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December 6, 2018

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Two men who allegedly committed over a dozen armed robberies and then sold the stolen belongings for the sake of gambling have been arrested.
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Detectives solved the mystery behind the death of a woman whose body was found in the Salmy desert, and discovered that the woman was killed by her brother.
Swedish Foreign minister Margot Wallstrom (L) and UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths attend the opening press conference of the Yemeni peace talks at Johannesberg castle in Rimbo, Sweden on December 6, 2018 (AFP)
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Representatives from both sides of the Yemen war began U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden Thursday, with both sides calling for de-escalation.
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Images and videos of American actor Sean Penn outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday, sparked questions and rumors over the Hollywood star's aim behind the visit.
There have been nearly 1,000 human rights violations by French police (Twitter)
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A group of international humanitarian organizations have accused French police of committing nearly 1,000 rights violations against refugees and asylum seekers in the northern town of Calais over the past year.
Hezbollah fighter (Twitter)
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Russia has deployed troops on the Syrian-Lebanese border to prevent the transfer of weapons and precision-guided technology to Hezbollah, a senior diplomatic official said on Thursday.
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Kuwaiti doctor from Urology Department at Farwaniya hospital Dr Abdallah Al-Enezi received a gold medal for best scientific research.
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Ibri Hospital’s oldest patient, Joukha Al Hinai, who was in the hospital for almost 25 years passed away on Wednesday.
Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. (AFP/File Photo)
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Lena Dunham, the American actress, director and producer is grabbing headlines and stirring controversy, again.
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Festive heavyweight John Lewis has beaten its rivals to be named this year's most talked about Christmas advert.
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Former Esteghlal Ahvaz player Shapoor Mansouri died on the pitch after a heart attack during a veteran game on Wednesday.
Iran’s parliament approved a tweaked draft law against funding terrorism  (Twitter)
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Iran's parliament approved an amended draft law against funding terrorism on Wednesday which officials hope will bring Tehran closer to global standards and help remove it from investment blacklists as it faces renewed U.S. sanctions.
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beIN is set to host the biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup tournament live and exclusive on its channels. The action-packed event...
Industry faces challenge to transform to innovative operations. (Shutterstock)
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Multiple industries around the world have witnessed significant modernisation transformation in the last few years with the integration of new and advanced software.
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Yesh Atid faction chairman Ofer Shelah condemned the Hebrew University's decision to teach certain courses in English, in a press release on Thursday morning.
Palestinian factions (Twitter)
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Palestinian factions on Thursday decried a U.S.-sponsored draft resolution condemning Palestinian resistance group Hamas.
The photo is the artwork of Sara Shakeel, formerly a dentist and now a crystal artist. (KhT)
11:38 GMT
Dubai's flagship airline Emirates is known for going the extra mile. Whether it's an airline safety demonstration in the middle of packed stadiums across the world, or a desi dance to celebrate Diwali, the airline knows how to make heads turn.
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey (Twitter)
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Ankara and Moscow have censured U.S. Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey’s recent call for an end to peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital, Astana, emphasizing that the process – mediated by Iran, Russia and Turkey -- contribute to a political resolution of the conflict in the Arab country.
A woman was fined Dh150,000 for taking a photograph of another woman and posting it on social media in Abu Dhabi. (KhT)
11:25 GMT
A woman was fined Dh150,000 for taking a photograph of another woman and posting it on social media in Abu Dhabi.
Israeli soldier has been caught on camera shooting tear gas into a Palestinian school  (Twitter)
11:23 GMT
An Israeli soldier has been caught on camera shooting tear gas into a Palestinian school in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) during school hours, amid denials by Israel’s military of such attacks.
The Nokia 8.1 will be available in the UAE from December 15 for Dh1,499. (KhT)
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HMD Global on Wednesday unveiled the all-new Nokia 8.1, further building on its continuing and aggressive strategy of placing the iconic brand in the 'value flagship' space.
The Moroccan singer was locked in for nearly three months by the French authorities (Source: saadlamjarred1 - Instagram)
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Saad Lamjarred was set free after he was locked in for a few weeks for investigations in a rape case filed against him by a french woman, which is the second accusation of that sort he faces in the same year.
The UAE, which is ranked 19th at the global level, also retains its second place globally on the economy index. (TA)
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The UAE has entered into the top 20 ranking globally in the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), while ranking first among all the Arab states.
There are fears that VAT will have negative implications for businesses and individuals in Bahrain. (Shutterstock)
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It has been nearly a year since the rollout of VAT in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with Bahrain set to join them on January 1, 2019.
Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the consulate. (AFP)
10:48 GMT
Actor Sean Penn was seen in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, reportedly busy making a documentary about journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the building on Oct. 2, in circumstances that are still emerging.
It is designed to form the cornerstone of the Duqm Special Economic Zone, Oman's next industrial center. (Shutterstock)
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Duqm Refinery, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI also known as Q8), signed on Tuesday seven loan agreements worth USD 4.6 billion with local, regional and international financiers.
who is the Idol to win them all?
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If you’re in the Middle East you know them. You love them. Mama and Baba have probably sat with you on the couch watching Arab Idol over the past years. But who, oh who, is the Idol to win them all?
Qatar has emerged as the best performing stock market this year with a rise of more than 24 percent till date. (AFP)
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Foreign funds worth more than $5 billion are waiting to be infused into Qatar’s stock market, a senior official of Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) has said.
The two neighboring states hold longstanding economic ties, through joint industrial projects, and trades of goods. (Shutterstock)
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Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi meet with Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Hashim al-Ani, discussing the development of bilateral relations in the economic, investment and trade fields.
A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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Egypt’s Sisi opens first 'Egypt Defence Expo' in Cairo.
Hop for peace in Yemen (Twitter)
10:19 GMT
The British ambassador to Yemen posted a video speaking in Arabic and giving updates on the peace talks taking place in Stockholm.
"Khashoggi Way" (Twitter)
10:10 GMT
Activists in the U.S. on Tuesday put up a street sign reading "Khashoggi Way" outside Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, images shared on social media platforms showed.
A French riot police officer stands next to a burning barricade during a demonstration against French government Education reforms on December 5, 2018 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. 
10:05 GMT
France has abandoned an increase in fuel taxes following weeks of violent demonstrations.
Even if Israel's tunnel-blasting operation ends successfully, the real threat is still ahead as Hezbollah’s precision missile project continues (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
Hezbollah and its allies in the region have responded to Israel’s Operation Northern Shield with bemused incredulity.
09:57 GMT
Social media users circulated a video of a rare and “awkward” moment when four of the U.S. presidents gathered setting in the same row, for the first time since Trump’s inauguration.
Deadly Car Bomb Exploded in Iran (Twitter)
09:53 GMT
A deadly car bomb has exploded near a police post in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar, local officials say.
The refugee camps (Twitter)
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Syrian refugees gathered Thursday morning in various areas in Lebanon to travel back home as part of the voluntary returns being organized by Lebanese General Security, several local media outlets reported.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are showing their support for their new sister-in-law (Source: joejonas / nstagram)
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are showing their support for their new sister-in-law, Priyanka Chopra, following a "disgusting" article about the former Quantico star.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry have called the act an 'extrajudicial killing' and have called upon the International Criminal Court to investigate his death (Twitter)
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Palestine’s foreign minister criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) Wednesday for its tardiness in investigating Israel for possible war crimes against Palestinians.
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They had snuck into her home and inadvertently woken her up.
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USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday amid continued legal action over former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of hundreds of gymnasts.
The projects aim to improve local government services and the quality of life of local residents. (Shutterstock)
09:33 GMT
Abu Dhabi government has approved a series of development projects valued at over Dh3.86 billion ($1.05 billion) in the Al Dhafra Region of the emirate in bid to improve local housing, education and health services and provide work opportunities for the residents of Al Dhafra.
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Downtown’s Slowear Store hosted the debut of “Reality Expanded,” Tuesday evening, a one-day-only augmented reality exhibition staged in Slowear franchises across the globe.
This fund will last for three years and benefit around 20,000 students. (Shutterstock)
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Emirati businessman Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair unveiled a $27 million fund designed to support students studying in Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE.
Halwani removes the portrait of a missing person from a collection of such portraits, "Erased, __ ascent of the invisible." (Photos courtesy of TIFF)
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The disappeared have had a prominent place in Lebanon’s post-Civil War cultural production. In addition to NGOs and activists, their undocumented absence has preoccupied various journalists, writers, filmmakers and contemporary artists.
Gwen Stefani says she's not engaged to her boyfriend (Source: gwenstefani / Instagram)
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The 49-year-old singer discussed Shelton on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show after host Ellen DeGeneres jokingly said the couple plan to marry.
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08:50 GMT
Workforces will face a growing challenge in coming years coping with rapidly advancing technology and innovation, knowledge and innovation experts at a Dubai summit have warned.
Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Twitter)
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Wednesday said that Jordan is “very worried” about the absence of prospects for advancing towards the two-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (AFP)
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has deemed “wholly unacceptable” the building of tunnels from one state to another after Israel announced that it had discovered Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from southern Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them.
Demi Lovato showed off her strength (Source : xtina , ddlovato / Instagram )
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Demi Lovato showed off her strength, both inside and out, in a hopeful Instagram Tuesday. And on Wednesday fellow star Christina Aguilera reached out to share her love for the Sorry, Not Sorry singer, who recently came home from rehab following a near-fatal overdose four-months-ago.
Saudi Arabia’s Transport Ministry reported a 33 percent decrease in the number of road accident deaths in 2018. (AFP)
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Saudi Arabia’s Transport Ministry reported a 33 percent decrease in the number of road accident deaths in the Kingdom during 2018 compared to 2017.
Princess Basma addresses students during a ceremony marking the end of an international campaign against gender-based violence (Photo courtesy of Princess Basma’s office)
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Princess Basma on Wednesday said that it was everyone’s moral responsibility to help eradicate sexual harassment from society.
the biggest movies and stories in the superhero universe will soon overlap (Source: xmenmovies / Instagram)
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Director Joe Russo has claimed that 'X-Men' and 'Deadpool' will soon be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the German Development Bank (KfW) on Wednesday signed a grant agreement worth 30.6 million euros to complete the programme of school construction in Jordan.
Netflix confirmed the news on its See What's Next official Twitter account (Source: narcos / Instagram )
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The streaming company announced in a news release Wednesday that it renewed the series for a second season.
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A maid is accused of threatening to kill her sponsor, his wife, mother-in-law and their child if they didn't give her passport back to her in Dubai.
Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine (Twitter)
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Ireland’s Senate or upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that criminalizes the import and trade of goods and services originating in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
Former German President Horst Kohler (Twitter)
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The first deliberations in six years to end the decades-long dispute in the Western Sahara region kicked off on Wednesday between regional countries mediated by the U.N.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Twitter)
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A group of Republican and Democratic senators defied the White House on Wednesday and introduced a resolution that would hold Saudi Arabia’s crown prince accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Rodeo Realty has sold the house which spans 7,843 sq. feet, for $5.25 million (Source: krisjenner / Instagram )
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A Los Angeles-area mansion that Keeping Up with the Kardashians producers used as a stand-in for Kris Jenner's abode has been sold.
Cardi B shared the first picture of her daughter (Source: iamcardib / Instagram )
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Cardi B has shared the first picture of her daughter Kulture Kiari, just hours after announcing she and her husband Offset have split.
Saudi Arabia’s major cities and business hubs continue to suffer from a lack of the high-quality grade A stock most sought-after by private and public companies. (Shutterstock)
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Office space rents remain under pressure in Saudi Arabia this year due to subdued occupier demand and a sluggish economy, according to a new report.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a meeting with his Algerian and Tunisian counterparts. (AFP Photo)
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Kuwait Ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday received Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Massimo Brunaccioni (Instagram)
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A bodybuilder says he's completely transformed his body - by going vegan.
There has been some global resistance to cuts in OPEC oil production, with US President Donald Trump pushing Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to keep fuel prices low for Americans. (Shutterstock)
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Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih has dismissed suggestions that OPEC and its partner producers such as Russia will cut output at the next meeting as “premature.”
"Examining the reasons for Qatar’s exit from OPEC is a necessity,” Zanganeh said, adding that “OPEC has big problems from some oil producers which Qatar is not a part of.” (Shutterstock)
03:46 GMT
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says OPEC has major problems with some oil producers except Qatar, and the reasons for Qatar’s exit from the organization must be examined.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock looks on a pledging conference aimed at raising funds for war-ravaged Yemen on April 3, 2018 in Geneva. (AFP)
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The United Nations continues in its push to improve the delivery of humanitarian aid with the opening of two offices in the Yemeni province of Taiz, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
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Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand on charges of forging documents and filing falsified papers to authorities about their marriages, media reports said on Wednesday.
Akshay Kumar And Rajinikanth's Film (Twitter)
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Indian Tamil-language sci-fi action film 2.0 starring superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the most expensive Indian film to date.

December 5, 2018

Now at two locations, Brighton College and Hartland International
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Now at two locations, Brighton College and Hartland International
22:00 GMT
A Pennsylvania man said he received an unexpected call from Hersheypark saying workers found the wallet he lost on a roller coaster four years ago.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AFP/file photo)
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NATO leaders on Tuesday accused Russia of failing to abide by the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to withdraw the United States from unless Moscow complies.
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A Michigan animal shelter said it found new homes for two kittens with "wobby cat syndrome," a rare condition that makes the felines appear to be dancing.
We take a look at what doping entails, how severe of a problem it is within the sport and the punishment footballers can face
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We take a look at what doping entails, how severe of a problem it is within the sport and the punishment footballers can face
Sweden national football team
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Sweden’s national football team will visit Qatar on a winter tour from 3-13 January 2019 to build a new generation of players towards preparation for Euro 2020 Championship qualifying and Qatar 2022 Word Cup.
Standing in front of the flags of their two countries, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un made history in Singapore (AFP /SAUL LOEB)
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The United States and North Korean officials held a secret meeting at a North-South Korean border village to discuss holding a second summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders, South Korean media reported, citing high-ranking government officials in Seoul.
18:00 GMT
A Netherlands man is enjoying an unexpected windfall after a painting he bought for $85 at a thrift store sold for $34,025.
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A German human rights group on Wednesday criticized the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of Riyadh’s notorious rights record and its involvement in the conflict in Yemen.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. (AFP/File Photo)
15:37 GMT
The Moroccan Ministry of State for Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed on agreement to activate the 2018-2021 plan for reviving democracy and human rights.
Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, and other delegates take part in Syria peace talks in Astana on December last year. (AFP)
14:35 GMT
US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey has called on Russia to exert efforts to convene the Syrian constitutional committee on December 14, proposing to end the Sochi/Astana peace talks if the committee is not put together.
A photo of 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit at Istanbul. (AFP)
14:32 GMT
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday called for taking measures to launch an investigation into what it described as “racist” Israeli laws.
The famous handwritten 'God letter' from scientist Albert Einstein (Twitter)
14:29 GMT
The famous 'God letter' written by hand by Albert Einstein the year before he died sold for three times its expected amount on Tuesday in New York City.
"If you tell me you want to go to the Olympics I will try to talk you out of it!”
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"If you tell me you want to go to the Olympics I will try to talk you out of it!”
14:17 GMT
Amid the political instability in Saudi Arabia that surrounded Jamal Khashoggi killing in October 2, Saud Al-Qahtani’s name has been seen rising in media reports since then.
Synagogue grows in Dubai (Twitter)
14:13 GMT
One Saturday last month, the handful of worshippers were waiting, chatting amiably to kill time.
Fatemeh Etedadi (Photo: Tehran Times)
14:04 GMT
After having released the list of ten names in contention as best female goalkeeper in the year 2018, Futsal Planet announced the nominees for the Best Female Player in the World.
An Israeli soldier stands behind a laid-out spike strip at a security checkpoint near the northern Israeli town of Metula near the border with Lebanon on December 4. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT
Hours after the IDF operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels began, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the terror group’s violation of previous council resolutions and Israel’s sovereignty.
US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.
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World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation.
Hamas militants take part in a rally in Gaza city. (AFP/ File)
13:52 GMT
Hamas has accepted an Egypt-floated proposal for healing the inter-Palestinian rift, a leading group member said Wednesday.
She later provoked hilarity on Instagram after posting the video to her 254,000 followers last week (Instagram)
13:26 GMT
This is the bizarre moment a TV presenter is filmed stashing her phone between her breasts moments before going on the air.
Ahmed Fouad Negm (Twitter)
13:17 GMT
Business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, the founder of the Ahmed Fouad Negm Colloquial Poetry Award, announced that the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development has bought the house of late poet Ahmed Fouad Negm in Cairo’s Mokattam district and will turn it into a museum.
Copts church (Twitter)
12:13 GMT
Pope of Alexandria Tawadros II stated on Wednesday that the number of Copts have reached 15 million in Egypt, with 2 million residing in around 60 countries worldwide.
12:06 GMT
A woman was fined Dh150,000 ($40,832)for taking a photograph of another woman and posting it on social media in Abu Dhabi.
3D printed motorcycle (Twitter)
12:01 GMT
A 3D printed motorcycle resembling the transport of the caped crusader has been created by German engineers.
River of ‘blood’ (Twitter)
11:58 GMT
The Burundi government is using confiscated abandoned private properties as secret detention centers where they torture and kill dissidents, it has been claimed.
But the process of getting an internal position will require some preparation and effort no less than getting a brand new job in a different company. (Shutterstock)
11:58 GMT
Are you interested in getting a new job? Do you love your company and wish you can just stay there or take the great workplace with you? You don’t have to worry about leaving the company you love, you can simply take a look at the job openings within your company.

Careem Bus is a separate app from the ride hailing product and is available for download on iOS and Android.
11:52 GMT
CAREEM has launched its new service, Careem Bus, with Cairo as the first city of operations.
Angela Ponce (Twitter)
11:52 GMT
A Spanish transsexual beauty queen has said that winning this year's Miss Universe would be a victory 'for human rights' as some bookmakers today made her the favourite.