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December 9, 2018

Returned 'Gypsy girl' mosaic pieces on show (Twitter)
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An exhibit showcasing recently returned pieces of the ancient “Gypsy girl” mosaic opened in Turkey on Saturday.
The TV movie is to debut on the cable network in 2019 (Source: disneychannel / Youtube )
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Disney Channel has released the first trailer for its upcoming, live-action movie Kim Possible.The 70-second clip -- which has gotten more than 700,000 views since it was posted on YouTube Friday -- shows Kim teaming up with her best friend Ron Stoppable (Sean Giambrone) to thwart villains.
The next GCC summit is in Riyadh on December 9. (AFP/ File)
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Leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will gather in Riyadh on Sunday for a meeting of the GCC’s Supreme Council, chaired by King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Khloe gave birth to her daughter True on April 12 (Source: Khloekardashian / Instagram)
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Khloe Kardashian was at it again on Thursday, adding a photo of her kissing the eight-month-old whilst poolside at sunset. She's never been shy about proudly sharing snaps of her baby girl on social media
Riot police face demonstrators during a "Yellow vest" protest in Paris on December 1. (AFP/FILE)
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A total of 118 people and 17 police officers were injured during Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests across France, the French Interior Minister said late Saturday.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. (AFP/File)
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The Qatari emir will not join a Gulf summit to be held in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, a Qatari official said late Saturday.
Hilton recently ended her engagement to Chris Zylka (Source: parishilton / Instagram )
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Paris Hilton is working on her own art exhibition and has described her artwork as "very futuristic and pop".
To actively engage their employees and to show 'we care', a growing trend is observed among the UAE employers that are innovating their policies and work space to improve the happiness, productivity and well-being of their workforce. (Shutterstock)
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Employers are innovating their work space to improve the well-being of staff.
The step reflects the country's future approach aimed at achieving "full empowerment" of Emirati women and stresses their pioneering and effective role in all vital sectors of the UAE. (Shutterstock)
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The step reflects the country's future approach aimed at achieving "full empowerment" of Emirati women.
The 28-year-old Indian man relates: "I had collected Dh110,000 from my boss to purchase electronic toys from shops across Naif. I kept the money in a shoulder bag." (Shutterstock)
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A man was robbed of Dh110,000 after a woman lured him with a Dh50 massage in Dubai.
The company's new Snapdragon 855 chipset supports that idea, even though foldables haven't been a big topic at its Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii. (TechRadar)
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Snapdragon 855 is ready for foldable phones, according to the chipmaker.
The agreement would help reduce water losses and provide citizens with more water, adding that the first phase of the project, worth 35 million euros, will focus on improving infrastructure in Irbid and Ramtha. (Shutterstock)
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The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Thursday signed a loan and grant agreement worth 100 million euros with the French government, the German Construction Bank and the EU to provide technical support to the Yarmouk Water Company (YWC).
The five Sahel states are Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger. (Shutterstock)
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Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan has said that Riyadh donated 100 million euros to support Africa’s Sahel region.
Property prices in Dubai slid by 7.4 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter, accelerating from a 5.8 percent decline in the previous quarter, the UAE central bank said in a report on Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
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Dubai’s stock market plunged to its lowest level in more than five years on Thursday as real estate stocks continued to slide while weak oil prices pressured the Saudi market.
The two earth-observation satellites were developed by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia launched two Saudi-designed satellites into space for aerial surveying on Friday morning from China.
General government cultural spending reached 28.3 billion Turkish liras ($7.8 billion) last year, up 26.1 percent on a yearly basis. (Shutterstock)
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Turkey spent 44 billion Turkish liras ($12 billion) for cultural activities in 2017, with 19.4-percent rise from the previous year, the nation’s statistical authority said on Friday.
OPEC said the global economic growth outlook for 2019 is slightly lower than for 2018, and could potentially have ramifications for global oil demand next year. (Shutterstock)
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OPEC and it allies announced Friday crude output cuts of 1.2 million barrels per day (mbpd) to balance the global oil market.
The project plans to expand the output of the Bled El-Hadba phosphate mine in the eastern region of Tebessa from 1 million tonnes annually to 10 million tonnes. (Shutterstock)
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Algeria struck a $6 billion phosphate joint-venture deal with China to build a phosphate plant in Tebessa province in eastern Algeria.
In 2018, Egyptian companies invested about $ 876 million in projects in COMESA states. (Shutterstock)
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The total investments of Egyptian companies in states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) hit about $4.4 billion in the period from 2003 to 2018, according to a report issued by the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA).
One-year bills worth about $1.15 billion are due to mature on the same day. The average yield on those bills was 3.495 percent. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt will auction $1 billion worth of one-year dollar-denominated treasury bills next Monday, the central bank said on Thursday.
n the handicraft sector, losses are estimated at 3 million 650 thousand dinars, according to a report from the National Tourist Office presented at a meeting of the Regional Tourism Council at the headquarters of the governorate on Friday. (AFP)
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The damage caused by the September 2018 floods in Nabeul had affected 24 hotels and are estimated at 13 million dinars (MD).
The third edition of the France-Arab Countries Forum aims to foster the economic relations between France and all Arab countries. (Shutterstock)
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The organisation of a special forum to review the necessary ways for a technology transfer and co-operation in the industrial sector between France and Arab countries were recommended by President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Samir Majoul, on the occasion of his participation in the 3rd edition of the France-Arab Countries Forum, organised on Thursday in Paris by the French-Arab Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Union of Arab Chambers.

December 8, 2018

Speaker of Iranian parliament (Majlis) Ali Larijani (AFP/ File)
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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused the U.S. of transferring Daesh militants to war-torn Afghanistan in an attempt to trigger instability in Asia.
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. (AFP/Miguel Medina)
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and his French counterpart have signed agreements in various fields, Palestine’s Foreign Ministry said early Saturday.
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Iran could be banned from international football ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup over a law interfering in the national football federation’s independence.
FIFA has a zero tolerance policy on human rights violations and condemns all forms of gender-based violence
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FIFA, football’s world governing body, is investigating allegations that male officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation...
Sardar Azmoun
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that Iranian soccer player Sardar Azmoun is in its list of top-10 Asian strikers, referring to him as “the Iranian Golden Boy”.
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The German town where Elvis Presley was stationed while serving in the Army has immortalized the King by putting his likeness on pedestrian traffic signals.
 Liverpool have gone to the top of the Premier League for at least a few hours, as Mohamed Salah inspired a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
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Liverpool have gone to the top of the Premier League for at least a few hours, as Mohamed Salah inspired a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
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Hundreds of visitors at the Mall of the Emirates were treated to the longest cake of this festive season, prepared by a team of 12 chefs of the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
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A man was robbed of Dh110,000 after a woman lured him with a Dh50 massage in Dubai.
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The last three weeks of protests in France have "created a monster", the country’s interior minister said Friday.
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Turkish gendarmes have thwarted an attempt to smuggle six ancient copies of the Jewish Torah in the western province of Usak, security sources said Thursday.
Israelis walk past an installation of red shoes during a rally against domestic violence in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 4, 2018 (Twitter)
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Thousands of Israeli women protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike, calling for more action and state funding to deal with the problem. The strike came after two girls were killed last week, bringing the number of women and girls murdered in Israel this year to 24, according to Israeli media reports.
US Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) reacts to a good number during an office lottery for new members of Congress on Capitol Hill November 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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U.S. President Donald Trump is racist, according to congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib.
(Zachary Levi/ Instagram)
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Zachary Levi has uploaded onto Instagram the first poster for Warner Bros. and DC Comics next superhero epic, Shazam!
BTS Bang. (AFP/File)
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BTS is the first K-pop group to appear on Bloomberg's annual list of influential people.
Singer Demi Lovato. (AFP pic)
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Demi Lovato gave thanks to Christina Aguilera on Twitter Friday after the pair received a Grammy nomination for their song, "Fall in Line."
Alec Baldwin. (AFP/File)
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Alec Baldwin has joked he will never be able to retire now he is a father to four young children.
Miley Cyrus believes in "trusting the universe". (AFP)
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Pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed she believes in "trusting the universe".
(Kendra-Wilkinson/ Instagram)
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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett have refiled for divorce, after their previous divorce judgment in October was rejected on a technicality.
Kendrick Lamar. (AFP/File)
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Chart-topping rap star Kendrick Lamar heads the list of nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards.
Kylie Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. (Kylie Jenner/ Instagram)
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Khloe Kardashian would "love" to get pregnant again at the same time as her sister Kylie Jenner as it was a "real bonding experience" for the two of them.

December 7, 2018

The businesswoman, now 33, last had a haircut when she was just five years old and it is her only one to date (dailymail)
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A real-life Rapunzel who has not had her locks trimmed since she was five-years-old, now boasts a two-metre long mane and even stars in Christmas shows as her alter ego.
Sarfraz Ahmed
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‘Before an important tour if you think like that, then it’s not beneficial for the team’
 The Morocco international could get some minutes of action in Derby d'Italia at the Allianz Stadium
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The Morocco international could get some minutes of action in Derby d'Italia at the Allianz Stadium
Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi (Photo:
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Nomination forms were to be submitted to the AFC General Secretariat by Thursday and Al Rumaithi duly did so before the deadline
Larry Nassar
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USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight...
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil  (Twitter)
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Lebanon plans to lodge a complaint against Israel at the UN over a diplomatic and political campaign in preparation for attacks against it.
Paul Orchard  (dailymail)
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Father Christmas has been given a hipster makeover - and it's out with the red cape and in with a sharp three-piece suit and rippling abs.
Sonny (pictured) explains in the C5 documentary that she was a size 12 when she was first scouted by Milk and was asked to wear padding to make her even curvier because plus-size models were so in demand (Instagram)
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For years the fashion industry faced criticism for using underweight models, but you no longer need to be stick thin to get ahead - with one agency having curves to thank for its success.
Kourtney Kardashian Co-Parents with Scott Disick (Twitter)
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She is said to have ruffled the feathers of Sofia Richie after posting a racy co-parenting Instagram snap with Scott Disick.
Kevin Hart (Twitter)
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Kevin Hart has stepped down from hosting next year's Oscars ceremony, insisting he doesn't want to be "a distraction" on the night following the emergence of past homophobic tweets.
Ariana Grande (Twitter)
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Ariana Grande grew tearful as she gave a speech at the Billboard Women in Music event and reflected on how she's had one of her "best and worst" years.
Eva Longoria (Twitter)
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L'Oreal Paris ambassador Eva Longoria has heaped praise on the brand for championing women with its 'You're worth it' slogan.
Saint West & Chicago West  (Twitter)
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Kim Kardashian West's youngest child Chicago West is "very calm", except for when she's hungry, because she "loves food".
Lady Gaga (Twitter)
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Lady Gaga feels "so grateful" for her Golden Globe nomination and "couldn't be more happy" for her friend and co-star Bradley Cooper's nods.
Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation chief Hakan Fidan (Twitter)
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The Turkish intelligence chief has secretly briefed his U.S. counterpart and leading U.S. senators on the Saudi-sanctioned murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who had criticised powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to Turkish press reports.
David and Victoria Beckham (Twitter)
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David Beckham never used to know which products to use on his skin - so just took the ones his wife Victoria was using.
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A family is advertising for a photographer to travel the world with them for the next 12 months and document their experiences on camera.
U.N. General Assembly (Twitter)
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The Palestinian Authority on Friday welcomed the rejection of U.N. General Assembly of a U.S. draft resolution condemning Palestinian resistance group Hamas.
Jordanian protesters facing riot police chant slogans during a demonstration against the government's decision to raise taxes in the capital Amman
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Hundreds rallied on Thursday to the call of an anonymous group of social media activists to take to the Fourth Circle in protest under the “Maanash” (‘we don’t have any’ in Arabic) banner, including former members of Parliament and prominent political figures.
 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Twitter)
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Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, said on Wednesday he did not mind amending the constitution to set the president’s term of office to six years instead of four years.
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Turkish security forces on Thursday confiscated around 10,000 historical coins dating back to Roman and Byzantine eras in the Aegean province of Kutahya.
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Pig hearts may soon be transplanted into terminally ill people to cure their life-threatening conditions.
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Researchers from Doximity, a healthcare networking company, found that in many parts of the United States, the need for doctors is in high demand, a report says.
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Burger King is trolling the competition by allowing app customers to purchase a Whopper for a penny -- so long as it is ordered from McDonald's.

December 6, 2018

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Libya will hold a referendum on the country’s permanent constitution in January, the electoral commission said Thursday.
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A California man literally coughed up part of his lung after he was hospitalized for heart palpitations.
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Visiting a nudist beach is something many people - prudish or otherwise - could not imagine doing.
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The more English a person feels the more likely they are to believe immigration has had a negative impact on Britain's economy and culture, a new survey has revealed.
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President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani on Wednesday attended the 34th General Assembly meeting of the QOC.
These will help you start 2019 with a healthy foot forward. (Photo:
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These will help you start 2019 with a healthy foot forward.
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad (Twitter)
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The U.S. representative for Afghanistan reconciliation met with top Afghan officials in Kabul on Thursday as part of his latest trip of shuttle diplomacy in the region.
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A statue created by the Chicago-area Satanic Temple joined the Illinois Capitol's holiday displays this year after the organization sought equal freedom of expression.
 The Belgian conceded a free-kick by pulling his opponent by the hair in the draw with Arsenal, although he's unlikely to face any retrospective action (Photo:
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The Belgian conceded a free-kick by pulling his opponent by the hair in the draw with Arsenal, although he's unlikely to face any retrospective action
The former Gunners striker believes more is to be expected from two players who are failing to justify their lucrative contracts
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The former Gunners striker believes more is to be expected from two players who are failing to justify their lucrative contracts
Haifa appeared in a picture that was taken in one of Beirut's streets in a two pieces patterned jumpsuit that flattered her body. (Source: haifawehbe - Instagram)
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Haifa Wehbe latest appearance in a jumpsuit caused controversy and its price is finally revealed.
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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.
(John Lewis)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.