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International medical charities say Syrian government forces target hospitals, clinics and ambulances in opposition-held areas. (AFP)
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Missiles struck a medical centre in Syria's northern rebel-held province.
OPEC and non-OPEC countries signed a deal last November aimed at cutting production by 1.8 million barrels a day. (AFP/ Joe Klamar)
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Oil prices have stabilized after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that a deal to extend oil production curbs was in the pipeline.
He called the campaign “a collective imperative” that must be championed by all people of good conscience.(AFP)
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Nigerian activists urge UN and global powers to ratchet pressure on the Israeli government to lift the siege on Gaza.

April 22, 2017

Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah
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Qatari racer Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah won Saturday the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, the fourth round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, after the conclusion of the fifth round of the race.
Early marriage, child recruitment and prostitution levels are on the rise in Yemen as a direct result of poverty caused by war. (AFP/ File)
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In Yemen, people are not able to pay their rent, utilities and hospital bills or for groceries.
The Sudanese pound has lost 100% of its value since South Sudan’s secession in 2011, pushing inflation rates to record levels given that the country imports most of its food. (AFP/File)
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Inflation in Sudan jumped to almost 35 percent in March, its highest level since South Sudan's secession in 2011.
Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq (Photo: Perfect Fit Magazine)
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The Kuwaiti jet-ski world champion, Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq, won the UAE marathon 2017 that concluded in Dubai marina on Saturday.
Transferring money in and out of Iran became complicated as a result of years of restrictions as well as US primary sanctions. (Pixabay)
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could be used to send funds in and out of Iran.
Retired Iranian football player Hadi Aghili
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Former player of the Iran men’s national football team and Persian Gulf Pro League club Sepahan, Hadi Aghili, has bid farewell to his football playing career at the age of 36.
Iraqis evacuate a body from the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad's central Karrada district. (AFP/ File)
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The average Iraqi civil servant worked only six months in 2016 with the rest of the year off.
Association president calls for more tournaments at junior level to ensure constant supply for national team
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The President of the UAE Football Association (UAE FA) has renewed his call to focus on the grassroots to elevate the standard of football in the country.
Today’s ruling came as the 11 defendants appealed the court verdict of last year.
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Sunday upheld an earlier ruling for Giza Criminal Court sentencing 11 members of Ultras White Knights to one year in prison for conspiring to kill MP Mortada Mansour, said the head of Zamalek Sports Club.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani says Jordan continues to push for a political solution in Syria. (File/AFP)
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Jordan has rejected as “baseless” claims that it plans to deploy troops in neighbouring Syria in coordination with the US.
26 Qataris and two Saudis released through hard and dangerous negotiations that included bargains and money in a cautious diplomacy. (AFP)
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The Qatari nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq might be released in the coming 48 hours, quoting a negotiator close to the issue.
Afghanistan boasts pristine mountains and medieval ruins, but many are located in areas plagued by insurgency.
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The president of Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country.
Taliban militants in three military vehicles with forged documents launched the attack by shooting a rocket at the entrance of the army base. (AFP)
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The attack took place at an army command centre a few kilometres from Mazar-e Sharif, the capital of Balkh province.
The loss of Mosul would be a death blow to the “caliphate” Daesh proclaimed after capturing the city in a massive offensive in June 2014. (AFP)
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Iraqi forces launch fresh push against Daesh-held villages as part of months-old operation to retake areas in western Anbar province.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
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Campaigning for Iran's presidential elections scheduled for 19 May began on Friday, as "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani looks to defend his post from more conservative challengers.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (AFP)
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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday said there was "no longer any doubt" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime still has chemical weapons.
Traffic lights (File photo)
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A lorry driver who has jumped red lights 11 times will be deported after serving a two-month sentence, a judge in Bahrain has ruled.

April 21, 2017

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah during the third day action Thursday in the Qatar Cross-Country Rally. (Photo: Arab News)
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Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, Austria’s Matthias Walkner and Poland’s Rafal Sonik claimed victories in the third stage of the Qatar Cross-Country Rally...
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Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to a recent research.
The Frenchman, now coach at Barcelona's great Clasico rivals, had an early taste of La Pulga's skills as Madrid were destroyed 3-0 back in 2005
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The Frenchman, now coach at Barcelona's great Clasico rivals, had an early taste of La Pulga's skills as Madrid were destroyed 3-0 back in 2005
A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody after three explosions were let off prior to a Champions League meeting with Monaco on April 11
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A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody after three explosions were let off prior to a Champions League meeting with Monaco on April 11
A convoy of ambulances transporting wounded civilians and rebels from the villages of Fuaa and Kafraya, the last two regime-held villages in Idlib province, is guarded as it heads towards the Cilvegozu crossing with Turkey on December 28, 2015 (AFP Photo/Omar Haj Kadour)
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The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns, part of a Qatari-mediated swap deal between the warring sides, resumed on Friday after a two-day halt.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/file photo)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet US counterpart Donald Trump in May, a month after he won a contested referendum that will tighten his grip on power.
Police check passersby near the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting which left one officer dead and two wounded. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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French police have detained three family members of the attacker who was shot dead in Paris yesterday after killing a police officer on the Champs Elysees.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP)
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Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose diatribes against the United States and Israel made him a polarizing figure, was barred Thursday from running again.
Saudi Arabia retail sector currently employs 1.5 million workers, of whom only 300,000 are Saudis. (AFP)
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Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous lavish shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment among the kingdom's local population.
Police officers frisk a man on the Champs Elysees in Paris after the deadly shooting. (AFP)
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Daesh "the Islamic State extremist organization" claimed responsibility for the shooting death of a French policeman on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Thursday, three days before the first round of the country's presidential election.
Daesh has a small but growing presence in Algeria. (Shutterstock)
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Daesh-affilitated outlets have become active in Algeria's eastern mountainous region.
Israelis barbecuing outside Ofer prison in the occupied West Bank. (Joe Dyke/Twitter)
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The group of settlers and soldiers set up outside Ofer prison, in the occupied West Bank, and grilled chicken and meat.
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The 70-year-old won in a raffle at his bank, but he rejected it on religious grounds.

April 20, 2017

 In 2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFLPA reached an agreement on wide-ranging changes to its drug programs.
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A survey of 1,122 American adults discovered that 69 percent approve of marijuana use by professional athletes.
The Yazidi new year is welcomed with candles and lamps in the Lalish Vallley, Iraq. The celebrations announce the birth of spring and a new cycle of life, commemorating the creation of the universe and honoring nature.
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On April 19th, Yazidis celebrate the New Year, the biggest gathering since their persecution by Daesh in 2014.
The letter exposes FIFA for running afoul of its own recent commitment to respect and promote internationally recognized human rights.
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More than 100 sports associations, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars...
Ahmed Elmohamady
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Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady said on Tuesday he is proud to be the first player to feature in 100 games for Hull City in the English Premier League.
Gabriele Del Grande pictured at the 71st Venice Film Festival in September 2014. (AFP/File)
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Gabriele Del Grande, who writes for a blog and has made documentaries on human rights issues, says he has not been charged but has had his phone confiscated and been denied access to a lawyer.
Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. (Twitter)
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Saudi Arabia's labor minister issued an order on Thursday to restrict employment in shopping malls to Saudi nationals.
Supporters of the "no" vote protest what they say was vote-rigging in Turkey's constitutional referendum, April 18 2017. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Turkey's justice minister doesn't think much of attempts to oppose the result of the country's constitutional referendum.
'Suicide Squad' actor Will Smith is in talks with Disney to voice The Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of 'Aladdin'. (
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'Suicide Squad' actor Will Smith is in talks with Disney to voice The Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. (AFP/File)
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The IMF has raised its global growth forecast for this year but also warned protectionist policies could undermine a recovery.
The Turkish-made torpedo can be used for defense against submarines. (File photo)
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A Turkish-made torpedo will be unveiled at next month’s International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul.
Egyptian President Sisi (L) and US President Trump (R) talk at the White House, 3 April 2017. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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Aya Hijazi was acquitted of all charges on Sunday after spending three years in pre-trial detention.
The UAE is among the top nations in per capita waste generation in the world, and reportedly has some of the highest electricity and water consumption rates globally. (Pixabay)
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The UAE is among the top nations in per capita waste generation in the world.
The right colors can help boost the productivity of employees. (Pixabay)
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There are quite a few ways to revamp your office space, thus making the ambiance interesting and people high-spirited.
A Yemeni militiaman prepares to fire a rocket propelled grenade during clashes with Houthi rebels in Taiz, April 16 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
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Human Rights Watch has said that rebels in Yemen are using landmines, despite them being banned under international law.
A Yemeni militiaman loyal to the Saudi-backed President, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, during clashes with Houthi rebels in Taiz, April 16 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
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Yemenis have suffered more and more since the war in the country intensified two years ago.
Google, Facebook and Microsoft join legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban. (shutterstock)
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Top tech firms say Trump travel ban makes it more difficult to attract talented employees, increases costs and makes it tougher to compete.
Villas on Amwaj Islands are currently considered the most expensive in the kingdom, though residential values held steady in other parts of the country, remaining unchanged for six consecutive quarters. (Shutterstock)
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Rents in Bahrain are in free fall this year as a result of weaker economic conditions and real estate oversupply.
Jordanian security forces on patrol in the southern city of Karak. (AFP/File)
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The suspect is accused 'promoting the ideologies of Daesh' by posting photos, videos and news about them on Facebook.
Edgardo Bauza among candidates
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Edgardo Bauza, Ricardo Gareca and Reinaldo Rueda likely to be in the fray
City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City. (Photo:
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City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City.
“I am a woman, I have to be proud of being a woman. This is my identity. In order to make people respect you, you have to understand and respect who you are and what you are.” (twitter/UNWomen/RyanBrown)
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The unstoppable force of Khalida Popal.
A Palestinian woman helps her son study, by candlelight, at their makeshift home in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on April 19, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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The mother of Hadar Goldin, killed by Hamas during the 2014 Gaza war, took Israel's Prime Minister to task for what she said were his failings.
This is so different to the clean cut Rami we're used to. (Boston Hassle)
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Malek's new film is 'The Night Manager' gone psychological thriller.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claims "An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it.' (AFP)
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Tiller son's statement bizarrely came hours after the State Department confirmed that Iran continue to comply with the terms of the nuclear deal.
Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz attends a press conference on April 19, 2017, upon being announced as the new head coach for the Algerian national team. Alcaraz had previously coached Spanish sides Granada, Levante and Recreativo de Huelva.
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The new coach of the Algerian national football team Lucas Alcaraz has engaged in a two-year contract with the Algerian Football Federation (FAF)...
Tunisian women harvest grapes in the wine-producing region of Grombalia as the country looks to branch out into wine tourism. (AFP/ Fethi Belaid)
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A new Tunisian-Libyan Bank agency with a capital of 100 million dinars ($43.4 million) was inaugurated in Monastir in Tunisia.
Yemeni protesters take part in the "march for bread", calling for an end to the civil war. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Both sides are disappearing political opponents in Yemen's brutal civil war.
The Revolutionary Guards' Qods Force has military advisers in Iraq and Syria. (AFP)
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General Iraj Masjedi was formally the senior adviser to Major General Qassem Soleimani, who oversees Iranian operations in Iraq and Syria.
Anti-referendum protests in Turkey. (Yasin Akgul/AFP)
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Around 1,500 people protested the outcome of Turkey's referendum in central Istanbul late Wednesday, the fourth night since the vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP)
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US President Donald Trump will host Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington next month, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Music has been banned from Mosul under Daesh. (File photo)
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As Daesh "the Islamic State group" loses ground in its Iraqi "capital" of Mosul, residents are returning to some of their old pastimes that the extremists had outlawed.

April 19, 2017

The tournament’s approved the addition of karate for the first time, adding to the existing sports of basketball, volleyball, table tennis, fencing, archery, shooting, athletics, and show jumping.
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In a move towards expanding sporting excellence for female athletes, the next edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament is to feature karate alongside the event’s traditional eight sports.
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators give high fives to a disabled runner as he makes his way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
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Sporting apparel manufacturer Adidas apologized Tuesday after it sent customers an email congratulating them for "surviving" the Boston Marathon.
Vettel completed the 57 laps of the 5.4-km track in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds, for his third win in Bahrain
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel held off a tremendous late charge from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday and take the overall lead in the Formula One title race.
Earlier this week, the Afghan officials also claimed to have eliminated the militants’ shadow governor for Takhar province. (AFP)
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Local media also reported a few civilian casualties in the raid.
Emerson Fittipaldi (left) and a dignitary from NBK unveil the Supercar Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina’ at QMS 2017. (Photo: Jayan Orma)
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Legendary automobile racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi unveiled his dream track supercar 'Fittipaldi EF7' on the opening day of the Qatar Motor Show 2017 in Doha on Tuesday.
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane waits prior the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg football match Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, on April 18, 2017.
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Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane waits prior the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg football match Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, on April 18, 2017. Christof STACHE / AFP
A Palestinian protester holds a picture of Marwan Barghouti during a rally to support the prisoners' strike in the West Bank town of Hebron, April 17 2017. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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Mohammed Abu Sakha, held without charge or trial by Israel, is one of 1500 prisoners on a mass hunger strike.
Turkish police detained 38 people in Istanbul over peaceful street protests that took place after Sunday's referendum. (AFP)
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Turkish minister to OSCE, "You cannot come to Turkey and interfere in its politics."
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan during a press conference in Riyadh on December 22, 2016, to announce the country's national budget for 2017. (AFP)
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The Arab Monetary Fund has released the April edition of the Arab Economic Outlook report.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
He's a free man (kinda) but his lawyer wants him to keep away from the ladies. (YouTube)
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He's a free man (kinda) but his lawyer wants him to keep away from the ladies.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
Tyson will reveal more details at an international press conference at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, on May 4. (AFP/Stan Honda)
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Mike Tyson has announced that he has chosen Dubai for the official announcement of his new business venture.
Convincing a future hiring manager that you’re the perfect candidate will require you to write a cover letter. (Pexels)
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When applying for jobs in an ever-competitive professional world, setting yourself apart from other job seekers can be a hard thing to achieve.
The event took place on the 14th April outside a Mosque in Mafra, Jordan. (twitter)
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Mosque-goers in Mafraq stamp over posters of Shia clerics and burn Iranian flags at Friday prayers.
Duldulao claims she didn't marry Wissam al Mana for a multi-million divorce payout. (LongRoom)
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Claims she didn't marry Wissam al Mana for a multi-million divorce payout.
Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. (Aldar Properties)
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Prices are expected to decline even further in 2017.
Civilians from besieged government-held villages Fuaa and Kafraya wait to be handed over from opposition to government forces near Aleppo, April 19 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
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Civilians from government-held Fuaa and Kafraya are again waiting at Rashideen, where a car bomb struck last week, killing over 100.
Smart TVs are great: They’ve got internet access, a multitude of fancy apps, can play games, and seamlessly stream media from pretty much any device you may have handy. (Pixabay)
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There are ways you can make your regular TV just as great as the latest smart TVs out there.
With 2018 fast approaching, it is critical for businesses in the GCC to start planning now for the impending arrival of the new tax regime. (Pexels)
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The experts have some pointers to get businesses in the GCC ready for VAT.
Lamyaa later said she didn't actually plan on taking off her hijab, but wanted to prove a point about misconceptions. (Shutterstock)
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Lamyaa Alshehri, who lives in Pennsylvania, posted the conversation after a Twitter user bet that her father would 'beat her up' if she took off her hijab.
Last week President Michel Aoun suspended parliament due to the electoral law crisis. (AFP/File)
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If parliament's term is not extended, parliamentary vacuum will threaten the work of the country's constitutional institutions.
Somalia has declared a state of emergency over severe drought and 2.9 million of its population face a food crisis that could lead to famine, according to the UN. (AFP)
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The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation said it has completed the largest concrete dam construction project in Somalia.
Wearing traditional Yazidi clothes, holding candles and paraffin lamps, Yazidis gather in the holy town of Lalish.(AFP)
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The event, known as "Carsama Sari Sali", is meant to commemorate the creation of the universe by the angels and celebrate nature and fertility.
Protesters take part in a rally in Gaza City to show their suppport to the Palestinians detained in Israeli jails who launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Fatah's delegation visiting Gaza was tasked with taking steps toward forming a unity government with Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank.
Frenchman has won last three qualifying events and is favourite for Dubai
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PSA World Series Finals defending champion Gregory Gaultier is on track to retain the year-ending title in Dubai this June after winning the last qualifying event in Al Gouna, Egypt, at the weekend.
The Kingdom has announced the launch of more than 30 solar and wind projects as part of a plan to reduce its dependence on oil. (Pixabay)
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Saudi Arabia has announced it will launch over 30 solar and wind projects as part of a plan to cut its dependence on oil.
She thought she was channeling her inner Soad Hosny. (Al Arabiya English)
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She thought she was channeling her inner Soad Hosny.
Supporters of the "No" march at Besiktas to submit their petition calling for the annulment of a referendum that approved sweeping constitutional changes boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, claiming blatant vote-rigging had swung the result, on April 18, 2017 in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Opponents to the referendum have continued to protest, saying that blatant vote-rigging took place to swing the result.
Bana and her mother, Fatemah, have been documenting daily life in east Aleppo since September. (Twitter)
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The seven-year-old, who has become known as the 'Syrian Anne Frank' has been documenting her harrowing experiences in Aleppo and now as her family rebuilds their lives in Turkey.