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Exercising four hours before going to bed does not have a negative effect on sleep. Even among sleep researchers, it is...
It will be a test of their character and abilities when they meet the African champions
23:20 GMT
It will be a test of their character and abilities when they meet the African champions
The former Nerazzurri midfielder believes the German playmaker still has plenty to offer Arsenal, but appreciates they may be willing to let him leave
23:15 GMT
The former Nerazzurri midfielder believes the German playmaker still has plenty to offer Arsenal, but appreciates they may be willing to let him leave
The fifth and final camp for the AFC Asian Cup starts today and runs until December 31
22:43 GMT
The fifth and final camp for the AFC Asian Cup starts today and runs until December 31
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17:00 GMT
The emirate is set to have its biggest waste management factory by January 2019, as part of efforts to achieve the national target of reducing untreated wastes by 75 per cent by 2021.
The army band performs in celebration of Royal Jordanian’s 55th anniversary (Photo courtesy of Royal Jordanian)
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Royal Jordanian (RJ) celebrated its 55th anniversary on Wednesday with a performance by the Jordanian Army Band and a ceremony marking the company’s establishment.
French police officers block the road near the site where Cherif Chekatt, the alleged gunman who had been on the run since allegedly killing three people at Strasbourg's popular Christmas market. (AFP)
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French police shot dead Strasbourg shooting suspect Cherif Chekkat on Thursday, local media reported.
the stunning Petra, Jordan. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Petra is set construct a new convention centre for hosting international and domestic conferences, an official said.
Israeli forces and forensic experts inspect the site of a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack outside the West Bank settlement of Givat Asaf, northeast of Ramallah, on December 13, 2018. (AFP)
12:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday threatened to settle accounts with Palestinians who carry out attacks against Israelis, according to an official statement.
A surfer enjoys the waves at Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande, Costa Rica on December 10, 2018. 
David GANNON / AFP
11:06 GMT
Head to Playa Grande for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica.
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11:00 GMT
At least four civilians were killed and nine others injured on Thursday in a terror attack in Afrin.
Myriam Fares (Twitter)
10:52 GMT
A Lebanese pop star has come under fire from social media users after releasing a music video in which she appears dressed in blackface and an oversized Afro-style wig.
Saleema Khanam, 8, leaves her tent as she goes to a madrassa (Islamic seminary) for her studies in Kutupalong camp, in Ukhia near Cox's Bazar. (AFP)
10:48 GMT
A group advocating the cause of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims says a generation of the Muslims may be lost due to a lack of education for children and the youth at camps for the displaced in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Winner Band. (Twitter)
09:14 GMT
South Korean boy band Winner will return with new music this month.
Ariana Grande. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
Ariana Grande's forthcoming single "Imagine" was inspired by the star's "failed" relationships.
Anne Hathaway. (AFP)
08:26 GMT
Lily Collins was stunned to receive acting advice from Anne Hathaway for her part of Fantine in the BBC adaptation of 'Les Misérables' - in the toilets at a fashion event.
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08:22 GMT
Nick Knowles is to auction off his red 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' pants for charity.
Blake Shelton. (Shutterstock)
08:17 GMT
Blake Shelton has established a cancer research program in honour of his three-year-old cousin, who suffered from neuroblastoma at just five months old.
Drake's new Instagram with Kanye West could be about their new joint project.(Drke/ Instagram)
08:08 GMT
Kanye West has hit out at Drake in a new Twitter rant, after the rapper asked for clearance on a song Kanye produced, aKanye West has hit out at Drake in a new Twitter rant.nd Kanye accused him of avoiding him.
Actor Timothee Chalamet at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles November 2017. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
Timothee Chalamet has been applauded for this "career progress" by screen legend Richard E. Grant.
Andile Mngxitama (Twitter)
04:00 GMT
The leader of a South African political party has called for the killing of white women and children in response to the taxi industry killing black people.
Syrians walk carrying their belongings after crossing the Syria-Jordan border. (AFP)
02:00 GMT
The UN refugee agency has said that around 4,000 Syrian refugees have returned home from Jordan between mid-October and December 1.
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02:00 GMT
A boy has been killed by celebratory gunfire at a wedding in India - with the groom accused of being among four responsible for his death.

December 13, 2018

US President Donald Trump, (R), and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L). (AFP/File)
22:00 GMT
The maximum pressure campaign against North Korea that U.S. President Donald Trump launched in 2017 worked to bring Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table, a former adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign said Wednesday.
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Workers at a Georgia Walmart are trying to find the owners of a 64-year-old love letter found on the floor of the store.
Lake Beratan on Bali Indonesia (Shutterstock)
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Indonesia, Australia, the United States and New Zealand were declared Wednesday the world's most generous countries in an annual study by pollster Gallup.
Moussa Hojeij (Photo: annahar.com)
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Moussa Hojeij conducted his first training session as Nejmeh’s new manager Wednesday after the club legend replaced...
David Richardson
18:19 GMT
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive officer David Richardson is of the view that match-fixing should be made a...
A French police officer stands guard near the scene of a shooting on December 11, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Abdesslam MIRDASS / AFP)
18:00 GMT
France and Spain are beefing up security in the aftermath of a shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
A young woman poses for a photo on a balcony. Nothing remarkable about that, until you spot what's going on in the background (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
At first glance, it appears just like any other photo shared on social media; a young woman poses on a balcony on a summer's evening.
The former Arsenal boss believes his fellow Frenchman will be back in management soon having taken a break on the back of a spell at Real Madrid
17:21 GMT
The former Arsenal boss believes his fellow Frenchman will be back in management soon having taken a break on the back of a spell at Real Madrid
Mohamed Salah
17:08 GMT
The man of the hour, and literally every single day in 2018, will be celebrated like no other Egyptian icon. According to Youm 7...
Lebanese Superstar Ragheb Alama released a new song few days ago titled Tar El Balad that reflects the worsening situation in Lebanon.
14:18 GMT
Famous Lebanese pop celebrity Ragheb Alama has been grabbing headlines in Lebanon and Arab world after a Bierut MP called for his beheading over his latest song.
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13:31 GMT
Kuwait and the U.K. have reached an agreement to establish a British military base in the Gulf state, local Kuwaiti media reported Thursday.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri at the presidential palace. AFP
13:25 GMT
Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri affirmed the Lebanese government’s firm commitment to implementing the necessary legal, financial and economic reforms to improve the business environment and enhance transparency.
An armoured vehicles for Yemeni forces are seen in the outskirts of Al-Hudaydah on 8 November. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Houthi rebels have announced a ceasefire deal with the Yemeni government and withdrawal from the port city of Al-Hudaydah during UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden.
If you search for Idiot in Google, Donald Trump shows up (Twitter)
12:40 GMT
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have invited Google CEO Sundra Pichai to ask him why the company’s search engine website brings up numerous pictures of President Donald Trump when users type the word “idiot.”
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12:32 GMT
While prostitution may be widely known as 'the oldest profession', in fact, witch doctors beat them to it.
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12:16 GMT
French police announced, Wednesday, the suspect in the Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” before attacking people that resulted in the killing of two, leaving a third brain dead and injuring 12 others.
Nadim Karam, Walking Memory (Twitter)
11:52 GMT
The Lebanese Foundation for the National Library has teamed up with SV Gallery for a six-show collaboration that blends art and books. “Artbooks and Modern Sculpture,” which opened Tuesday, is the first show.
Bollywood debut, Sara Ali Khan (Instagram)
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After her Bollywood debut, Sara Ali Khan has been garnering praises from the critics and her fans alike.
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11:40 GMT
Back in September, an amnesty-seeking pregnant Bangladeshi woman, Jannatul Ferdous, and her husband Mohammed Musa stared at a bleak future.
Joudie Kalla (Twitter)
11:32 GMT
In many ways, Joudie Kalla's success as a cookbook author has some parallels to that of JK Rowling.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says his military forces will launch operations to demolish terror groups from Syria. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday his military will soon launch a military operation against terror groups in Syria it says are backed by the United States.
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Two Israeli soldiers were killed and another two critically injured in a shooting attack, reportedly carried out by Palestinians, east of al-Bireh City in the central occupied West Bank, on Thursday noon.
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10:54 GMT
Qatar has launched the first historical dictionary of the Arabic language in a move that has been hailed by linguists as an important milestone.
Incredible detail in these hieroglyphs in Saqqara (Twitter)
10:50 GMT
The Central Administration of Restoration, alongside the Ministry of Antiquities, has completed the restoration of the Badi An Est and Psamtik tombs in the area known as the Persian Well, in the Saqqara archeological site.
Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in this train accident in Turkey's Ankara. (ADEM ALTAN / AFP)
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At least nine people were killed and 47 others injured when a high-speed train crashed into a pilot engine traveling along the same rails in the capital Ankara.
Protestors wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune), clash with French riot police during a demonstration against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes in Mondeville near Caen. (AFP)
10:34 GMT
Yellow vest protesters on Wednesday accused the French government of staging the "terror" attack in Strasbourg to shadow the protests scheduled for the weekend.
Myriam Fares posted a picture from her latest music video appearance alongside a long message in English
10:24 GMT
Myriam Fares posted a heartfelt message to her followers on Instagram in which she talked about her recent Sickness that made her stay away from the limelight for over 6 months.
Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas (Twitter)
10:23 GMT
A window washer fell to his death from the 64-story Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
2022 FIFA World Cup logo
10:22 GMT
Officials attending the FIFA Executive Football Summit in Doha have said they are expecting 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to be a memorable edition.
Pope Francis (Shutterstock)
10:21 GMT
Pope Francis removed two cardinals, each involved in sexual abuse scandals, from his advisory council, the Vatican announced Wednesday.
The popular band Mashrou’ Leila will perform on the balcony of Apple brand’s flagship retail space in The Dubai Mall (Source: mashrouleila - Instagram)
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Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila will headline the Apple Music’s first-ever Balcony Music Sessions in Dubai on Dec. 14.
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10:18 GMT
A four-year-old Emirati died after drowning in a washing machine in a villa in Al Rawda, Ajman.
An Egyptian FA board member said earlier this month that the country would support any Arab bid
10:12 GMT
Egypt may consider making a bid to host next year's African Cup of Nations, sports minister Ashraf Sobhi said late on Wednesday.
An Israeli border guard stands during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on December 11, 2018. (AFP)
09:49 GMT
Hamas Movement has supported broader armed clashes with Israel in the West Bank.
Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama (Twitter)
09:37 GMT
Famous Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama said he would sue Lebanese MP Hikmet Deeb over the latter’s incitement to murder Alama.
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09:33 GMT
On Wednesday, Google released its annual report of the most popular searches it received worldwide, providing an insight into the topics Egyptians have wondered about most in 2018.
Saudi novelist Umaima Al-Khamis (Twitter)
09:30 GMT
Saudi novelist Umaima Al-Khamis has received the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2018 for her latest novel “Masra Al-Gharaniq fi Mudub Al-Aqiq” (Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate).
Birgit Erichson and Vasil Laghidze (Twitter)
09:26 GMT
German musicians on tour in Saudi Arabia said they were “astonished” by the response to their concerts.
Here are the main characteristics that make up a progressive corporate culture. (Shutterstock)
09:25 GMT
There’s a paradigm shift in job expectations. Many companies are moving towards freelance, part-time, remote work and other options away from the typical model of the work environment; the one that has been established many decades ago and is still being followed today around the world.
Mashrou’ Leila (Twitter)
09:23 GMT
Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila will headline the Apple Music’s first-ever Balcony Music Sessions in Dubai on Dec. 14.
Protesters holding South Yemen flags demand independence for the region during a protest. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT
A group of southern Yemenis staged a protest outside the venue of UN peace talks in Sweden on Wednesday demanding a referendum to restore independence.
U.S. President Donald Trump (AFP/ File Photo)
09:17 GMT
Saudi Arabia will remain the strongest ally of the US in the Middle East.
Between December 11 to December 15. (Shutterstock)
09:16 GMT
If you are looking to shop for Christmas and New Year and can't wait till the Dubai Shopping Festival, you can head to another ongoing mega sale in Abu Dhabi this week.
One lucky winner will be crowned as the face of Fashion TV and Billionaire Time watches.
09:15 GMT
FashionTV Paris network’s new Dubai office announces the partnership with Billionaire Mansion Dubai to discover Dubai’s top model and TV host.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during Labor Day at the workers' meeting. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said the U.S. may cause a civil war in his country and called on Iranians to remain “vigilant,” local media reported.
It will be up to a judging panel to decide who is worthy of the main prize - a retirement fund of one million in her home currency. (Shutterstock)
09:13 GMT
Forty-two nannies will vie for the 'UAE's Best Nanny' title on Friday, after being whittled down from more than 2,000 nominations.
Apple is said to be using a new touchscreen – from Samsung. (TechRadar)
09:09 GMT
Apple could make its 2019 iPhone thinner and lighter than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max thanks to new screen technology, according to a report today.
In February, Egypt launched a massive operation against militants in Sinai. (AFP/File photo)
09:03 GMT
An Egyptian soldier and 27 militants were killed amid an ongoing security operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula and western Egypt, according to the Egyptian military on Wednesday.
The UAE Central Bank issued a statement on Wednesday. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
The UAE and Saudi Arabia have started using digital currency which will be backed by fiat currency, Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri, Governor of the UAE Central Bank, said on Wednesday.

The confidence level of Saudi CEOs about the global economy stood at 94 per cent this year as against 55 per cent last year.  (Shutterstock)
08:51 GMT
Chief executive officers (CEOs) in Saudi Arabia remain moderately optimistic about the growth prospects of the kingdom's economy, as it diversifies away from oil.
In this photograph, Afghan workers separate saffron threads from harvested flowers at a processing centre in Herat province. 
HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP
08:48 GMT
Starting before dawn has even broken, Afghanistan's army of saffron pickers shift their way across sun-baked fields to pluck brightly the coloured crocuses that are providing the country's farmers with a new means of income.
Under the agreement, travelers will be able to use either airline for their trips between the two countries and on some domestic connections. (Shutterstock)
08:46 GMT
The Indian airline Jet Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flynas, which will improve the connectivity between major Indian and Saudi Arabian cities.
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08:44 GMT
A viral video on the internet showed former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry dancing with Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan in the wedding of India’s richest man’s daughter.
The Boulevard in Abdali in Amman (Twitter)
08:42 GMT
Loyal to its annual tradition, The Boulevard in Abdali has recently kicked off its Christmas celebrations with the lighting of its Christmas tree, igniting the holiday spirit with bright, colourful lights and decorations.
Solar and wind power generation has risen from 2 per cent to 10 per cent of the country’s generated power since 2014. (Shutterstock)
08:39 GMT
Renewable energy will contribute more than 20 per cent of the Kingdom’s total energy mix in 2020, Energy Minister Hala Zawati said on Monday.
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08:38 GMT
There is a growing demand in learning Turkish language across the world, the head of the Turkish Language Association said.
President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker (L) welcomes Jordanian King Abdullah II (R) at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, ahead of a meeting on December 12, 2018. (AFP)
08:34 GMT
King Abdullah on Wednesday met with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and members of the NATO council in Brussels, according to a Royal Court statement.
Internet retailing in the UAE is valued at Dh7.4 billion - exclusive of VAT - in 2018, growing by 18.8 per cent over the previous year. (Shutterstock)
08:33 GMT
As the e-commerce market gains momentum regionally and globally, the UAE is making strides and the Emirates is rated the most advanced country for online shopping in the Mena and is ranked fourth among the top 10 developing economies.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London after winning a confidence vote on December 12, 2018. (Oli SCARFF / AFP)
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British Prime Minister Theresa May fought off a challenge to her leadership Wednesday after members of her Conservative Party sought to oust her in a no-confidence vote.
A Palestinian man argues with an Israeli soldier during clashes over an Israeli order to shut down a Palestinian school in the town of as-Sawiyah. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)
08:13 GMT
A Palestinian being sought over a drive-by shooting near the West Bank settlement of Ofra has been killed, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday.
Iran Ready to Cooperate Fully With IAEA. (Shutterstock)
07:47 GMT
Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Kazzem Qaribabadi and Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security in the IAEA Juan Carlos Lentijo in a meeting in Vienna underlined the need for broadening of bilateral relations.
In quitting Iran, multinational European firms ignored pleas by their governments to stay their ground and continue trade. (Shutterstock)
07:44 GMT
The US and Europe diverge on the need to uphold a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but their trade path has taken a curiously similar trajectory since Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran in August.
Iran and Oman have had good economic relations from old times and the ties have even expanded in recent years due to extended bank cooperation between the two countries. (Shutterstock)
07:39 GMT
A senior provincial official announced that Iran and Oman have launched a direct sea route between their strategic ports which would facilitate trade exchanges between the two countries.
Amir Abdollahian, Iranian parliamentary official (AFP)
07:21 GMT
Iranian parliamentary official Amir-Abdollahian said the EU’s positive signals that their trade mechanism to facilitate non-dollar transactions with Iran would be launched by year-end needs “practical measures”.
Hussain Al Jassmi​ at Dubai Opera
07:20 GMT
Hussain Al Jassmi​ at Dubai Opera
New Year’s Eve at The Irish Village​
07:17 GMT
New Year’s Eve at The Irish Village​
New Year's Fireworks at ​Palm Jumeirah
07:14 GMT
New Year's Fireworks at ​Palm Jumeirah
Abdul-Mahdi said he would send a delegation to the United States to seek an exemption from sanctions to keep importing gas from Tehran. (Shutterstock)
07:13 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has once again reiterated his government’s stance against the US’ unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Lily had ended her five year on/off romance with actor Jamie Campbell Bower recently (Source: lilyjcollins/Isntagram)
07:07 GMT
Lily Collins "never wanted" to be famous because of her father Phil Collins, as she always wanted to make sure she achieved success by herself.
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. (AFP)
07:00 GMT
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri gave the keynote speech this morning at the opening of the Lebanese-UK Business and Investment Forum at Savoy Placein London.
Experience the heartfelt crooning of the Nottingham-native star
06:58 GMT
Experience the heartfelt crooning of the Nottingham-native star
Game of Thrones fans will "need therapy'' (Source: gameofthrones / Instagram )
06:57 GMT
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie says fans will "need therapy" after the show's highly-anticipated finale. The 40-year-old British actress said in an interview with E! News published Tuesday that the HBO series will have an emotional ending.
Celebrate with fireworks and fun
06:48 GMT
Celebrate with fireworks and fun
They've been together since 2011 (Source: NICHOLAS HUNT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
06:46 GMT
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler looked as loved up as ever at the New York premiere of the actress's new movie Second Act.
Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell doesn't know if the band will reunite (Source: linkinpark / Instagram )
06:31 GMT
Linkin Park star Dave Farrell is unsure about the band's future as he admits it would be a "huge process" to reunite the band.
Lopez discussed the possibility of marriage with Rodriguez (Source: jlo / Instagram )
06:08 GMT
Jennifer Lopez was moved to tears by boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's love and support in a new interview. The 49-year-old singer and actress got emotional while discussing the retired MLB star during Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Saudi calls for Red Sea, Horn of Africa grouping (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday proposed the creation of a grouping for Red Sea and Horn of Africa countries.