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Turkish riot police patrol outside Ataturk International Airport after three suicide bombers killed at least 36 people on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The Turkish Prime Minister confirmed at least 36 killed by three suicide bombers who attack Ataturk International airport late Tuesday evening.

June 28, 2016

The aftermath of Tuesday's explosions at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (Twitter/Julian Roepcke)
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10 killed in explosions at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
It is believed that two suicide bombers detonated explosives at Istanbul's main airport. (Twitter)
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Turkish authorities have not yet confirmed injuries or casualties.
Hatem Ben Arfa
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The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Nice and was keen on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, although the French champions have not tabled an offer
Human rights activist Nadia Murad testifies at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Interrogations are used as a weapon of repression and torture in Iran; after a three-month nightmare, Nadia Murad asks world leaders to recognize genocide; and the "return of self-security" in Lebanon.
A rainbow flag at a gay pride parade in Stockholm, Sweden (AFP)
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Milo Yiannopoulos announces plan in response to the June 12 Orlando shooting.
A map showing Lebanon breaking off from the Middle East (Facebook/Robert Gemayel)
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Some Lebanese want out of their continent too following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
An Afghan National Army soldier fires at Daesh militants in Kot, in the eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan security forces continue their push to sweep Daesh militants out of Kot in the eastern Nangarhar province.
Nusra Front fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
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According to the ISSG Ceasefire Task Force, Nusra Front militants have been receiving advanced weaponry despite the ongoing ceasefire.
Israel and Turkey have been working towards normalizing ties, however the issue of the Gaza siege remained a contentious stumbling block in negotiations until recently. (AFP/File)
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After undergoing a mandatory Israeli security check, the relief supplies should begin to be distributed in Gaza on Monday or Tuesday - just in time for the multi-day festival of Eid.
A checkpoint in Mukalla, Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Daesh conducted a suicide bombing at a military checkpoint, killing 48 loyalist troops in Mukalla.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of a church where a suicide bomber blew himself up the previous day in the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the Lebanon's border with Syria, on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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On Monday suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Christian border village.
Raha Moharrak (Photo: CNN)
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Having been a curious child, Raha Moharrak always dreamed of having chal- lenging adventures and seeing the world. She graduated...
French soldiers aboard an aircraft search for debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt enlisted a submarine on May 22 to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804. (AFP/File)
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Experts at the French air accident investigation office will attempt to repair the second so-called black box, which contains sound recordings from the cockpit, tomorrow, according to the committee.
Tarantino, who last visited Israel to promote his 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds, is one of a great number of exciting guests who will take part in this year’s festival. (
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Tarantino, who last visited Israel to promote his 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds, is one of a great number of exciting guests who will take part in this year’s festival.
The Kuwaiti emir does not "like" the increased use of social media to ignite sectarian differences. (Shutterstock)
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The Kuwaiti emir condemned the use of social media to elevate sectarian tension between Sunni and Shia online.
Ramadan Sobhi
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English Premier League side Stoke City have upped their bid to sign Ahly's prodigy Ramadan Sobhi, the teenager's agent Nader Shawky said on Sunday.
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protesters outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison. (AFP/File)
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The decision was based on the grounds that there is no treaty or convention regarding extradition between the two states.
The output of Al-Shaheen oilfield over the last 22 years hit 1.6 billion barrels at a daily rate of 300,000 barrels which represent nearly 40 percent of Qatar's total oil output. (File photo)
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The French oil giant has won the bid to develop the Qatari oil field, and will own 30 percent of the joint venture with QP.
Gaza has been under siege since 2007. (AFP/File)
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"A courageous thing Turkey should do is admit they failed to lift Gaza seige..."
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. (AFP/File)
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Sources close to senior figures in the Palestinian group ruling the Gaza Strip claimed that Ankara leaned on the Hamas leadership to curb its criticism until the deal with Israel was signed.
A program for the restoration of historic mosques under the (SCTNH) was started in cooperation with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. (File photo)
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Of the 800 surveyed mosques in the Kingdom, 21 have already been restored by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and Ministry of Islamic Affairs.
Liliane Daoud was escorted to the terminal by security officers without any luggage. (
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Daoud was escorted to the terminal by security officers without any luggage.
Femi Ogunode
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With less than 40 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Qatar’s talented Athletics track team are in the final stages of their intense training for Olympic glory.
Footage showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visiting troops on the frontline near Damascus was broadcast on pro-government TV. (Euronews)
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Assad was seen touring several positions at a newly recaptured airbase in the Damascus suburbs.
Tourists take a camel ride to visit the Bedouin village at Wahiba Sands. (Oman Tourism Ministry)
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A survey by Oman's Ministry of Higher Education has found that oil and gas positions, up until last year the most sought after jobs, have slumped, replaced with careers in tourism, hospitality and banking.
Dina Elsherbini makes a comeback in Grand Hotel. (Grand Hotel)
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The storyline, talented cast, lush setting, and attention to detail in the period drama make Grand Hotel a must-see.
Thneibat, the most famous traffic officer in Jordan, rather enjoyed busting a move on the job - as did everyone else, particularly those stuck in traffic. (Courtesy photo)
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Hazza Abd El-Hammed Thneibat began his service in public security in 1966, serving until 1984. He was married three times, two who passed away, and he provided for 12 people.
We're behind you, Aziz! (Facebook)
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In an op-ed for the 'New York Times," the popular entertainer born to Muslim immigrants from India accuses Trump of spewing "vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric."
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Published today in the British Dental Journal, the survey looked at 160 children in four schools across South Wales and concluded that children are...
Having fun under the sea (Facebook / anaa.el3arosa)
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Underwater bikes tipped for a launch in Sharm el Sheikh.
Jordanian soldiers on patrol on the Jordan-Iraq border. (AFP/File)
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The latest attack on Jordan's borders comes a day after the militant group claimed an attack at al-Rukban refugee camp that killed six officers.
The satellite programme is part of the UAE's far-reaching ambitions in space and outer atmosphere. (Khaleej Times)
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'Nayif 1' has successfully passed all its tests and stages and will be launched into space on the Falcon 9 Rocket by SpaceX.
Investcorp said it’s European team had witnessed the most active period in its 30-year history over the last 12 months, having signed four new deals and exited eight European portfolio companies. (Shutterstock)
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Following its acquisition of SecureLink in 2015, the Coresec purchase is in line with Investcorp's vision of creating a pan-European cyber security specialist.
The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Islam's holiest site, pictured on October 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Jordan called on on Israel to immediately halt the unjustified violations, and to respect the status quo as an occupying power in the Palestinian territory
Salma's body can only be described as wowzers. (File photo)
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Hayek revealed she is beginning to feel insecure about her body as she enters her fifties.
British-Lebanese journalist Liliane Daoud was arrested and deported from Egypt late Monday following accusations that she was close to the opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)
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Eight police officers arrested Daoud at her home after she ended her contract with ONTV.
Well it seems like the tigers will have to make new dinner plans. (Creative commons)
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Air Berlin, which would have flown the group from Turkey, cancelled the contract, saying key information - such as the fact that most members of the group of 100 lacked permission to enter Germany legally - was withheld by the Centre for Political Beauty (Zentrum fuer Politische Schoenheit), the group behind the installation.
Turkish special forces at the site of a bomb attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March 31, 2016. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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The explosion occurred near a state hospital in the district of Dicle, north of the region's largest city Diyarbakir.
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)
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The prosecutor said the investigation would start as an accident inquiry, since there is not currently evidence linking the crash to an attack.
The Manchester City soccer player split from Victoria’s Secret model Anara Antanes last year. (Twitter)
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The Manchester City midfielder celebrated his 29th birthday in LA with the 17 year-old budding model, days after being spotted holding hands while leaving a nightclub.
The chief executive of IAG’s Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh, said on June 1 that the UK might have to renegotiate its air services agreements with other countries, including the EU, if it leaves. (File photo)
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Gulf airline chiefs have declined to comment on Britain's referendum results, but currency volatility, reduced profit growth and agreements permitting air connectivity are a major concern.
A Palestinian girl receives food from the tekiyya, Arabic name for the soup kitchen, during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Gaza City on June 13, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Turkey's President Erdogan said more than 10,000 tons of aid supplies will be sailed to Gaza in the coming weeks.
Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
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The crashed plane's black boxes were badly corroded by salt water, but are now ready for analysis.
The first phase will begin with the construction of a 3-star hotel, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. (Oman Tribune)
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Al Khonji Real Estate has been granted permission to develop the 661,000 square metres site which will include a commercial and residential complex and amusement park.
Hussain Abu Hilal is a well-established HR professional with more than 12 years of work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. (Bayt)
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The seasoned HR professional explains why investing in employees development pays off.
Lebanese members of parliament count the votes after casting their ballots to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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'The reason behind the presidential vacuum is that local political forces are awaiting foreign instructions, especially a Saudi decision,' Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.“
Lack of financial education cited as exacerbating economic inequality. (File photo)
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With so many UAE residents caught in debt cycles, the significance of financial education is perhaps even bigger this year as oil prices and the resulting slowdown in economic growth force companies to axe jobs.
The happy couple on their wedding day in gorgeous Santorini. (Instagram)
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Deli has married Egyptian businessman Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif.
France is Saudi Arabia's third largest trading partner. (AFP/Stephane de Sakutin)
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After yesterday's visit with President Hollande, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet with French leaders to finalise major pacts in various fields.
Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli police and Muslims protesting Jewish visits to the holy site. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes broke out two days in a row during visits to the religious site by Israeli settlers under military protection.
Iraqis displaced from the city of Fallujah collect aid distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council at a newly opened camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Fallujah residents had already been suffering from lack of food and medical care for months.
Palestinian fishermen on the beach in Gaza City. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
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Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishermen boats, preventing them from fishing within a range of five nautical miles, despite the designated fishing range extending to six miles.
Dubai is aiming to generate 7 percent of its total power from clean energy sources in the next four years, 25 percent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050. (File photo)
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A consortium led by Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company is in talks with Gulf banks to fund the third phase construction of the largest single-site solar park in the world.
Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, right, shakes hands with the head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Tehran on July 02, 2015. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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The two officials exchanged viewpoints about developments in Syria and bilateral cooperation for a political solution to the foreign-sponsored crisis in the Arab country.
Lebanese security forces marked off the site of Monday morning's suicide bombings in al-Qaa, less than 24 hours before three more suicide bombings hit the town. (AFP/Stringer)
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Hours after a series of four suicide bomb explosions, three more suicide bombers attacked Al-Qaa, near the Syrian border.
The world's top liquefied natural gas exporter is one of the richest countries per capita but it faces a $12.8 billion budget deficit this year because of the continued lower oil and gas prices. (File photo)
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Qatar's foreign trade surplus dived 50 percent to $2.05 billion over lst year, due to the drop in energy prices.
Ecstasy pills. (Shutterstock)
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Three yeshiva students were arrested for hiding ecstasy pills in cigarette packs and transporting them into Israel.
The entertainment complex will be developed by the state-run Aqaba Development Corporation. (File photo)
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The three-storey complex will host 50 shops and include three cinemas and a solar-powered drive-in cinema.
A man surveys the debris of the al-Fateh mosque, bombed by militants in Iraq earlier this year. (AFP/File)
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A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in western Baghdad on Monday night, killing at least a dozen people.
Nigel Farage made immigration the defining issue of the Brexit referendum, tapping into fears of a wobbly economic future and lost national identity, which particularly hit home for low income voters concerned about the uptick in Middle Eastern immigration, on top of years of European immigration, to the UK.
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The UK has filed for divorce from the EU. So what does this broken home mean for the Middle East?
Afghan security forces at their positions during clashes with Daesh militants in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan air forces strikes in the eastern Nangarhar province killed at least ten Daesh militants and wounded over a dozen.

June 27, 2016

Civilans flee fighting in Fallujah (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Twitter abounds with images of the city which up until this month spent the last two years under Daesh rule.
US special forces assisting the Syrian Democratic Forces near Raqqa, Syria (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Radi Suleiman took off the head-to-toe cover upon arriving in Lebanon from Raqqa in protest of Daesh's rule.
Serena Williams
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International stars from the world of tennis, celebrity and fashion came together to celebrate the 11th annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free at The Roof Gardens, Kensington.
Rebel fighters in Ghouta, February 2016 (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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@syrianpresidency was very active on Instagram today.
Mavi Marmara. (Free Gaza movement/CC BY-SA 2.0)
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After having signed a reconciliation agreement with Turkey, Israel must apologize for its lies and distortions; the DNC Platform refuses to call for end to Israeli occupation; and the odd life of an Iraqi dog.
A 'No To Brexit' sign is pictured on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland on June 7, 2016. (AFP/Paul Faith)
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Now that Israel’s ally is out of the EU, how will this effect Israel’s standing in the international arena?
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The Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation was officially declared today, with Col. Khalid Abdulaziz Al Khayyat named as the first president of the new board of directors.
Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
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Paris official received the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes, and remaining wreckage is being examined at Cairo International Airport.
Amina Rouba
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Algerian rowers Amina Rouba and Sid Ali Boudina, qualified for Rio Olympic Games (5-21 August 2016) separately continued their preparation abroad, the Algerian Federation of Rowing and Canoeing (FASACK) said.
Breast cancer is detected late in 50-70 percent of cases in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
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Two Saudi malls are hosting innovative breast cancer screening clinics during Ramadan.
Civilians drive past damaged buildings in Maarat al-Numan, Syria. (AFP/File)
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Maarat al-Numan residents' peaceful protests against al-Nusra Front in their city have lasted more than 100 days.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
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The hearing was originally scheduled for September 4.
Egypt, like much of the world, is reeling from Brexit (Shutterstock)
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The recent "Brexit" referendum for Britain to leave the EU has made ripples in the global economy all the way to the Middle East.
Bahrain Olympic Committee logo
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Athletes in Bahrain and the region face a different kind of challenge when training in Ramadan, according to experts. Gruelling 15-hour fasts dramatically cut into the time usually spent training or focusing on healthy nutrition.
A 'No To Brexit' sign is pictured on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland on June 7, 2016. (AFP/Paul Faith)
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Now that Israel’s BFF is out of the EU, how will this effect Israel’s standing in the international arena?
The official poster for 'Afrah Al Qobah.' (
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So inappropriate for Ramadan.
Saudis examine water samples from the Zamzam Well to check for contamination. (AFP/File)
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Illegal vendors selling questionably-sourced Zamzam water have been arrested and their stockpiles of illegally obtain holy water have been confiscated.
Adel Hussain Abdulla (Photo: eurosport)
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Nissan Middle East and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., its exclusive dealer in Qatar, extended their commitment and support to Qatari rally drive Adel Hussain...
Jordanians wave Muslim Brotherhood flags in Amman in 2007 (AFP/File)
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A Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson in Jordan, Muadh al-Kuwalda, said that the perpetrators burned down the headqarters right after iftar, after members removed the side door of the building.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters chat as they advance into the Islamic State (IS) jihadist's group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, on June 23, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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The majority of the civilians were killed when a mosque was struck with cluster bombs on Saturday.
Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
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Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
Sanaa residents survey the damage from an attack earlier in 2016. (AFP/File)
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A motorbike bombing in a souk wounded at least 20 people in northwest Yemen.
Kanye's 'Famous' video features him in bed with naked lookalikes of stars including Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Chris Brown. (
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French Montana thinks the world needs more people like 'the genius' Kanye West after the controversy surrounding his latest 'Famous' video.
Afghan refugees rest next to their tent at the reception center for refugees in Schisto, near Athens, Greece, February 25, 2016. (AFP/File)
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More than three million Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan since the 1980s.
Over the past ten years, Jordan has witnessed a rising demand on electricity that ranged between 5-7 percent annually.
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Jordan Nuclear Power Company CEO Dr. Ahmad Hiyasat said that the bilateral cooperation will ensure sustainable development and confront rising prices in the energy sector.
Turkish anti-riot police officers block the street on June 4, 2016 as protesters shout slogans against Germany and hold placards reading "We do not do genocide" in front of the German consulate in Istanbul after the German parliament recognised as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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With the EU-Turkey refugee deal already on the rocks, Turkey is threatening action against Germany for recognizing the Armenian Genocide, which the Turkish government vehemently denies.
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.