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 Saudi Arabia and Egypt will bow out with a final Group A fixture after the two sides lost both their previous matches
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Saudi Arabia and Egypt will bow out with a final Group A fixture after the two sides lost both their previous matches
Egyptian national football team player and Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah (L) poses with head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov during a training at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Egypt's national football team will use the venue as their base camp training site.
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The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov awarded Liverpool and Egypt attacker Mohamed Salah honorary Chechen citizenship in Grozny on Friday.
Manual recount has begun in Iraq's Kurdistan region (AFP/ File Photo)
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The manual recount of votes from last month’s parliamentary election began Saturday in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region, according to the electoral commission.
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In a major re-display, The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World will exhibit “world-class Islamic collection”, which will include very fine Turkish arts from the Ottoman era as well as from a vast Islamic geography.

June 23, 2018

Nabil Maaloul
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The head coach of Tunisia's football team has responded after facing criticism for reading Quranic verses with players before a game at the World Cup in Russia.
The Asian Football Confederation logo
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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to apply video assistant referee (VAR) starting from the 2018 AFC Champions...
FIFA likely to intervene following government's interference
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The Lebanese Football Association will inform FIFA of government inference if the Youth and Sports Ministry does not abandon its calls for accountability for last week’s vote against Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
 Romelu Lukaku became Belgium's all-time top scorer at major tournaments as the Red Devils cruised past an insipid Tunisia in Moscow.
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Romelu Lukaku became Belgium's all-time top scorer at major tournaments as the Red Devils cruised past an insipid Tunisia in Moscow.
The high number of players and concentration on the motor and medical insurance segments has intensified competitive pressures. (Pixabay)
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Insurance companies operating in Jordan face challenging market conditions, with competition eroding technical margins, coupled with exposure to political, economic and financial system risks, according to a new market segment report by A.M. Best.
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The pop princess, 33, looked sensational in a futuristic metallic armour bodysuit with dramatic shoulders and striking detached sleeves.
Logan Browning in Dear White People. (Twitter)
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Netflix has renewed its comedy-drama Dear White Peoplefor a third season following the May premiere of Season 2.
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Taylor Swift kicked off her Wembley Stadium dates in an energetic fashion, as she took to the stage in a show-stopping bodysuit on Friday.
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She is on the cover of the of the July issue of Rolling Stone.
Taylor Swift surprised fans by bringing out Niall Horan on stage. (Twitter)
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Taylor Swift brought out Niall Horan on the first of two consecutive nights at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday night (22.06.18) for a rendition of his hit song 'Slow Hands'.
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A Dubai court has sentenced two men to three years each in prison for assaulting a Pakistani construction worker, and causing his death unintentionally.
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A woman, who was caught by Dubai cops after she complained at the police station she was raped, was sentenced to three months in jail by the Court of First Instance on Thursday.
Jordanian King Abdullah II welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Jordan Royal Palace in Amman, June 21, 2018. AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on an official trip to Jordan and Lebanon.
Cat Deeley welcomes her 2nd child in family. (Facebook
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Cat Deeley and her husband Patrick Kielty have welcomed their second child into the world, and the loved up couple said their two-year-old son Milo is already "the perfect big brother".
US President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu. (Screengrab)
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The Middle East envoys of US President Donald Trump held talks in Jerusalem on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
People sit next to campaign posters for parliamentary elections at a cafe in the northern part of Nicosia in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on January 3, 2018. (AFP/ File)
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Fourteen suspected members of the Islamic State group were arrested on Friday by Turkish authorities in Ankara and are accused of planning an attack on elections this weekend, reported the state-run Anadolu news agency.
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The EU police agency Europol announced on Friday that 28 suspects have been arrested in Spain for smuggling children from Morocco to Europe.
Saudi authorities have continued their campaign to eliminate the broadcasting devices that are responsible of bootlegging one of the sport channels. (AFP/File)
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Football governing bodies Fifa and Uefa have accused Saudi Arabia of "stealing" live World Cup broadcasts it does not have the rights to air.
Luke Cage star Mike Colter and his wife Iva Colter. (Twitter)
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Luke Cage star Mike Colter is going to be a dad of two.
Lowkey, a rapper, putting on a music gig. (Facebook)
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Lowkey, a giant of British hip-hop, will be headlining a concert on Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week in London.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) meets with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Beirut, during her official visit on June 22, 2018. (JOSEPH EID/ AFP)
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun has asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to help his country gradually repatriate its large Syrian refugee population.
Israeli army fire left 206 Palestinian injured near Gaza Strip. (AFP/ File Photo)
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At least 206 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli troops near the Gaza-Israel security fence on Friday.
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A Miami judge sentenced Colombian drug kingpin Henry De Jesus Lopez Londoño to 31 years in prison for importing cocaine into the United States.

June 22, 2018

Conjoined twins in Tanzania  (Twitter)
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Conjoined twins in Tanzania who were well-known in their country died this week at the age of 21 from respiratory failure.
Mohamed Al-Shenawy
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International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) decided to change the protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s Mohamed...
The games give Lebanese a way to escape from their problems.
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Citizens turn to football for some relief and fun amid political stagnation
Paraguay referee Enrique Caceres
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Egypt will formally protest to FIFA about the performance of Paraguay referee Enrique Caceres whose decisions they feel prejudiced the outcome of their World Cup game against hosts Russia in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
UEFA stressed that for the avoidance of any doubt, BeoutQ has received no rights whatsoever from UEFA to broadcast any UEFA event.
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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has condemned the acts of piracy by one of the illegal channels, called BeoutQ.
Tunisia’s progressive women's right laws in MENA have not translated into increased economic opportunities. (CPI Financial)
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By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
Demi Rose (Instagram)
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She is never far away from a bikini shoot and a beach setting.
Lottie Moss was showing off her style credentials when she attended the Tiffany & Co. bash in London (Twitter)
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She's following in her half-sister Kate Moss' footsteps and taking the modelling world by storm.
The carrier said it has a team of experts working with stakeholders and creditors to protect its investment and business interests. (File/Photo)
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Air Arabia PJSC fell in Dubai after the airline disclosed exposure of $336 million to funds managed by Abraaj Group, the private equity firm that’s being restructured.
Andie MacDowell commanded attention as she made a glamorous appearance at the Raffaello Summer Day party in Berlin (Shutterstock)
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Her prosperous acting and modelling career has spanned over four decades.
She has found new romance with Paul Solomons following her heartbreaking split from ex-fiancé Joshua Sasse last year (Instagram)
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She has found new romance with Paul Solomons following her heartbreaking split from ex-fiancé Joshua Sasse last year.
Justin Bieber, 24, struck a serious attitude as he left lunch at Cipriani's in NYC with girlfriend Hailey Baldwin, 21 (Twitter)
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Hours earlier he'd pranked the paparazzi by wearing a wedding band on his left ring finger.
 TV star 'is much more careful about being flashy' and not wearing any more jewelry than a simple wedding band (Shutterstock)
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It's been almost two years since she was bound and robbed of her jewelry at gunpoint in Paris.
Johnny Depp (Twitter)
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Johnny Depp insists his use of a sound engineer and earpiece helped bring a "truth" to his acting because he gets fed sounds that help him respond with just his eyes.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Twitter)
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran, government sources have said.
Folklore music and Dabke dancing at the Citadel in Amman celebrating International Music Day (Twitter)
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For the first time in its history, Jordan on Thursday celebrated Music Day, an annual music celebration marked on June 21 across the world.This article has been adapted from its original source.
Jennifer Aniston  (Twitter)
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Jennifer Aniston is reportedly "very happy being single" as she starts work on Netflix movie 'Murder Mystery' following her split from Justin Theroux earlier this year.
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The Orlando International Airport announced Thursday it will become the first airport in the country to require face scans of all passengers arriving or departing on international flights, including U.S. citizens.
Saudi Singer Based in Los Angeles Tamta (Twitter)
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With the long-awaited day when Saudi women can finally drive drawing near, a Saudi singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles has written a song to mark the historic occasion.
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket (Twitter)
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Melania Trump's visit to southern Texas on Thursday was meant to demonstrate her care for immigrant children, but a fashion faux pas has instead thrown a dark cloud over the visit.
Jordanian King Hussein al Abdullah in Amman with Angela Merkel (Twitter)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday commended Jordan's hospitality in receiving a large number of Syrian refugees and discussed the various challenges the Kingdom is facing in this regard.
Sara Netanyahu (Twitter)
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Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit filed an indictment on Thursday against the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, for fraud with aggravated circumstances and breach of public trust in the “Prepared Food Affair” in an explosive development which shook the country.
John Bolton is set to visit Russia during the coming week. (AFP/ File)
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The Kremlin said Thursday that US President Donald Trump's national security adviser is to visit Moscow.
1,000-year-old ancient amulet contains a prayer in Arabic (Twitter)
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Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed under a parking lot an extremely rare clay amulet, which dates back to the 9th or 10th century, Britain’s The Daily Mail has reported.
Oxford (Twitter)
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An Oxford don has been branded disgraceful after calling out a young man with Down's syndrome for being sexist after he said he picked out his clothes because he's a man.
Son of the legendary Moustapha Akkad, Malek Akkad (Twitter)
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“I really had no idea how long the process that I was getting myself into would take,” admits film producer Malek Akkad.
Egyptian armed forces are preparing to conduct a military operation in the Sinai Peninsula (AFP/ File)
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At least 32 militants have reportedly been killed in a wide-ranging security operation carried out by the Egyptian army in the northeastern Sinai Peninsula.
Asylum Seekers (Twitter)
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Hungary's Parliament passed a new law Wednesday that allows the government to prosecute individuals who help undocumented migrants in the country.
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A revised animal protection law that aims to ban killings of dogs has been proposed by lawmakers in Seoul.

June 21, 2018

US Ambassador has confirmed Donald Trump will meet the Queen Elizabeth during his visit to Britain. (AFP/ File)
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The US Ambassador has confirmed Donald Trump will meet the Queen during his visit next month.
Cockroach (Shutterstock/File Photo)
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A doctor in China used tweezers to reach into a patient's ear and pulled out the cause of his discomfort -- a live cockroach.
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A suicide bomb attack on an army base has injured 15 people, including soldiers and local security personnel, in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
Harry Popper condoms (Twitter)
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The manufacturer of Harry Popper condoms has lost a lengthy trademark dispute with U.S. entertainment giant Warner Bros.
VAR is a form of technology that is supposed to help referees make near-accurate decisions
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Digitalisation might make it more lucrative, but such progress can dampen the spirit of the game
An armed police officer at UK's Manchester Piccadilly railway station (AFP/File Photo)
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The head of a British intelligence service said his country helped European countries thwart four planned terrorist attacks on their territory in 2017.
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Tesla sued a former employee Wednesday for allegedly hacking its manufacturing operating system and illegally exporting company data.
Summer Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge is breathtaking (Twitter)
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Thursday marked the official start of summer, and sunrise began the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Princess Charlotte being gifted pink satchel embossed with her name (Twitter)
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Prince William has revealed that Princess Charlotte is already 'obsessed' with fashion - after being gifted a pink satchel embossed with her name.
Made to sit inside plane with AC blower on full blast (Twitter)
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This is the shocking moment airline passengers start to vomit as their plane fills with mist, when the air conditioning was turned up to full power in a bid to get them out.
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Schools that ban mobile phones and impose old-fashioned punishments such as writing lines will get full backing from Ofsted, its chief says.
In line with June 24 women in Saudi Arabia get ready to foot-peddle their cars, this time legally. (Twitter)
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Researchers will observe and document the effects women driving in Saudi Arabia have on the economy, environment, community and traffic safety.
Yemeni army have killed 37, Detained 30 Houthi rebels in Al-Bayda province clashes. (AFP/ File)
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The Yemeni army on Thursday said it had killed 37 Houthi rebels -- and captured another 30 -- in fierce clashes in Yemen’s central Al-Bayda province
Saudi Arabia national football team
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Three Arab football teams have been eliminated from group states of the World Cup in Russia, with Saudi Arabia and Morocco losing again Wednesday...
Jordan's King Abdullah II and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (File/Photo)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month.
An Iraqi Kurdish man shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the Kurdish independence referendum in Arbil. (AFP/ File Photo)
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The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court, the country's highest judicial authority, upheld on Thursday a decision by the parliament to manually recount the votes of the May 12 parliamentary elections.
Haftar-led Forces captured two seaports, Thursday, Sidra and Ras Lanuf. (AFP/ File)
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Forces led by military commander Khalifa Haftar seized two seaports on Thursday -- Sidra and Ras Lanuf -- in Libya’s strategic “oil crescent” region, according to a local field commander.
Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian in occupied West Bank. (AFP/ File Photo)
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The Israeli army rounded up 17 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian NGO said Thursday.
Sleem celebrated her marriage to Egyptian actor Waleed Fawaz, yesterday the 20th June (Source: star_3rab_2 - Instagram)
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Jordanian singer and actress Mai Sleem celebrated her marriage to Egyptian actor Waleed Fawaz, yesterday the 20th June.
A Syrian cries over body of a lifeless baby on November 2, 2017 in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. (AFP/ File Photo)
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The Syrian government and rebels committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta, U.N. officials said Wednesday.
Blac Chyna dumped YBN Almighty Jay because he was messaging other girls (Source: Blacchyna / Instagram)
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Blac Chyna dumped YBN Almighty Jay because she felt disrespected by his flirtiness with other women.
As well as being a singer, dancer and actress, she's also an IMG repped model.  (Source: Ciara / Instagram )
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Ciara showed off her fashion bona fides on Wednesday when she took to the red carpet at The Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party in London.
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In just three days’ time, Saudi women will be able to take to the wheel and drive.
Female Power All the Way! Marvel's New Movie 'Black Widow" (Source: blackwidowmovie / Instagram )
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An all-female shortlist of directors has been drawn up by Marvel for the standalone 'Black Widow' movie.
Samir Ghanem and his daughter Donia
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From the beautiful relationship between Tamer Hagrass and his daughters that seem more like his friends than his daughters to Maritta Hilani who inherited good looks and voice from her father Assi Al Halani here are some pictures of the Arab celebrity fathers with their daughters. Happy Father's Day
As VAT is new to the region, it is imperative for business owners to be aware and comply with the new regulations in order to avoid stiff penalties which could be as high as AED 50,000. (Shutterstock)
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The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) on January 1, 2018 at the rate of five per cent, while other GCC countries are expected to follow in the near future.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have taken their daughter Stormi on a family trip to France (Source: Kyliejenner / Instagram)
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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have taken baby Stormi on holiday to the South of France with a group of friends.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Twitter)
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in the country’s largest public hospital in Auckland Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.
Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson confirmed on The Tonight Show that he is engaged to singer Ariana Grande (Source: petedavidson / Instagram)
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Pete Davidson Thinks Being Engaged to Ariana Grande Is "F***ing Lit"
The two suspects have allegedly slashed due taxes on a taxpayer by JD56,000. (Pixabay)
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Prosecutors at the Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) on Wednesday imposed a travel ban and seizure of movable and immovable assets of Bashar Saber, former director general of the Income and Sales Tax Department (ISTD), in addition to charging him with office misuse.
She's arguably the world's top supermodel. (Source: gigihadid / Instagram )
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Gigi Hadid proved worthy of the title as she wore an ensemble that left little to the imagination in New York City on Wednesday.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
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China is making human rights abuse a lucrative, global industry.
Razzaz, Qatar embassy warn of websites promoting fake job vacancies. (AFP)
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The government announced on Wednesday the formation of a ministerial team to follow up on the job vacancies Qatar pledged to provide to Jordanians.
 Joe Jackson was awarded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Source: thehawkj5 / Instagram)
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Michael Jackson's 89-year-old father Joe is dying, according to son Jermaine Jackson.
Ginny Atchison (Twitter)
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A mother who was left unable to orgasm after doctors failed to diagnose a serious spinal condition has won a £1.5million payout ($1,966,867) from the NHS.
Above, a fish farming facility in the Mediterranean Sea. Sovereign investors across the region are increasingly investing in food resources on land and sea as a growing global population needs feeding. (Mubadala)
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Mubadala has netted a major fish farming deal as the Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment company targets the aquaculture sector.
Paintings by Tahani Faris (Twitter)
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Disability can be a social barrier if we let it be.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Sisi was re-elected in April 2018 for a second term in presidential office. (AFP/File Photo)
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Hashtag: “ارحل يا سيسي” and “Sisi Leave” has been trending in the past few hours in Egypt with people urging the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Sisi to resign amid recent austerity measures carried out as part of economic reforms ordered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Khalid Al-Hussan, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), speaks during a news conference after the inclusion of MSCI EM to the Saudi Stock Market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2018. (Arab News)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan: This is a significant milestone for the Saudi capital market
Her glitzy chainmail mini dress of 2002 is one of the most iconic fashion moments of the early noughties (Source: Parishilton / Instagram )
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Paris Hilton appeared to pay tribute to the Julien MacDonald look as she slipped into a plunging metallic silver dress for the launch of her new clothing collaboration on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Cairo city view (AFP/File Photo)
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The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) decided to refer TV presenter Ahmed Said to investigation at the Syndicate of Media professionals for violations against the Saudi Arabian Youth and Sports minister Turki al-Sheikh.
Mohamed Adel (Twitter)
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Egyptian judicial authorities have jailed prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days pending investigation into charges of spreading false news, according to a defense lawyer on Wednesday.
They've had a rocky couple of months as a couple. (Source: khloekardashian / Instagram )
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things may be getting back to normal for Khloe Kardashina and Tristan Thompson as the pair were seen grabbing lunch in Los Angeles' Woodland Hills neighborhood.