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June 27, 2016

Saudi Arabia's IPO drive and platforms provided through Dubai Islamic Financial Centre and Nasdaq Dubai are significantly promoting the Islamic Capital Market towards its $10 trillion target. (File photo)
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Islamic financial concepts are thriving in the modern age with the fastest growing rate among the capital markets.
The construction industry provides employment opportunities to job seekers with few academic qualifications. (File photo)
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Given the vast number of projects underway and the increasing strain to meet industry demands, there’s no shortage of challenges in the construction sector, especially when it comes to retaining a quality workforce.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday meets with the families of soldiers and security personnel who fell in the June 21 attack on the northern border. (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)
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The King expressed his condolences and deep sympathies to the families that lost loved ones, stressing that Jordan's source of strength comes from the bravery of its soldiers.
The 22nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council met in Geneva on Feb. 25, 2013. (AFP/File)
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It made its statement during the infamous Agenda Item 7, which mandates that the UNHRC debate Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians during each session.
Use of the new technology is likely to be refined over time as internet companies continue to discuss the issue internally and with competitors and other interested parties. (File photo)
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The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites in the face of increased global attacks and government pressures to prevent them.
The Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumin, in the West Bank, February 25, 2016 (Times of Israel/Yonatan Sindel).
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The money trail for Amana, the West Bank settlement construction movement, is said to show groups pouring millions via a pipeline controlled by a Jewish Argentinian tycoon.
Agricultural products, chemical engineering products, furniture, and garments are some of the most important Egyptian exports to Britain. (Shutterstock)
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With $777.4 million in Egyptian exports to the UK last year, Egypt's trade agreements with its third-largest trading partner are thrown into disarray by the Brexit vote.
A Palestinian man clears the damage at the entrance of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City after clashes erupted at the compound between Palestinians and Israeli police on June 26, 2016 during the holy month of Ramadan. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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On Sunday another raid resulted in the injury of 12 worshippers.
Israel's killing of 9 Gaza flotilla protesters 'not of sufficient gravity' for war crimes probe, according to the ICC. (AFP/File)
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Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement on the normalization of their relations six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla killed 10 Turkish activists in high seas and sent their ties spiraling into a cycle of tensions.
The LuLu Group currently operates 126 stores across the GCC, Egypt, India, Indonesia and has a workforce of more than 38,000. (File photo)
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Following the opening of its first Kuala Lumpur hypermarket, the Abu Dhabi-based retail giant continues its expansion across Asia with plans for a new $500 million center.
In Pakistan, over 50 clerics have issued religious decrees allowing transgender marriage, so long as the person does not have 'visible signs of both genders.' (Shutterstock)
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A transgender person bearing 'signs of both genders' still may not marry anyone.
Foreign-backed militants patrol in the Syrian city of Idlib. (AFP/file)
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The US-Saudi weapons were stolen by Jordanian intelligence agents and sold to arms dealers on the black market.
Breaking the Silence documents abuses by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territories (AFP)
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The organisation was denied a monetary award because it did not fit the "national consensus".
Our fingers are crossed for the beloved puppet. (File photo)
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Our fingers are crossed for the beloved puppet.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 11, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo’s international airport. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian government maintains the Red Sea islands belong to Saudi Arabia, despite a lower court ruling overturning the decision.
Vice has hired an “independent management team” to adapt content to the region’s sensitivities and tailor programming to local markets.
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Vice has partnered with Moby Group to bring its bold reportage programming to 12 countries including Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to serve a 'surging youth population'.
Asser Yassin plays a villain in Al-Gazeera. (Pinterest)
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Asser Yassin brought his Mom to a tv interview and now we all love her too. Attention: SPOILER ALERT!
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral in Nahleh village, near the city of Jerash north of Amman, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
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A suicide bomb attack near Rukban refugee camp on the Jordan-Syria border killed six soldiers.
The dream wedding is set to take place in Mykonos, Greece. (
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The dream wedding is set to take place in Mykonos, Greece.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R). (AFP/file)
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Erdogan told Abbas Ankara reached a deal with Tel Aviv on improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza, according to Turkish presidential sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup logo
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Work is under way at the King Abdullah II International Stadium as Jordan prepares to host the biggest sporting event in its history, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on Saturday.
Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek. (
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Why couldn't they portray men in the same way?
Lebanon has been without a president for more than 18 months amid political deadlock. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and Hezbullah, the FPM and some of their allies have been boycotting the parliament's electoral sessions, stripping them of the needed quorum.
Investors expect turbulence in the markets at least until Britain elects a new Prime Minister. (File photo)
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All seven GCC bourses reacted negatively in the first trading session after Britain, as uncertainty continues to plague global markets.
There are many health benefits to the consumption of dates. However, dates apparently are ineffective when attempting to conceal and smuggle weapons. (Courtesy photo)
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The woman was travelling on a Jordanian passport and with a gun hidden in a bag of dates.
A gay couple kisses during the Gay Pride parade on June 28, 2015 in the Istiklal street near the Taksim square in Istanbul (AFP/file)
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Large numbers of police forces used teargas and rubber bullets to break up the Sunday rally which was held despite being officially canceled by the city’s governor last week.
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman and Bill Gates. (SPA)
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Prince Muhammad Bin Salman ends his US visit by meeting Silicon Valley tech giants and announcing a new welfare initiative between the Misk Al-Khair Charity Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jordanian forces are seen securing a street in the town of Irbid, 80 kms north of Amman near the border with Syria, on March 2, 2016, following a security operation targeting a group of suspected militants. (AFP/File)
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A court in Jordan has charged 21 people for their involvement in extremist acts, three months after they were arrested in a massive operation north of the country.
US company Noble Energy currently owns 36 percent of the rights in the Tamar gas reservoir. (File photo)
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The US company must reduce its stake in the reservoir by 25 percent, following the new gas agreement with the Israeli government.
The site of explosions in the Lebanese village of al-Qaa, June 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
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The attackers targeted an area near a Lebanese Customs center in the town of Qaa. The five killed were in addition to the suicide bombers.
Syrian prisoner tortured by the Assad regime. (AFP/file)
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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 12,679 people died of torture from March 2011 to June 2016.
Lebanon's imports from Britain stand at only $600 million a year while exports to the country are valued at $40 million. (LinkedIn)
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With 30 percent of Lebanon's imports coming from the EU, the decline in the euro following the Brexit vote will cut Lebanon's import bill and increase its purchasing power.
Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabaar at the opening of Dynergy Technologies' state-of-the-art switchboard manufacturing plant in TechnoPark, Dubai in 2010. (World Property Journal)
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Unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed, the strategy includes 75 initiatives that aim to transform the UAE into a global platform for manufacturing businesses, while promoting energy efficient processes.
Members of a Palestinian family collect their belongings near the rubble of their house after it was demolished by Israeli forces, in Kafr Kanna. (AFP/file)
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UNRWA said in a statement on Saturday that it was “gravely concerned” about the Israeli High Court of Justice’s recent rejection of the families’ appeal to save their homes.
Rescue workers and volunteers save a baby from a collapsed building after airstrikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo in late April, 2016.  (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
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Power, violence, and proxy conflict in war-torn Aleppo; a children's book tells German kids the story of Syrian refugees; and the politics of sugary desserts.
Haifa didn't leave little to the imagination this Ramadan. (Facebook)
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She's covered up herself for the holy month.

June 26, 2016

Are you Muslim? Christian? Willing to convert? While discussing religion on the first date is pretty uncommon in the West, religious affiliation will come up within the first five minutes of a date in the Middle East - and certain religious pairings (such as Christian men with Muslim women) might be an automatic "NO"!
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Ten insights into the unique world of Middle East dating.
Moroccan boys on the breakwater next to Melilla’s harbor. Jan. 15, 2014. (José Colón/MeMo)
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The story of hundreds of unaccompanied minors who make their way from Morocco to end up in a prison; Brexit-keep calm and carry on; and Yazidis are threatened by an economic siege caused by political infighting.
Members of Taliban (AFP/file)
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“There have been operations carried out with these new authorities,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Friday. “It’s fair to say that these strikes did target Taliban positions.”
Syrian refugees in Germany prepare Iftar together (AFP)
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Twitter users criticised the gathering for its "depravity".
 Saudi police in Nasif district, north of Riyadh. (AFP/file)
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The arresting officers noticed a number of offences like strange haircuts, chains that are hung upon the chest or arms, head wraps and short clothes and immodest ones.
Supporters of the Houthi movement attend the funeral of senior Houthi leader Lutf al-Quhom (AFP/file)
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Pro-government forces launched a surprise attack on a Houthi location in north-western Al-Bayda’ province in central Yemen, local commander Mustafa Hussein al-Baydani told Anadolu Agency.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh recruiting, particularly in eastern parts of the country. (File photo)
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A US-supported operation aims to push back pro-Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
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The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
The new Britain: Leavia and Remainia (Twitter)
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"...only the two-state solution can guarantee peace between Leavia and Remania."
Hakan Erseker, the first Qatari boxer to qualify for the Olympics (Photo: Gulf Times)
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Hakan Erseker made history yesterday by becoming the first Qatari boxer to qualify for the Olympics at the AIBA World Olympic qualification event that concluded in Baku, Azerbaijan, yesterday.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
In a recent visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis directly condemned the Armenian Genocide, leading to a diplomatic spat with Turkey. (AFP/File)
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Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
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The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
Recent assets acquired by Middle Eastern investors include Claridge’s, The Connaught and the Berkeley in London’s Knightsbridge. (File photo)
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US dollar or UAE dirham investors will find the price of an average prime Central London residential asset $96,000 less than it was on June 20, according to Cluttons.
UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in Azraq, Jordan. (File photo)
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Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a lawless no man’s land where healthcare, food, and water are difficult to access. They are places ruled by violence and fear, threatened by disease and where relief is hard to find. With daytime temperatures topping 40 degrees, the fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, will be particularly grueling.
Most spiteful wedding ceremony ever, or social media prank? (Facebook)
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Photos showing a Kuwaiti man marrying four women at the same time went viral online.
Melissa and Amar leave little to the imagination. (File photo)
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More 'revealed' inside.
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Israeli girl during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last year, is escorted into court by police on June 26, 2016 in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gail Tibbon)
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During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
Gigi's name is on her chest. but Zayn's got her back. (Luis/
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Gigi wears her heart on her back with Zayn's name in Arabic monogrammed on her bomber jacket, as she returns to LA from partying in New York.
The agreements were supported by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) which allows banks to use money allocated to the energy sector against low interest rates when funding programmes implemented by the fund.  (Shutterstock)
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The JREEEF programme includes financing for households to install solar heaters, electricity-generation systems using solar energy, and for SMEs.
The Taliban and Daesh, prohibited in many countries including the United States and Russia, are in direct competition and conflicting with one another in Afghanistan, according to UN Secretary-General Special Representative Nicholas Haysom. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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At least 18 civilians and security personnel were wounded in the fighting, said the governor, flanked by senior officials. He denied the militants had kidnapped women in Kot.
Would-be immigrants stand atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on May 1, 2014, following a morning assault on the border in an attempt to cross into Spain. (AFP/File)
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Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Female employment rates are calculated by dividing the number of Saudi women registered in social security by the establishment’s total employment numbers. (File photo)
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The five-tier method for calculating 'nationalization points' in the Nitaqat Program has been revealed alongside plans to introduce more reforms to the nationalization program.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
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Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
Despite media stories of Omar Mateen frequenting gay nightclubs and using gay dating apps, the FBI have found no evidence of gay lovers. (File photo)
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The FBI has begun an investigation into Mateen's alleged subscription to and use of popular gay-dating apps like the one he used to meet Miguel, Grindr, and others such as Adam4Adam and Jack'd, which may confirm the speculation over the gunman's sexuality.
The new feature relates specifically to watching videos through the Samsung VR, though other VR headsets will soon get the same feature soon. (Twitter)
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The social network will now let you post the same one click responses which you can add to any other post, to VR videos.
A man sprays water to cool down Palestinian children gathering in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers during Ramadan on June 24, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.
Following announcement of the Brexit vote, the sterling-dirham exchange rate hit an all-time low of AED4.8. (File photo)
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UAE currency houses are expecting an increase in remittances to the UK with the fall in the pound against the dollar and the start of the summer holidays.
The "Jordanian hacker team" takes down an Iranian government website. (Shutterstock)
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Hashemite hackers strike back and take down an Iranian government website.
You must keep an eye on bank notices to make sure that fees and charges are still within your comfort zone. (File photo)
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There are many other bank fees that you may not know about until you need a service.
Ramadan Sobhi (Photo:
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Ramadan Sobhi, who can operate as a winger or playmaker, came under the spotlight this season after his outstanding performances with the Cairo giants and the Egyptian national team
Each year, hundreds donate food, bedding, toiletries and clothes, which are then handed out to those in need. (Tyler Brownbridge/Windsor Star)
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Ramadan is considered one of the best times for companies, no matter how large or small, to give back to the community.
The head of the Egyptian journalists union, Yahiya Kallash demonstrates with journalists outside the Journalist Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The court convened on Saturday for the trial of Journalist Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash, Syndicate Secretary General Gamal Abdel Rahim and the Khaled al-Balshy, chief of the syndicate's freedoms committee.
Game Of Thrones is taking Egypt and the Arab world’s social media by storm. (Scoop Empire)
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You won't be able to tell the difference.
Emad Meteb (Photo:
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Meteb says leaving Ahly is impossible;; club president hails the vice-captain assuring he is staying next season
It was honours even for runners from Morocco andEthiopia at the 10km road race held as part of the FourthNad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament (Photo: DSC)
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Winners record fast times in NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament
Tourists on a dhow boat in the Strait of Hormuz, Musandam, Oman. (Shutterstock/Imran's Photography)
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investments required to implement the Omani Tourism Strategy (2016-2040) would be about $18.968 billion, 88 per cent of which will be borne by the private sector..
Will Ahlam stay on the judging panel of Arab Idol? (
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Does Ahlam have anything to do with it?
Germany and Qatar’s Aspire Academy Score with Real-Time Analytics (Photo:
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Real-time technology is changing the game for global sporting leaders, including Germany at Euro 2016 and Aspire Academy in Qatar.
Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud had earlier issued a decree to secure Egypt’s needs of petroleum over the next five years. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will supply Egypt with petroleum derivatives for five years, starting from last May, at an interest rate of 2% and a grace period of at least three years.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.
Sukuk issuance has been growing in Turkey and Qatar. (File photo)
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Turkish Islamic banks’ market share are expected to double to more than 10 percent by year-end 2025, while as recent government initiatives in Qatar have led to significant growth of Islamic banking.
A file photo of Pope Francis. (AFP/Getty/Tiziana Fabi)
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In silent prayer, the pope laid a wreath and a yellow rose at the memorial before planting a tree nearby, ahead of a meeting with a dozen people whose relatives escaped the killings and were given shelter by Pope Benedict XV during World War I.
BP in January said it would trim around 600 from its payroll to ensure it remains competitive in the North Sea environment. (Shutterstock)
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As G7 members warn of excessive volatility following Brexit, oil and gas experts call for unity as it charts a strategy for the transition.
Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protestors clash at the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip on October 15, 2015.  (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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The saga of Gaza told through the life of a Palestinian worker in Israel; a Palestinian-Syrian poet on war and violence; and a Baghdad campaign to cover the remnants of war with art.
For the British energy sector, Oil & Gas U.K. said in a statement the industry is "at a critical juncture."  (Shutterstock)
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Oil prices followed the global markets' plunge on Friday in reaction to the shock vote in favor of Britain leaving the European Union.
Belgium still grapples with the aftermath of the attacks in Brussels' busy metro system, which killed 32 people. (AFP/File)
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The Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of having links to extremist activities, as the country remains on high alert following the deadly attacks in the capital, Brussels, in March.
Rally held for Bilal Kayid. (PFLP)
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The ongoing hunger strikes erupted in protest of the administrative detention of Bilal Kayid.
Mr. Robot's second season is set to premiere on July 13th on USA. (File photo)
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Fans of the 'Mr Robot' star will be happy to see more Malek as the series gets two additional episodes in season two, and a behind-the-scenes feature.
Incendiary weapons or bombs are designed to cause fires in targeted areas. (AFP/File)
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Concerned were raised hours after an opposition group to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed the bombs were used in Russian airstrikes that killed at least one dozen civilians in Allepo.

June 25, 2016

Khaled al Issa (@Charles_Lister/Twitter)
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Khaled al Issa died from injuries Friday after an IED hit his home.
The official urged people who go into the desert to carry enough food and water. (Creative commons)
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Police called on people to take advantage of the "SOS" service from Dubai Police.
With a style at crossroads between indie pop, folk and rock, sandmoon has been part of the Lebanese indie music scene since 2010. Now, the eclectic band is back with a new incredible album. (Sandra Arslanian)
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Sandmoon’s new album is a pure masterpiece; the subversive art of a Syrian family in the US; and Iranian street art takes a new direction.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference in Ankara. (AFP/File)
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Erdogan stressed that Turkey has always given its due importance to the acceleration of Turkey's EU membership bid but the bloc has always been delaying the process.
A woman walks near a damaged car after shelling hit a protest rally in Benghazi on May 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
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A car bomb attack near a hospital in Libya’s coastal city of Benghazi has left four civilians dead and 14 more wounded, medical officials say.
No group has claimed responsibility for the downing of the plane. (Courtesy photo)
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The black boxes, which were retrieved earlier in June, are crucial for helping piece together the causes of the crash.
Part of Israel's precondition to normalize ties with Turkey is for the president to oust Hamas from the country and shut down an alleged command unit used by Hamas in Istanbul, Israeli media reported. (Anadolu Agency/Courtesy photo)
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Erdogan and Meshaal reportedly discussed strategies of easing humanitarian issues for Palestinians, specifically in Gaza, and ways to reconcile political differences between Hamas and Fatah.
Israeli authorities dramatically escalated a policy of withholding Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces since a wave of unrest erupted across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)
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Participants in the sit-in raised posters emblazoned with the phrase: "We want the martyr--" with the name of each Palestinian and the date he was killed printed underneath.
A refugee looks at the “Jungle” camp for in Calais on June 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
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The mayor of France’s northern port city of Calais, which is hosting refugees waiting to cross into the UK, has called for camps to be moved to British soil in the aftermath of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide". (AFP/File)
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The word "genocide" was absent from the prepared text that the Vatican had circulated in advance.
In a decision that shocked the world - including the Arab World - Britain voted this week by a narrow margin to leave the European Union.  (AFP/Chris J. Ratcliffe)
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How the Arab World is reacting to Britain's decision to leave the EU; your guide to celebratory gunfire in Lebanon; and the war against doctors in Syria.