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October 13, 2018

 The Premier League champions insist there is no truth to the claims that they tried to lure the Barcelona No.10 with a mammoth contract offer
22:20 GMT
The Premier League champions insist there is no truth to the claims that they tried to lure the Barcelona No.10 with a mammoth contract offer
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Alvaro Hodeg, who rides for Quick Step Floors, wins race's fifth stage of 135.7 kilometers
Almoez fires a brace, while Afif, al-Haydous score in 4-3 win
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Almoez fires a brace, while Afif, al-Haydous score in 4-3 win
Companies are pulling out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos in the desert'  (Twitter)
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More media giants are boycotting a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month, following the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last week.
Melania Trump (Twitter)
17:00 GMT
Melania Trump is finally addressing her husband's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Hamoudi al-Mutairi (Twitter)
13:00 GMT
An Iraqi boy believed to be 14-years-old was stabbed to death near his home in Iraq's capital of Baghdad, in an apparent homophobic attack by youths who believed he was gay.
School apologizes after 'racist' Two Ronnies sketch shown to pupils (Twitter)
12:00 GMT
A head teacher was forced to apologise after a 'racist' and 'sexist' Two Ronnies sketch was played during a school parents evening.
Aisha Mohammed Aravi (Twitter)
11:00 GMT
A middle-aged Palestinian woman has been stoned to death by Israeli settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, reports say.
Kylie Jenner (Twitter)
10:23 GMT
She revealed earlier in the week that she had got lip fillers again after removing them three months ago.
Rita Ora (Twitter)
10:14 GMT
Her new single just broke a record in the United Kingdom.
Katie Holmes (Twitter)
10:06 GMT
After stepping out in Pretty Woman-like boots in New York City earlier this week, Katie Holmes went for a chic olive look during a Thursday outing.
Serena Williams during the women's conference (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
She's one of the world's most famous athletes.
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10:00 GMT
Pakistan told Washington that no single country could bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table since Islamabad has lost its influence on the Taliban, an official said on Friday.
Selena Gomez (Twitter)
09:54 GMT
News broke on Wednesday that Selena Gomez checked into a mental health facility after suffering an 'emotional breakdown.'
Saudi Foreign Ministry hails Ankara’s positive response to call for joint investigation into journalist’s disappearance (Twitter)
09:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Friday welcomed Turkey’s positive response to its request to form a joint committee to probe the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Claire Foy (Twitter)
09:47 GMT
Claire Foy was "deeply hurt" by 'The Crown' pay scandal, which saw her co-star Matt Smith be paid much more than her.
Nana Mouskouri (Twitter)
09:38 GMT
Nana Mouskouri is planning on recording an Ed Sheeran cover for her next album.
Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian (Twitter)
09:34 GMT
Kim Kardashian West is worried about her husband Kanye West after his recent outburst in the Oval Office.
Marks & Spencer has been accused of “facilitating medievalism” by selling hijabs for children (Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Marks & Spencer customers are threatening to boycott the store for stocking hijabs in its school uniform section.
Punish a Muslim Day' letter writer David Parnham pleads guilty (Twitter)
09:08 GMT
A man admitted Friday that he was responsible for posting a hate letter earlier this year targeting Muslims in the UK.
A devotee of the Loem Hu Thai Su shrine parades with coloured yarn through large piercings in his face during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 12, 2018. Jewel SAMAD/AFP
08:58 GMT
The festival begins on the first evening of the 9th lunar month and lasts for nine days, with many religious devotees slashing themselves with swords, piercing their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community.

October 12, 2018

 The Reds forward scored a record-breaking goal against Swaziland on Friday, but then left the game late due to injury
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The Reds forward scored a record-breaking goal against Swaziland on Friday, but then left the game late due to injury
 Brazil ran out easy 2-0 winners in an entertaining friendly against Saudi Arabia - Neymar and Gabriel Jesus catching the eye in Riyadh.
22:39 GMT
Brazil ran out easy 2-0 winners in an entertaining friendly against Saudi Arabia - Neymar and Gabriel Jesus catching the eye in Riyadh.
Lionel Scaloni
22:19 GMT
Inter Milan forward Martinez struck his first goal for his country to give Argentina the lead in the 18th minute at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd stadium.
Argentina prepared for Brazil by beating Iraq 4-0 in Saudi Arabia, with Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Pereyra among the goals.
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Argentina prepared for Brazil by beating Iraq 4-0 in Saudi Arabia, with Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Pereyra among the goals.
Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan (Shutterstock)
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The Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan will arrive in Riyadh on Sunday.
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20:00 GMT
French Ambassador Bruno Foucher Wednesday called for Lebanon to formally abolish capital punishment, at a conference commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Market for second-hand goods grows in Gaza (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
Mohammed Al-Hamaydeh is sorting through a large pile of clothes for something that suits him in Firas, a second-hand market in Gaza City.
Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Thursday gave no signs that progress had been made in the monthslong effort to form a new Cabinet, having dismissed optimism from Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri last week.
Kanye's visit with Trump at the White House (Twitter)
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Kanye West went on an extended rant in the Oval Office on Thursday at the beginning of a working lunch with Donald Trump, where he dropped the F bomb, talked about his Bipolar Disorder diagnosis, pounded on the Resolute Desk and gave the president a hug.
Russian military drills (AFP)
10:00 GMT
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces have staged major military drills in the country’s territorial waters, practicing a wide range of nuclear attack and defense scenarios under President Vladimir Putin’s direct order.
Big day on Ellen's show: Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling (Twitter)
08:58 GMT
It's been rumored for months that her tenth album is getting ready for release.
Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha (Twitter)
08:52 GMT
They are blonde bombshells and they know how to put on a show.
Lauren Goodger (Twitter)
08:45 GMT
She recently revealed she want to join celebrity porn app, Only Fans, in a bid to raise more cash amid fresh financial woes.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (Twitter)
08:34 GMT
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made a killing when they sold their remodeled Bel-Air mansion to a Ukranian billionaire in 2017.
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08:25 GMT
Cowboys and Indians outfits have been banned from fancy dress parties by 'snowflake' university students.
Claire Foy (Twitter)
08:22 GMT
'The Crown' star Claire Foy is taking a break from work after splitting from her husband earlier this year.
Protest against Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (Twitter)
08:18 GMT
Turkish officials have shared contents of video and audio recordings that reportedly contain evidence supporting claims that a Washington Post contributor was murdered by the Saudi government with the Trump administration.
Mel B (Twitter)
08:18 GMT
A court has rejected Mel B's appeal and she will now face trial for defamation.
Amy Winehouse (Twitter)
08:13 GMT
A hologram of the late Amy Winehouse is to go on tour next year.
Liam Payne (Twitter)
08:09 GMT
Liam Payne would love to play James Bond or star in a Marvel or DC Comics movie.
Jordanian King Abdullah II (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday approved a minor reshuffle of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz’s six-month-old cabinet, according to a statement issued by Jordan’s Royal Court.
(Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The proprietor of Sweden's new Disgusting Food Museum said he wants visitors to think about what makes some foods less appetizing than others.
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An Indiana security camera captured video of a strange chase between a man and a chicken that appears to be unusually fast.
Old City of Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
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The Program and External Relations Commission (PX) of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted, on Wednesday, by consensus two resolutions on Palestine in the framework of its 205th plenary meeting.
A 2,170-Pound Pumpkin Wins Half Moon Bay Festival. (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
An Oregon man won more than $15,000 when his giant pumpkin tipped the scales at more than 2,000 pounds at a California weigh-off.
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A mum has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after biting off a friend's ear in a kebab shop.

October 11, 2018

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A lesbian couple are complaining to a Christian school about discrimination after the headmaster reportedly said their daughter's admission would be a 'problem' because of their same-sex relationship.
Queen Elizabeth and Donald Trump (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
British taxpayers stumped up nearly £18million ($23,716,400) on the policing operation to protect Donald Trump during his trip to Britain in July.
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Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise buildings during a major festival.
Photo: maannews.com
18:59 GMT
Heavily armed Israeli forces held some 100 athletes, on Wednesday evening, at a Palestinian stadium in the al-Khader...
Union of European Football Associations headquarters
18:29 GMT
UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) on Monday has banned Israel’s public broadcaster from airing its games to...
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Experts have warned it is only a matter of time before Australia is hit by a devastating tsunami.
First lady Melania Trump (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
President Donald Trump revealed that First Lady Melania Trump has joined the effort to 'get to the bottom' of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
 The Arsenal man came under fire for posing for a photo with a controversial figure, but the Bundesliga veteran feels there was no political agenda
17:19 GMT
The Arsenal man came under fire for posing for a photo with a controversial figure, but the Bundesliga veteran feels there was no political agenda
Zinedine Zidane
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Spanish language newspaper El Pais has claimed that Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah was part of the reason...
Argentina coach Scaloni is set to hand debuts to several youngsters when they face Iraq in a friendly, and there is no Messi in the side
16:53 GMT
Argentina coach Scaloni is set to hand debuts to several youngsters when they face Iraq in a friendly, and there is no Messi in the side
The Nabu Museum is a new private museum in northern Lebanon showcasing contemporary art alongside antiquities. (AFP)
15:12 GMT
At a new private museum in Lebanon, a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millennia-old statues retrieved from the bottom of the sea.
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Swimmers will not be allowed on the Al Bahar beach at Abu Dhabi corniche until Friday after a whale shark was spotted in the capital's waters.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey during his New York visit in 2016. (Socialmedia)
14:28 GMT
Amid more reports emerging on the curious case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, fingers were pointed toward the executives of huge US companies that are becoming more close to Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in business ties.
Dubai is bringing you a calendar worth of excuses to go dancing this autumn (not that you need any more) / Shutterstock
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Dubai is bringing you a calendar worth of excuses to go dancing this autumn (not that you need any more)
Nadine Nassib Njeim
14:14 GMT
Fame could have many negative effects on child psychology and their lives.Many celebrities believe in that, which pushes them to keep their children away from the limelight. Here are some of the Arab celebrities that keep their children away from the public eye.
Stop Military Aid to Saudi Arabia (Twitter)
13:37 GMT
U.S. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday demanded a halt in military support to Saudi Arabia until a Saudi journalist who disappeared in the Consulate in Istanbul was “returned alive”.
Today An-Nahar published a blank paper in protest at the political stalemate in Lebanon (Twitter)
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Editor-in-Chief of local daily An-Nahar Nayla Tueni Thursday protested Lebanon’s economic and political situation hours after the paper published a blank newspaper for its Thursday issue.
Kirkuk, Iraq (Shutterstock)
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At least one person was killed on Thursday by an explosion that went off along the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk province, according to a local police source.
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The case was referred to the RAK public prosecution which charged the Arab woman with stealing.
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His account will be shut down for two months, the court ordered.
(Facebook)
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A marine rescue group in South Carolina is trying to identify a mysterious large object that washed up on an island beach.
Melania Trump visits the Giza Pyramids and sphinx on Oct. 6, 2018. (AUL LOEB/ AFP)
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As part of her past week’s tour of Africa, US First Lady Melania Trump has released a short video documenting her trip to Egypt, posted to her Facebook on Tuesday.
(‘May the Devil Take You’/ Film)
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The famed festival kicked off on Wednesday and there is no shortage of films from, or set in, the Middle East and Muslim-majority countries set to be screened.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
Dolkun Isa speaks at a Uyghur rally (World Uyghur Congress)
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Dolkun Isa's life has been marred by anti-Uyghur policies, but that has only strengthened his resolve to show the world China's abuses against his people.
Netanyahu wants world to recognize #Golan Heights as Israeli territory (Twitter)
12:31 GMT
Russia rebukes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for asking the international community to recognize the regime’s claim to “sovereignty” over the occupied side of Syria’s Golan Heights, warning that any such move would constitute a flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (Twitter)
12:22 GMT
The recent surge in tensions between the United States and Russia threatens critical treaties put in place to prevent a nuclear arms race, a senior Russian official has warned.
Videos were shared among social media users from the wedding that was held in Lebanon after the couple got married officially in Switzerland.
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Videos of reported men getting married in a rare “Gay Wedding” in Lebanon sparked much reaction both in the country and the Arab world.
Tamer had a concert that was supposed to be held today (Source: tamerhosny - Instagram)
11:35 GMT
Egyptian singer Tamer Husni just got hospitalized in one of the hospitals in '6 October' area.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Twitter)
11:34 GMT
The Washington Post reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered an “operation” against government supporter-turned-critic Jamal Khoshoggi, which would see him lured back to the kingdom and arrested.
Nasser Saleh al Attiyah
11:31 GMT
Six-time event winner and defending FIA Middle East Rally Champion Nasser Saleh al Attiyah tops a fascinating entry...
EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine apologized yesterday  (Source: DFree / Shutterstock )
11:29 GMT
EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine apologized yesterday over publishing an allegedly fabricated interview with actress Drew Barrymore, which sparked controversy and confusion on social media over the past week.
Mahmoud Abbas, discusses the current Palestinian situation with UN Middle East Envoy Nickolay Mladenov (Twitter)
11:18 GMT
Israel has decided to give a chance to the efforts deployed by Egypt and U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov to ease tensions, despite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ opposition to such endeavor.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
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Russia's Vice Premier Maxim Akimov on Wednesday expressed hopes in improved relations with Israel after tension following the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in Syria last month.
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11:04 GMT
The U.N.’s fund for children, UNICEF, has urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border.
Nick Jonas Will be in Dubai on October 26 (Source: nickjoans /Instagram )
10:54 GMT
It seems that a lot of international celebrities are coming to the Middle East this year for vacation or for performances, and the latter reason is our favorite of course.
People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
10:53 GMT
Florida Prepare for Category 4 Hurricane 'Michael'
The prosecution’s investigations revealed that Hussein refused to stop the car upon request of the two police officers in al-Mansorya security checkpoint. (Source: mirhanhusseinmima - Instagram)
10:49 GMT
Giza’s Haram Misdemeanor Court sentenced Egyptian actress Mirhan Hussein on Tuesday to two years and six months in prison with a bail of LE 30,000 over charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and assaulting police officers in 2016, al-Ahram’s Arabic news gate reported.
Aladdin will be released May 24, 2019 (Source: will smith / Instagram )
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Disney has released the first teaser poster for the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.
Alessandra Ambrosio made an appearance at the Mall of the Emirates. (Source: AFP)
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Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio sat on the front row at Tuesday night’s Regional Fashion Icons show in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.
Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi (Twitter)
10:23 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, intends to scale down the period granted to him by the constitution to form a government and gain the parliament's vote of confidence, a reliable source in Baghdad said.
Justin and Selena first dated from 2010 to 2013 and reunited in late 2017 (Source : justinbieber / Instagram)
10:23 GMT
Justin Bieber was sure to attend his regular church service Wednesday night at Hillsong in Beverly Hills he looked distracted, making his way to pray on the same day that ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez was reportedly sent to the hospital to receive mental health treatment after suffering an 'emotional breakdown.'
Gaza Strip (Shutterstock)
10:18 GMT
Qatar pledged $150 million in aid for the besieged Gaza Strip a day after the first truckload of Qatari-funded fuel arrived at Gaza's only power plant.
Owen Wilson is reportedly a dad of three (Source: DFree / Shutterstock / Instagram )
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the 49-year-old actor welcomed a daughter, Lyla Aranya, with Varunie Vongsvirates on Tuesday.Vongsvirates gave Lyla the middle name, Aranya, to honor her Thai heritage. She had shared her daughter's name in an Instagram post in June, captioning a sonogram, "Say hello to Lyla."
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09:51 GMT
One of the most wanted suspects hiding out in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh was arrested by the Lebanese Army Wednesday, in the second security operation of its kind in a month.
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09:48 GMT
The Military Tribunal sentenced two men to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to assassinate Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Joumblatt in 2016.
Images shared by social media users showing the blank pages of An-Nahar for Thursday's edition.
09:33 GMT
On Thursday morning, many Lebanese woke up in the morning to be surprised at the look of the An-Nahar newspaper; the print edition was all blank with white pages. As well the news website and the social media accounts of An-Nahar were all blank without any explanation.
Selena hasn't been seen in public for a few weeks (Source: Tinseltown - Shutterstock)
09:14 GMT
Selena Gomez is reportedly receiving mental health treatment in hospital after suffering an "emotional breakdown".
A stunning diamond pendant, supporting a natural pearl of exceptional size (26 mm x 18 mm) that belonged to Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France. (AFP/ File)
09:10 GMT
Jewelry that once belonged to France's ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of a planned auction in Geneva in November.
Channing is 'casually dating' people and now is getting to know Jessie J (Source: channingtatum - Instagram - DFree - Shutterstock)
08:58 GMT
American actor Channing Tatum is reportedly dating British singer Jessie J.
Fiancée of Missing Saudi Journalist  (Twitter)
08:46 GMT
The fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said statements made by Saudi officials were "neither enough nor satisfying".
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08:38 GMT
A European Union committee on Wednesday proposed to issue “humanitarian visas” to promote regular migration and prevent deaths on migration routes to the EU countries.
Queen Rania on Wednesday visited the International Circassian Cultural Academy (ICCA) in Amman. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT
The Queen met with the academy’s board representatives and staff, including its President Laila Khawaj, and vice president, Yanal Hatk.