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October 18, 2018

Italian Consul General Elisabetta Martini speaks at a seminar during the Italian Language Week celebrations in Jeddah on Wednesday. (Arab News)
09:53 GMT
The Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah celebrated the 18th Italian Language Week by hosting conference.
Mohammad Salah
09:50 GMT
He’s an emotional boy, but he will get over this period, says fellow Egyptian and former Tottenham forward
Many prominent company leaders have said they will not attend the FII, which is scheduled to start in Riyadh next week. (Shutterstock)
09:42 GMT
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said his decision to withdraw from the upcoming conference in Saudi Arabia doesn’t mean his company will stop doing business with the country.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
European Union leaders have agreed to extend Brexit negotiations with Britain after an EU summit on a withdrawal deal on Wednesday produced no tangible results.
The Middle East cinema market is doing very well. (Shutterstock)
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The number of cinema screens is set to jump 38.4% to 1,800 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the next three to five years, up from 1,300 at present, according to a research by PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC), a Knowledge Partner of the MENA Cinema Forum.
The clip was released Wednesday (Source: destroyermovie / Instagram )
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Nicole Kidman is a Los Angeles Police detective who can't escape her past in the new trailer for upcoming crime thriller Destroyer.
Jordan's King Abdullah II is restructuring his country's military. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
King Abdullah on Wednesday ordered an overall evaluation of the decentralisation plan to “enhance the advantages and overcome the obstacles” facing the provincial councils elected under this project, a Royal Court statement said.
The ministry has been keen on following up the case in the context of not allowing irregularities that contradict its laws. (Shutterstock)
09:24 GMT
Ministry of Commerce and Industry will not allow gender-mixing in sports clubs and health institutes as it violates Islamic law, commercial laws and public morals in the country, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting informed sources.
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09:17 GMT
An employee at a Chinese mall was caught on camera falling into a shark tank during feeding time for the undersea predators.
US First Lady Melania Trump steps off a plane. (AFP/File)
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A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump filled with smoke Wednesday before it was forced the return to the Washington, D.C., area, officials said.
Dwayne shares both daughters with his current wife Lauren Hashian (Source: therock / Instagram )
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is famous for his tough guy roles. But the 46-year-old action star showed his softer side as he posted a video to Instagram on Wednesday where he serenades his daughter Tiana Gia.
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The fascination and concern Jordanian artist Ghassan Ayasrah has been feeling towards the environment prompted him to create unique works of art to draw people's attention towards recycling and environmental safety.
Jordan will next be seen in  Creed II (Source: michaelbjordan / Instagram )
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Michael B. Jordan is set to star in and produce The Silver Bear, a film adaptation of Derek Haas' novel of the same name about a hitman named Columbus.
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The academic year began on Wednesday for Syrian orphans at residential complex in southern Hatay province of Turkey.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (AFP/File)
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A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rebuked Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for calling Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), a “terrorist”.
Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old woman, got married to herself in a wedding ceremony to highlight the pressure she is being exposed to from her family and society. (Twitter)
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Lulu Jemimah, an Ugandan woman who is 32 years old, has been grabbing news headlines from Uganda for the last week after her wedding images went viral.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT
Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran should reorient itself toward the East and fast developing countries in Asia.
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08:29 GMT
A man has been accused of the premeditated murder of his sister by stabbing her 80 times with a knife.
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A third body has been found in a series of mysterious murders taking place in Saudi Arabia over the last two weeks.
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A man who raped and killed a 7-year-old girl in Pakistan, and killed seven others, was executed Wednesday.
A Palestinian farmer plows his land in Gaza Strip near border fence with Israel (AFP/file photo)
07:53 GMT
A Palestinian farmer on Wednesday suffered fractures and bruises after being attacked by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.
Iraq's newly elected president, Kurdish politician Barham Salih (C). (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new Cabinet and its program next week.
The campaign resulted in the arrest of a Kuwaiti and 14 transvestites – 11 Filipinos, 2 Thais and an Egyptian. (Shutterstock)
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The Ministry of Interior in its continued efforts to cleanse the country of immoral acts, organized surprise inspection campaigns against a number of massage institutes in Hawally because these outlets allowed immoral acts under the cover of massage services, reports Al-Rai daily.
Constant talks are underway between the Islamic Republic and the Russian Federation to find the best approaches to reach common standards. (Shutterstock)
06:56 GMT
Head of the Iranian National Standards Organization (INSO) said Wed. that Iran and Russia are making every effort to achieve common standards in the economic sector in a bid to boost mutual trades.
According to the decree published on the Official Gazette, a total of eight energy companies will make these investments. (Shutterstock)
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Turkey’s state-owned energy companies are expected to make 8.40 billion Turkish liras ($1.48 billion) of investments next year, a presidential decree revealed on Wednesday.
The World Economic Forum’s annual study on the global economy showed that Qatar has improved its rank by two places from last year’s 32nd place out of 135 countries. (Shutterstock)
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Qatar is the second-most competitive economy in the region as the country has been ranked second in the Arab world and 30th globally in The Global Competitiveness Report 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) and the Institute of Social and Economic Research of the University of Qatar (SESRI).
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The government in Britain has officially admitted a significant rise in hate crimes against religious minorities, especially Muslims, saying such attacks increased in number by almost 40 percent over the past two years.
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Recreational marijuana is now legal to buy from licensed retailers across Canada.

October 17, 2018

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The U.S. Embassy in the Australian capital apologized after sending out an email featuring a pajama-clad cat eating cookies.
Hassan al Thawadi (Photo: QNA)
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Qatar's legacy projects are already making a major impact more than four years before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off...
Iranian women cheer during the friendly football match between Iran and Bolivia at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on October 16, 2018.
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Some 100 Iranian women were allowed to watch their country take on Bolivia in a friendly football match at the national...
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18:00 GMT
A junior doctor was beheaded by her boyfriend after she refused to marry him, police say.
Juan Antonio Pizzi
16:34 GMT
Juan Antonio Pizzi has told the Green Falcons they can kiss goodbye any chance of Asian Cup glory unless they stop committing sloppy errors.
The study is published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
16:24 GMT
Turns out, participation in organized sports during childhood and adolescence can have long-term benefits for bone mass at 20 years of age.
Mona sported a short red dress off shoulder dress for her latest photo shoot
14:23 GMT
Egyptian star Mona Zaki turned heads with her simple, feminine and attractive look in the latest photo shoot she did and on the red carpet of Al Gouna film festival.
Israeli soldier aims his weapon at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least 20 Palestinians, including the mother of a Palestinian attack suspect, during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank.
Saudis releasing a hashtag "5000 riyals for best 5 patriotic tweets" in support of Saudi Arabia. (Rami Khoury/Bawaba)
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As discussions over the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance have been rising among Saudi users on Twitter, as hashtag has offered 5000 riyals (1300 USD) for the 'most patriotic tweet.'
Iranian border guards. (AFP/ File Photo)
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At least 13 Iranian security personnel were kidnapped on Tuesday on the border with Pakistan, said state media.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks on Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
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The proportion of female employees increased from 31 per cent of the total Omani workforce in the public and private sectors in 2013 to 33 per cent in 2017.
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He lodged a complaint against the e-commerce company.
Brazilian players celebrate after winning the international friendly match Brazil vs Argentina at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah on October 16, 2018.
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12:57 GMT
Miranda headed home a dramatic late winner as Brazil beat Argentina 1-0 in the Saudi Superclasico on Tuesday night.
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih delivers a speech in the Baghdad parliament, October 2, 2018. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih reiterated on Tuesday a national rejection for taking sides as regional blocs form.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on damage from Hurricane Michael in Macon, Georgia. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has repudiated new US sanctions on Iran’s businesses, saying Washington appears to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries it dislikes.
Helmand's security chief Abdul Jabar Qahraman (C) surrounded by police and army officers. (Social Media)
12:41 GMT
A bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed an Afghan candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the war-torn country, with Taliban terrorists claiming responsibility for the deadly attack.
Ramil Guliyev
12:37 GMT
Four track and field athletes vie for European Athletics Male Athlete of the Year award
Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a wounded fellow journalist during clashes with Israeli forces east of Gaza city. (Said KHATIB / AFP)
12:37 GMT
A Palestinian man was martyred in a fresh Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
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12:33 GMT
Children who spend more than half an hour online a day are almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, a study found.
Here are the top 5 Divas that chose not to change their features with surgery
12:32 GMT
Plastic surgeries have been attached, heavily to Lebanese women in general and Lebanese Divas in particular.
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12:27 GMT
Scuba divers in the Florida Keys took their Halloween spirit 30 feet below the surface for an underwater pumpkin carving contest.
Mohammed bin Salman (AFP/FILE)
12:09 GMT
Will Mohammed bin Salman be replaced as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia?
Rumor has it that the jewelry only in Ahlam's new photoshoot costs more than 1 Million Dollars. (Source: ahlamalshamsi - Instagram)
12:03 GMT
Ahlam is still working on her new album, in which she is collaborating with lots of big names in the industry yet is being secretive about them.
Priyanka and Nick are keen to get married sooner than later (Source: priyankachopra / Instagram )
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Priyanka Chopra has two deciding factors for her wedding dress - it must be "cute and comfortable".
Paltrow is parent to 14-year-old daughter Apple and 12-year-old son Moses (Source: gwynethpaltrow / Instagram )
11:23 GMT
Gwyneth Paltrow is feeling grateful following her wedding to Brad Falchuk The 46-year-old actress said in the October digital issue of Glamour U.K. that it was "fantastic" to find love with Falchuk and marry for a second time. Paltrow was previously wed to Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
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11:12 GMT
A Philadelphia college broke a Guinness World Record by stuffing 6,026 backpacks with school supplies in just one hour.
The Israeli Arab TV anchor Lucy Aharish got married to Jewish actor Tzachi Halevi, last week on Wednesday. (Socialmedia)
11:08 GMT
A marriage of an Arab and Jewish celebrity couple has sparked a heated debate in Israel and Palestine bringing back to lights the inter-religious marriage issues, especially among Israelis and Arab Muslims.
Frankie discussed the impact the Manchester Arena bombing had on him (Source: frankiejgrande / Instagram )
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Ariana Grande's brother Frankie marked 16 months of sobriety in a poignant Instagram post on Tuesday. Sharing a clip to his social media page on top of an Icelandic volcano, he looked back on his battle with substance abuse and his journey to recovery.
The pair started dating again in July  (Source: BellaHadid / Instagram )
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Bella Hadid is giving fans an intimate glimpse into her birthday celebration with The Weeknd. The model thanked The Weeknd in an Instagram post Tuesday for helping make her 22nd birthday "the best day ever."
Figures representing women, killed by male relatives in Lebanon, including eight killed in the past 60 days, during a rally organized by activists. (AFP / ANWAR AMRO)
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The Internal Security Forces has launched a hotline to report cases of domestic violence, according to statement released Tuesday.
Zayn Has an extensive collection of inkings (Source: zaynmalik / Instagram )
10:34 GMT
Zayn Malik has had a giant floral design inked on his head adding to his extensive collection of body art.
The 24-year old, who holds a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Balqaa Applied University, participated in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018. (Facebook)
10:27 GMT
A young Jordanian engineer placed first recently in a global competition for his innovative idea to help in generating electricity in refugee camps through a cheap and eco-friendly device made of recycled plastic water pipes.
Grande, 25, and Davidson had called off their engagement on Sunday  (Source: Shutterstock )
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But her now ex fiance Pete Davidson is still keeping a low profile, canceling a comedy gig scheduled for Wednesday night at Temple University in Philadelphia.
An Iranian soldier carrying an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz on September 22. (AFP/File)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahwaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards.
Somali Al-Shebab fighters as they gathered on Feb. 13, 2012 in Elasha Biyaha. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
The U.S. military carried out an airstrike last week against the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, killing at least 60 militants, the U.S. Africa Command announced Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the US Department of State in Washington. (AFP/File)
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara.
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Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry will prepare a legislation to support Turkish television series which make an annual turnover of £350 million ($461.5 million) and are watched by more than 500 million viewers worldwide.
Lady Gaga's spectacular ring appears to be a 6-7 carat pink sapphire with a diamond halo totaling 3-4 carats. (Source: Andrea Raffin - Shutterstock)
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Christian Carino proposed to Lady Gaga with a stunning pink diamond ring, that is thought to have cost $400,000.
The estranged couple have now begun negotiations into the custody agreement surrounding their brood (Source: Northfoto - Shutterstock)
09:03 GMT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have begun child custody evaluations, to determine the final custody agreement surrounding their brood.
Finding high-quality and engaging content which drives business results does not have to be difficult (Shutterstock)
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Finding high-quality and engaging content which drives business results does not have to be difficult
The SCTH has built upon the great efforts of the institutions that preceded it in taking care of the nation’s historical sites, as well as individual efforts to preserve national heritage. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT
The achievements made in Saudi Arabia’s national heritage sector, and the prizes and awards that have been won as result, are thanks to the support and efforts of King Salman.
French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R), his wife Brigitte Macron (L), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C-L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) toast during a state dinner at the Elysee Presidential palace in Paris, on October 15, 2018. (Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP)
08:48 GMT
South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France.
Iranian women celebrating their national team win on Bolivia 2-1. (AFC/SocialMedia)
08:47 GMT
In a rare step, Iran has allowed women to attend an international-friendly football match for men in the stadium for the first time in decades.
An interview with
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As a prominent analyst that has been in the field for over two decades: Did analysts truly believe that the Jerusalem deal would happen, or was it simply a campaign pledge?
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The video also had some insulting statements.
Do Not Track (DNT) is supposed to function like a 'no call list' for the Internet, sending a message to the website you're using that you don't want to be tracked. (Shutterstock)
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Internet security is a big-deal these days, and if you're serious about protecting your data, you may well be using the Do Not Track tool in your browser.
Dealers attributed the rupee's fall to the dollar's strength against some other currencies overseas. (Pixabay)
08:33 GMT
Indian rupee softens 9 paise against dollar in early trade
The driverless taxis will be tested on dedicated routes around Dubai Silicon Oasis starting Sunday the 14th of October!. (ScoopEmpire)
08:29 GMT
The future is now, literally! The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is testing self-driving taxis as part of its participation in GITEX technology week.
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08:27 GMT
WiFi is already available in thousands of Dubai taxis.
A number of Western businesses and media outlets are backing out of Saudi projects until Riyadh explains the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP)
08:22 GMT
The head of Hollywood's most powerful talent agency, which Saudi Arabia penned a $400 million deal with earlier this year, was "really concerned" and "upset" about the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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08:21 GMT
The quick-acting Ras Al Khaimah Police arrested a pickup driver, who ran over an Emirati biker and fled the spot, within three hours of the accident.
Turkish soldiers on the Syrian border. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:14 GMT
The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the UN’s interim force.
Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on October 17, 2018. Israel launched raids against targets in the Gaza strip today.(SAID KHATIB / AFP)
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Israel conducted an airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, according to the Israeli army.
Oman Nano City Project is expected to be launched by 2023. (Shutterstock)
08:09 GMT
Secretary General of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar said that a number of 40 Iranian companies will cooperate to build a ‘Nano City’ in Oman.
Saudi Embassy in Turkey. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT
UN human rights chief on Tuesday called for lifting the immunity of the Saudi consul general and consulate workers in Istanbul to shed light on the case of a missing Saudi journalist.
Tarawneh said in a press statement that the Lower House welcomed an agreement reached with Syria to reopen the border post. (AFP)
08:01 GMT
Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said on Tuesday that the opening of the Jaber-Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria would promote bilateral economic relations and enhance trade with Europe and Africa.
Gold bugs are now calling for a resistance test of $1,250. (Shutterstock)
07:51 GMT
Gold hit three-month highs on Monday, continuing its ascent into a third week and reasserting itself as the hedge of choice against a cocktail of geopolitical tensions, tumbling equity markets and global macro uncertainties.
China's president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump meet in Beijing in November 2017. (AFP photo)
06:00 GMT
Donald Trump is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unchecked Chinese aggression, signaling a new and potentially much colder era in relations between Washington and Beijing.
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06:00 GMT
Hostile foreign governments launch up to ten cyber attacks on Britain a week, making it inevitable that one will cause a national emergency, a report warns.
The LPG industry continues to enjoy sustainable growth in China where LPG is used for domestic use and the growing petrochemical sector. (Shutterstock)
05:43 GMT
Qatar Petroleum has announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement to directly supply China with 600,000 metric tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) per year for a period of five years.
"These remarks seem to have been made under the pressure exerted by Mr. Trump, otherwise, in reality, neither Saudi Arabia nor any other producer is capable of such production," Zanganeh said. (Shutterstock)
05:34 GMT
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that the market is facing reduction in supply and no producer is able to make up for the loss.
Alizz Islamic Bank offers Shari’ah-compliant banking solutions using Islamic contracts. (Shutterstock)
04:58 GMT
Alizz Islamic Bank has signed a MoU with Al Raffd Fund in the field of financing SMEs, reported Oman Observer.
This will be made applicable to domestic workers of some countries. (Shutterstock)
04:51 GMT
The General Department for Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has called on employers of domestic workers to refer their employees for medical examination after they return from vacation for fear they may be carriers of contagious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS and TB, reports Al-Anba daily.
The district will comprise 21 giant towers and will be completed at the end of 2020, with an investment cost worth $3.2 billion. (UDC)
04:44 GMT
Eight foreign firms are seeking to establish technological and industrial projects in Egypt’s new capital, a legal source said on Sunday.
Erdogan noted the Turkish-Romanian relations were raised to the level of a strategic partnership in 2011. (Anadolu)
04:33 GMT
Ankara and Bucharest have agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to $10 billion, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
Besides co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, he founded various technology firms and institutes such as the Allen Institute and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. (AFP)
04:26 GMT
Microsoft Corporation co-founder Paul Allen died Monday at age 65, according to a statement released by one of his companies.

October 16, 2018

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Security cameras were rolling inside a Chinese bank when a large python fell through the ceiling and caused employees to scatter.
Egypt's defender Ahmed Hegazi celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first goal against eSwatini (Photo: EFA official Facebook page)
19:26 GMT
Even when missing influential winger Mohamed Salah, Egypt eased past eSwatini 2-0 on Tuesday in Manzini to reach next...
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Japanese social media users have fallen in love with a squirrel spotted at an animal park in Tokyo, thanks to its curvaceous anatomy.
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Egyptian Football Association chairman Hany Abo Rida has said that the EFA has not yet made a decision to treat players...
 Istanbul Basaksehir have issued a financial penalty to the Barcelona loanee following his part in an alleged altercation with Berkay Sahin
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Istanbul Basaksehir have issued a financial penalty to the Barcelona loanee following his part in an alleged altercation with Berkay Sahin