
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The 36-year-old joins former Barcelona star David Villa at the MLS club after signing a deal worth €113,000 a week
Djokovic and Nadal
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The world’s top two tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have confirmed they will return to Abu Dhabi for the season-opening Mubadala World Tennis Championships from January 1 to 3, 2015.
Manchester United: Striker set to move to San Siro
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Inter are reportedly expected to complete the signature of Manchester United and Mexico striker Javier Hernandez within a week.
Dubai International saw a rise in passenger traffic despite a runaway refurbishment programme earlier this year (File/AFP)
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Good news in time for Eid! Dubai International's passenger traffic has already topped expectations and is up by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2014.
(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court).
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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.
Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)
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The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.
Emirates NBD profits were helped by revenue growth in Retail Banking & Wealth Management, along with the Islamic banking subsidiary, Emirates Islamic (File/AFP)
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The UAE's largest bank, Emirates NBD, reported a net profit growth of 30 percent for the first half of the year.
An Israeli soldier stands guard as a Palestinian family is interrogated for the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Babk
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Israeli reservist soldiers create petition refusing to serve; Iraqi minorities face unprecedented discrimination; Returning home is the only real solution to he plight of the Palestinians.
Bale feels Real's acquisition of Rodriguez underlines La Liga's status as best league
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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale feels that the club's 71 million pounds latest acquisition of James Rodriguez has underlined La Liga's status as the best football league in the world.
Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)
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Nawal al Zoghbi is carefully selecting her upcoming single in time for Eid!
A bank assistant counts through money in Lebanon (File/AFP)
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U.S. legislation to increase financial sanctions on any organization funding or channeling money to Hezbollah won't have any impact on Lebanon's banking sector, according to a report. A sigh of relief?
Saudi's Tadawul is currently dominated by local retail investors, but opening up to the international market will broaden horizons (File/AFP)
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Saudi Arabia's decision to open its stock market to the outside world was a good choice and already garnered strong support across the MENA region.
Two Palestinians were shot dead during protests last week. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades at demonstrators protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Majid Al Futtaim is one of the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneers in the Middle East (File/AFP)
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Major retailer Majid Al Futtaim reported a 14 percent increase in revenue for the first half of the year, compared to 2013.
A still from "Theeb." (Image: Facebook)
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Theeb, a Jordanian feature film, has been selected for the Orizzonti Competition section of the Venice International Film Festival.
The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)
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Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.
KIPCO is Kuwait's largest privately owned investment company (Image: URC)
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Kuwait's largest privately owned investment company said it was on track to meet the target of a double-digit rise in revenue this year.
The low-cost airline will launch direct flights to Mumbai starting October 28 (Image: flydubai)
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Low-cost airline flydubai announced a direct route to India's Mumbai, starting in late October. The carrier will also increase its flights to Delhi to five weekly.
The three killed are the first fatalities of UNRWA aid workers in Israel's current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
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The U.N. aid agency reported that three of its workers were killed by incoming fire in Gaza.
Ehab has filed a complaint to the court which couldn't find anyone guilty in his home's robbery case. (Image: Facebook)
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Ehab Tawfik's luxurious villa has been robbed and he's not happy with the court's verdict!
Over 700 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's offensive. (AFP/File)
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Israel slammed the UN's recent decision to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.
The increase in tourism resulted from Lebanon’s “renewed openness to Gulf countries and the new dynamic in the tourism sector that accompanied the security plan
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The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.
Israel's Gaza offensive is now in its 17th day. (AFP/File)
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Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv over Israel's Gaza offensive.
The three Lebanese referees were offered free sex in exchange for awarding penalties to fix a football match (Shutterstock).
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Three Lebanese football referees were jailed for match fixing after falling prey to a penchant for "tall Asian girls" and a wealthy Singaporean businessman who used an alias name and YouTube videos to teach match fixing.
The overall OPEC share of total global production in 2013 averaged at 43.4 percent, slightly lower than in 2012, when it was 44.6 percent
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OPEC member countries exported 4.5 mb/d of petroleum products in 2013, with the largest share devoted to Asian and Pacific countries (3.1 mb/d or 68.5 percent)
The group Turkguvenligi claimed responsibility for the hacking. (Shutterstock)
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A Turkish hacking group hacked the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia homepage, posting a pro-Palestinian message.
Iraq's bloodshed is often related to sectarian tensions. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
A shooting and bombing attack on a bus carrying prisoners to Baghdad left 51 prisoners and nine policeman dead.
Will you be able to help Khaled find the poet he's looking for? (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
Egyptian singer Khaled Selim is on the hunt for the Kuwaiti man he'd once met at Kuwait International Airport!
Israel's Gaza offensive has lasted for 17 days and shows no signs of stopping. (AFP/File)
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The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has climbed to over 700.
The kingdom is also expected to account for the second largest share of emerging ECM deal fees over the next 17 years (File/AFP)
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Saudi Arabia will emerge as the world's seventh largest capital market by by 2030 according to a recent report.
The Dubai Real Estate market has become the focus of attention for an increasing number of investors from around the world
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The launch of mega projects and renewed investor confidence have boosted real estate transactions in Dubai to Dh113 billion for the first half of the year
John Kerry insists some progress on the ceasefire was made during his trip. (AFP/File)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel with no ceasefire to end Israel's Gaza offensive.
In the third quarter, Apple made a net profit of $7.75 billion and revenue of $37.4 billion, fuelled by healthy sales of Mac and iPhone
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Consumer electronics giant Apple expects revenues to be flat in the fiscal fourth quarter ending September and predicts revenue to be between $37 billion and $40 billion.
ADPC’s commercial ports handled 6.4 million freight tonnes (FT) of general cargo in the first half of this year
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General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports increased by 37 per cent this year.
Are the Resistance factions pulling the rug from under the feet of the Palestinian Authority? (Thaer Ghanem/ PPO/ AFP)
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Is the Palestinian Authority too weak, particularly in the face of current atrocities in Gaza, to have the support of the people?
The FAA instituted the ban on Tuesday and extended it on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine defected from his post in Arsal, and released a video criticizing Hezbollah and assaults on Sunni youth (YouTube).
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Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine released a YouTube video on Wednesday which stated that he had defected to the al-Nusra Front and criticized the military as a Hezbollah tool.
The Libyan government is struggling to defeat Libya's powerful militias. (AFP/File)
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Libya's General National Congress is ready to hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament in August.
Bolivia's Bolivar supporters hold a placard reading "Stop the killing in Gaza" during their Copa Libertadores 2014 semifinal first leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 23, 2014. (AFP / Juan Mabromata)
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Bolivia's Bolivar supporters hold a placard reading "Stop the killing in Gaza"
Based on a power-sharing agreement, the position of president goes to the Kurds. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
The main Kurdish blocs in Iraqi parliament have agreed on the candidacy of Fuad Masum for the next president of Iraq.
Speaking in Doha, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal held a press conference on Wednesday, stating that:  "we are against any agreement that does not accept our demands" (Karim Jaafar/ al-Watam Doha/ AFP).
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Speaking in exile from Doha, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal remained defiant that Hamas would not accept a truce unless it included terms to end the blockade on Gaza.
The U.S. banned all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.
Homosexuality is banned in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
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A man in Saudi Arabia was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to find gay men.

July 23, 2014

Podolski urges Khedira to sign for Arsenal
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The 29-year-old wants his international team-mate to join him at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners battling with Chelsea for the Real Madrid midfielder's signature
Over 650 Palestinians have died in the offensive. (AFP/File)
21:10 GMT
The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.
The 21-year-old was killed during clashes in Jerusalem on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
The international community is desperately trying to get both sides to agree on a ceasefire. (AFP/File)
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Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.
The offensive in Gaza has killed over 600 Palestinians so far. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in a speech Wednesday that Egypt will open its borders with Gaza and send aid once both sides agree on a ceasefire.
ISIS follows a strict interpretation of Sharia law. (Shutterstock)
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The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins.
Lebanon is concerned about spillover violence from Syria. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
Lebanese troops surveyed the border with Syria to curb the infiltration of gunmen from Syria.
Messi to play in Match for Peace
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The Argentina superstar will headline the charity event in Rome to raise money for charity
Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
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the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.
Pellegrini: Manchester City squad is not yet complete
14:23 GMT
The Premier League champions have already signed three players this summer but the Chilean is not yet satisfied with his team, with Alvaro Negredo ruled out for up to three months
Ward's political party said it "utterly condemned" his remarks. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT
A British MP faces investigation after controversial tweets about Hamas and Israel.
Lewis Hamilton
13:48 GMT
British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has started talks with his current team Mercedes for a bumper new three-year deal which is speculated to be worth close to 70 million pounds.
Israeli officials say 29 IDF soldiers have died in Gaza while Hamas claims they have killed over 50 Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.
Injured in Zionist attacks, patients sit in Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Gaza. (AFP)
13:20 GMT
Why the Palestinians should push for membership in the International Criminal Court; Gaza residents spend Ramadan constantly afraid of death as Israeli warplanes and drones roar overhead; The Arab World's Christian community faces a time of harsh persecution.
Massive Attack show their support for Gaza in Dublin. (Image: The Independent)
13:18 GMT
Massive Attack make Gaza statement using headline stage at Longitude Festival.