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October 19, 2016

Israeli soldiers patrol a street, east of the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT
The young Palestinian woman reportedly approached Israeli border guards stationed at the Tappuah junction, using the Israeli term for the area around the checkpoint, and after "ignoring their directives and their calls for her to stop," pulled out a knife. Israeli forces then opened live fire on the young woman and "neutralized" her.
Women participate in a panel during Batala's launch in Riyadh on Monday. (Arab News)
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Announced during an event in Riyadh, the Batala channel has more than 1,000 videos and is categorized by genres such as comedy, education, fitness, and more.
The emphasis on having skills listed first in a resume shows that hiring managers are trying to find quickly what they are looking for. (File photo)
12:29 GMT
Customisation helps the hiring manager see why you think you’re a good fit for the position for which you're applying.
Some have compared Israel's treatment of its Arab residents to South Africa's apartheid regime. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)
12:15 GMT
The UN and its member states seem to be obsessed with the idea of "two-states" or a "one-state reality" that they ignore that there are Palestinian lives perpetually oppressed by Israel.
Arshad Khan has been visited by hordes of girls and landed modeling contracts since his picture was posted to Instagram. (Instagram/Jiah Ali)
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Arshad Khan's life changed dramatically after being photographed at his day job selling tea at a market in Islamabad.
Najwa will be performing in Stockholm, Dusseldorf and Paris. (Facebook)
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Najwa will be performing in Stockholm, Dusseldorf and Paris.
Ghani and Sharif have both committed themselves to renewing the Afghan peace process. (AFP/File)
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It said the meetings were attended by Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund, brother of the late Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and Afghan spy chief Mohammed Masoom Stanikzai.

Sectors that have been hit the hardest so far include the private sector oil and gas and construction industries, that are faced by lower investment, project delays, retendering, margin pressure and delays in customer payments. (Shutterstock)
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Large government-related entities (GREs) with important mandates in the oil and gas, utilities and telecom sectors, have adopted conservative funding strategies to cope with low oil prices, according to the ratings agency.
Lindsay with one of the refugee aid workers in Istanbul. (Instagram)
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Lindsay Lohan has decided to send help to Syrian refugees in Turkey by shipping them German energy drink Mintanine.
Yemeni children fill empty jerrycans with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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The 72-hour truce is due to begin Wednesday night after a meeting held in London on Sunday between John Kerry, Boris Johnson, and UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
The system was implemented after some employees at Medina’s mayor’s office and municipality were “not strictly following their working hours”. (Shutterstock)
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In an attempt to increase productivity, Medina Municipality has imposed a system requiring employees to clock in via fingerprint scanner five times a day.
A visitor in Shanghai looks at a tiger in a glass enclosure. (AFP/File)
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Four lions, three pythons, two crocodiles, one lioness also confiscated from homes.
Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday. (File photo)
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Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
A member of Iraqi forces gestures as troops head to the frontline on October 18, 2016 near the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, during the operation to recapture the city from Daesh. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Pockets of armed resistance are slowing Iraqi forces as they make their way to Mosul.
A new report warns that encouraging estimates are not suffice to claim that Lebanon will smoothly extract and export gas in the future without any difficulties. (File photo)
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A new policy paper prepared by former Economy Minister Nasser Saidi stressed that the challenges that Lebanon will face in extracting gas are much bigger and daunting than immediate benefits.
Ola had a lucky escape. (Facebook)
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Her brother was also in the car with her.
The Algerian was 'exemplary' staff member for years with an unblemished record, colleagues say. (Instagram)
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The 'concierge' on duty at Hôtel de Pourtalès where Kim was staying reveals shocking security lapses.
The W Hotel Amman will be the only building in the area with a helipad. (W Hotels)
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The 37-storey W in Amman is under development by Abu Dhabi's Eagle Hills and will be run by Marriott International Inc.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP/File)
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Washington has said it is deeply concerned at the reports and has called for all Americans held in Iran to be freed.
Russia has been a leading non-member supporter of efforts to control production and influence crude oil prices. (Shutterstock)
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The price of crude oil bounced up in early Tuesday trading in response to favorable sentiments from oil producers during an conference in London.
Come March 9 next year, Adams will be taking to the Autism Rocks Arena stage to spread his unique brand of rock and ballads to a no-doubt enthusiastic crowd. (Wikipedia)
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Come March 9 next year, Adams will be taking to the Autism Rocks Arena stage to spread his unique brand of rock and ballads to a no-doubt enthusiastic crowd.
Assad, a former investment banker, was born and raised in London. She was married to Bashar six months after he assumed the presidency in July 2000, following the death of his father Hafez. (AFP/Miguel Medina)
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It is not the first time that attempts to resolve the Syrian crisis by inducing Bashar al-Assad or his family to seek refuge elsewhere have been revealed.
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bought the 440ft yacht before pushing through austerity measures that included cutting pay of ministers.

Business and residential consumers will gain access to comprehensive offers that combine fast-speed mobile internet and voice, fixed broadband, gaming and data center services. (File photo)
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The new acquisition marries Ooredoo Kuwait's comprehensive nationwide wireless network with FASTtelco's fiber broadband solutions, but the companies will remain as separate legal entities.
Taieb Baccouche, Tunisian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federica  Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. (EU)
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The EU is set to scale up aid to Tunisia in 2017 on the basis of the progress of the reforms announced in the Tunisian government’s strategic development plan.
Displaced Iraqis from the Bajwaniyah village, about 30 kms south of Mosul, who fled fighting in the Mosul area approach security forces on October 18, 2016 after they liberated the village from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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The US and EU have pledged aid to support up to 1 million civilians that are expected to flee Mosul as the fight intensifies.
The Egyptian government agreed earlier this month to issue international bonds worth $3-5 billion. (File photo)
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Egypt needs to obtain $6B from foreign institutions before submitting the $12B loan agreement to the IMF’s board for adoption.
 Al Ain playmaker Omar Abdulrahman
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Omar Abdulrahman was on target once more as Al Ain drew 2-2 at El Jaish to seal a 5-3 AFC Champions League semi-final win on aggregate.
Leicester City's Algerian striker Islam Slimani (L) reacts after Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) scored his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Leicester City and FC Copenhagen at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on October 18, 2016.
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The attacker was once again the Foxes' hero on their big European date, striking in the first half to seal maximum points for Claudio Ranieri's men
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed building following reported air strikes in the rebel-held Qatarji neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on October 17, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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Russia's defense minister said the pause in the bombing was to allow fighters and civilians to leave the city.

October 18, 2016

The view towards Mosul from a Peshmerga military base in Bashiqa (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
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The reports emerged as the Iraqi army-led offensive began against the militant group’s largest city.
Peshmerga fighters sit together in the shade. (Al Bawaba/ Adam Lucente)
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A map in a Turkish newspaper seems to think so.
A picture of Aasia Bibi. (Twitter)
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Aasia Bibi is facing death for allegedly insulting the Prophet of Islam Muhammad.
Zamalek Aly Salama (CL) is watched by Mamelodi Sundowns Wayne Arendse (L) Hlompho Kekena (CR) and Asavela Mbekile (R) during the first length of the CAF Championship final on October 15, 2016 at Atteridgville Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER
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Under-fire goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawi has been named in Zamalek's squad for the African Champions League final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday despite still suffering from an injury he picked up in the first leg.
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According to new research, minimal exercise may be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function and help prevent significant weight gain.
Mahamed speaks at an event in Australia (Youtube Screengrab/NahdaProd)
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Mostafa Mahamed was the militant group’s public face in a time of change.
The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State (IS) group's hub of Mosul
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Protesters carried Iraqi flags and demanded that the Turks withdraw from Bashiqa base, in line with repeated requests by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
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Manchester City posted record turnover of 391.8 million pounds (479 million dollars) for the year to May 31, 2016 and a profit of 20.5 million pounds.
This year’s race will also kick-off the Sun and Sand Sport Fitness Fest
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The UAE Athletics Federation is geared up for the 6th Annual Dubai Women’s Run under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid...
Lebanese troops are seen on patrol near the Syrian border. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese army and Hezbollah have been routing out militants from Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham that are entrenched along the border with Syria.
Tamer Nafar, who slammed Israel as 'terror state' and said he 'understands' motivations of suicide bombers to perform in Haifa. (Yahala Voice)
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Tamer Nafar, who slammed Israel as 'terror state' and said he 'understands' motivations of suicide bombers to perform in Haifa.
An Emirati man browses special number plates on auction in the UAE in 2008. (AFP/File)
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786 is the most sought-after car number plate.
Actress Brianna Hildebrand isbest known for her breakthrough role as 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead' in Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool. (Pop Culture HQ)
14:15 GMT
Actress Brianna Hildebrand isbest known for her breakthrough role as 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead' in Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool.
A couple look out towards the Doha skyline (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
Maryam Al Subaiey appeared on French television without a scarf.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
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The Houthis have yet to comment and the entry date for the ceasefire has not been specified.
Huda has 15.3 million followers on Instagram. (Instagram)
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The beauty mogul's secret to success is passion.
Aya Hijazi and her husband have spent 900 days in Egyptian prison without trial. (Twitter)
13:47 GMT
Aya Hegazy has been locked up for 900 days without trail, arrested for her work helping street children.
This is the first time ever Ellen’s Design Challenge will air in the MENA region. (
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This is the first time ever Ellen’s Design Challenge will air in the MENA region.
A picture shows on October 14, 2016 the Dome of the Rock, in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's old city. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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The decision came after Mexico's ambassador to UNESCO, who is Jewish, walked out of Thursday's vote in a personal protest against his country's vote in support of the resolution.

Low commodity prices, political uncertainty and weak foreign investor interest is weakening major African economies. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Declining to name the routes affected Emirates President Tim Clark warned that certain routes to Africa could be cut entirely in light of economic difficulties on the continent.
Four airports from Asia dominated the top five list, while Dubai’s international terminal claimed the number one spot in the Middle East region. (Shutterstock)
12:47 GMT
Which MENA airport gets the dubious crown of the world's worst airport?
OSN will offer a portfolio of entertainment including Deadpool, Ice Age: Collision Course and the DreamWorks Animation title, Kung Fu Panda 3.  (IMDB)
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OSN's long-standing partnership with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution will bring more exclusive content and award-winning shows to MENA screens.
An Egyptian member of the armed forces in northern Sinai. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The Egyptian army began a major crackdown against armed groups in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after six Egyptian soldiers were killed by the group.
Celebratory gunfire has increasingly turned wedding parties into tragedies as men fire weapons to prove manhood and tribal loyalty. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Angry witnesses described the gunfire, which went on for several minutes, as 'more like a military maneuver with live ammunition.'
There's huge market potential in e-commerce, where currently only one per cent of commerce in Muslim countries is done online. (
11:55 GMT
A special panel at Dubai's Global Islamic Economy Summit is exploring the obstacles facing start-ups in the Islamic economy.
Isn't she pretty? (Facebook)
11:53 GMT
But now she's being honest about it.
Sometimes pushing yourself outside your comfort zone can be inspiring. (Shutterstock)
11:32 GMT
The daily grind can be gruelling. Keep upbeat and motivated with these tips.
Storage tanks at the Tawke oil field in Zakho, a Kurdish area 400km north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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“We weren’t getting any of the benefits of the oil we were protecting. The government just took the oil and didn’t work with the local people.”
Saudi women seeking to marry a non-Saudi husband must be aged between 30 and 55 with an age difference of no greater than 10 years. (Shutterstock)
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Stricter rules for the marriage of nationals to non-Saudis include minimum requirements for income, housing, age and health standards.
A fighter loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi walks with crutches in Yemen's second city of Aden on July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The truce will begin on 23:59 local time on Wednesday and continue for 72 hours.
The competition is back with the same judges and brand new talent in December. (File photo)
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The competition is back with the same judges and brand new talent in December.
Appalling treatment of human beings. (Twitter)
10:33 GMT
Six couples were found guilty of breaking intimacy laws.
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian boy following clashes in the centre of the West Bank city of Hebron, on June 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Among them was a 17-year-old identified as Ahmad H., who told DCIP that he was interrogated twice in the first week of August for one and three hours, during which time he had no parent present or access to legal counsel.
The band, featuring Axl Rose and Slash, will perform at Autism Rocks Arena on March 3. (Facebook)
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The band, featuring Axl Rose and Slash, will perform at Autism Rocks Arena on March 3.
Iraqi refugees arriving in Erbil from Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The rights group has accused paramilitary groups and government forces on one occasion of rounding up thousands of older boys and men who were then tortured, forcibly disappeared or extrajudicially executed.
Hmm, we wonder if he watches any of her TV dramas? (File photo)
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Hmm, we wonder if he watches any of her TV dramas?
A protest in Sydney against the treatment of refugees on Nauru. (AFP/File)
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In a devastating report released late Monday, Amnesty accused Australia of running an open-air prison on the Pacific island nation, where more than one thousand asylum seekers and refugees have been languishing for the past three years.
Ensuring that mission-critical IT is constantly operational is key in the aviation sector. (File photo)
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The DXB data centre will be the first of two planned modular facilities to be built by Huawei that will support the critical operations of Dubai Airports.
In May this year, Visa opened its third global innovation centre at Dubai Internet City that will help develop payment technology solutions for the region. (Shutterstock)
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At Gitex Technology Week, Visa is showing off its latest prototypes it has developed to demonstrate the simplicity of digital payments in the near future.
Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul. (AFP/File)
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President Masoud Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan said that Iraq's forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops have cleared some 200 square kilometres of land that were under the control of Islamic State in the first day of the campaign to capture Mosul.
Developed by Qatar Rail, the new sustainable transport system is expected to cater to the 250,000 inhabitants of Lusail and serve around 40,000 daily visitors. (File photo)
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The Finnish elevator firm Kone will supply elevators, escalators and autowalks for the transport network in Qatar's new city of Lusail.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/Oli Scarff)
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The "humanitarian pause" is intended to allow safe passage for civilians and the withdrawal of "militants" from rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
GCC sovereigns' financing needs will likely remain substantial over the next several years, given the region's almost uniform dependence on hydrocarbons. (File photo)
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The region's funding requirements have been mounting since 2015, when the drop in oil-related revenue turned fiscal surpluses into deficits.
A Syrian man and his son pray over the grave of a relative at a cemetery. (AFP/File)
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The family of Khalil al-Wazir said in a statement that the tombs of al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, and Saad Sayil, known as Abu al-Walid were leveled on Sunday.
Zidane annoyed by Hollande's Benzema jibe
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is angry with French president Francois Hollande.

October 17, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Britain has talked of sanctions on the state over bombing in Aleppo.
Pakistan Sports Board logo
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An inquiry report of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) had proposed to blacklist Pakistan Wrestling Federation and its top office bearers responsible for victimising a Pakistani wrestler who managed to win two medals in Commonwealth Wrestling Championship Australia 2011.
Camels stand at the starting line ahead of a camel race held in Kabad, southwest of Kuwait City on October 15, 2016.
Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
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Camels stand at the starting line ahead of a camel race held in Kabad, southwest of Kuwait City on October 15, 2016. Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
Iranian oil field (AFP)
18:20 GMT
For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal was implemented, Iran has opened its domestic resources for international exploration and production.
Lionel Messi
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The Clasico rivals are among the dozens of players featuring in UEFA's video designed to drive racist attitudes out of the sport
Al Riyadi v China Kashgar, 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup (CHN), Chenzhou(People's Republic of China), Final, 16 October 2016 (Photo: FIBA)
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The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2016 crowned a new champion on Sunday with China Kashgar winning the title at the expense of Lebanon’s Al Riyadi, 96-88. Petrochimi of Iran also finished in third place.
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)
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The targeted procession was part of wider Shia religious events marking Ashura, a commemoration of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed.
The program motivates children to get involved in rugby, promote active lifestyles and encourage healthy living.
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The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is launching the Partner Schools Programme tomorrow with its first school visit to GEMS Royal Dubai School.
On Monday, in the semifinals it will be Venezuela against North Korea at 4pm, followed by Spain taking on Japan at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman at 7pm.
15:16 GMT
The four sides left in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan have one objective left in mind — to reach the final and keep their title hopes alive.
It's amazing what makeup can achieve. (Creative commons)
15:11 GMT
In a new victory for shallowness in society, this groom divorced bride after he saw her natural face for the first time.
Even at full capacity, Egyptian and Israeli electricity grids fail to cover the Gaza Strip’s energy needs. (AFP/File)
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The technicians were doing maintenance work on electricity lines in the eastern suburbs of the town of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, when Israeli troops fired at them.
During a military operation launched by the Kurdish peshmerga forces near Mosul, Iraq's second city and the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country, one Iraqi Kurdish reporter was killed and another wounded in August 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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Peshmerga troops are fighting alongside Iraqi security forces to dislodge Daesh extremist militia from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
The 31-year-old actor left fans swooning playing the famous archaeologist. (Radio Times)
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The 31-year-old actor left fans swooning playing the famous archaeologist.
Palestinian women perform in a play in Gaza city (AFP/File)
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Atallah Abu Subuh called traditional singing and dancing a “noise pollutant”.
Syrian government forces gather amidst destruction in the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, north of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
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Scores of people were injured in the attack and civil defense teams were struggling to dig up victims stuck under the debris of collapsed buildings.
Projects such as the Iran-Oman gas pipeline, Iran-Oman shipping line and $250M worth of Iranian shopping mall projects to be developed by Omani investors are expected to further bilateral ties. (Twitter)
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Oman and Iran are taking steps to boost trade from one billion dollars annually to up to five billion within five years.
Jihadists have mounted a string of deadly operations against security forces since the military ousted Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)
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A police officer and four soldiers were killed after armed fighters attacked a security patrol in North Sinai on Sunday.
A small number of potential buyers from the Middle East are vying for Oger's stake in Arab Bank, including Saudi Arabia's al-Hokair family. (File photo)
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The embattled company is hoping to raise up to a billion dollars with the sale of its 20.93 percent stake in Arab Bank, but experts warn that even $1B is a drop in the ocean for Oger's debts.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had initially promised modernity and vowed religion would not be used in politics again, but the authorities' actions say otherwise. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed )
11:45 GMT
The 30-year-old man started criticising the government and the country’s high prices, before dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight.
Graduate and post graduate degree in business management continue to trump other fields of study as the most sought-after educational qualifications. (Shutterstock)
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If you're looking for a job in the Middle East over the next three months, here are a few things you should know.
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, goes out from a private jet after he toured the Dubai Airshow on Sunday (AFP/File)
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Sheikh Mohammed loaded his 747B-400 with medical supplies, tents, mosquito nets, water purification units and a range of other support equipment as 300,000 residents are currently living in temporary shelters after their homes were destroyed by that horrible natural disaster.