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July 27, 2017

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Twenty months ago, Tamara Grand experienced every mother’s greatest fear: The loss of a child. Struggling with her grief...
So far only South Korea and Japan have co-hosted a World Cup, in 2002.
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Argentina and Uruguay plan to apply to co-host football's 2030 World Cup, according to statements made by an Argentinian government official to local media on Wednesday.
Palestinians celebrate outdid the Lion's Gate entrance to Al Aqsa mosque on July 27 2017 after more Israeli barriers were removed from the holy site. (AFP)
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Israel on Tuesday removed the metal detectors - the most controversial Israeli measure - and by Thursday, extra metal barriers, scaffolding and railings were also removed.
Iraq's captain Younis Mahmoud (C) holds up the winning trophy as he along with teammates celebrate at the end of the final match of the Asian Football Cup 2007 at the Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, 29 July 2007. Skipper Younis Mahmoud's thumping headed goal crowned Iraq as the Asian Cup champions for the first time with a stirring 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the final. AFP PHOTO/Saeed KHAN
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War may have played a key role in 2007 triumph, but the Lions of Mesopotamia can still roar
In the next couple of months or so, Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. (Photo courtesy of Dell)
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Following Microsoft’s announcement on the Windows 10 updates, what can we expect to see in the next wave of innovations?
Female PhD holders make 42.8 percent less than men with the same level of education. (Pixabay)
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Men still earn more than women with the same level of education.
Sitting at the rear end of the aircraft and close to the emergency exit is almost always safer. (Pixabay)
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Where to be seated to be safe during a flight?
Gulf News lists the 7 cheapest areas to rent in Dubai this summer. (File photo)
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Looking for a new place to rent? Here are the cheapest areas to include in your house-hunting itinerary.
Saudi Arabia is trying to raise $200 billion over the next few years through stake sales in national assets such as airports. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia said it intends to privatize all its airports this year.
A rendering of Nakheel's Deira Islands. (Photo courtesy of Nakheel)
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The developer saw a 22 percent decline in net profit, to Dh1.16 billion ($315.8 million) compared to Dh1.48 billion a year ago.
Banks and other financial institutions in the UAE to freeze all bank accounts of groups and individuals mentioned in the new terror list issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies on July 25, 2017. (AFP/ File)
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The new terror list was announced by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt on July 25, 2017.
Oil prices finished higher after data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed a large drop in domestic crude and gasoline supplies. (File photo)
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Oil prices rose to a fresh eight-week high on Thursday, as data showing further declines in US crude inventories added to optimism that the market was re-balancing.
Etihad posts disappointing results for 2016. (File photo)
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Etihad Airways reported on Thursday $1.87 billion in net losses for 2016.
XVideos Just Released World Porn Trends, And Middle East Searches Are Gruesome and Disturbing (Shutterstock)
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XVideos Just Released World Porn Trends, And Middle East Searches Are Gruesome and Disturbing
The potential arrival of the Monaco star and a possible departure for his star trio were put to the coach
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The potential arrival of the Monaco star and a possible departure for his star trio were put to the coach
London hosts the world athletics championships for the first time - five years after the Olympics - and the 10-day event will mark the farewell of icons Usain Bolt and Mo Farah
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London hosts the world athletics championships for the first time - five years after the Olympics - and the 10-day event will mark the farewell of icons Usain Bolt and Mo Farah
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A beleaguered Zamalek side continued their poor displays, this time succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Lebanese Al-Ahd to almost wave the Arab Championship goodbye on Wednesday.
Under the deal, remaining fighters from the former al-Qaeda affiliate once known as al-Nusra Front will withdraw from the region. (AFP)
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Under the deal, remaining fighters from the former al-Qaeda affiliate once known as al-Nusra Front will withdraw from the region.
Speaking at an event on higher education in the Islamic world in Ankara, Erdogan continued: “Israel is attempting to damage the Islamic character of Jerusalem with new practices every day by taking advantage of the current weakness of Muslims.” (AFP)
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The Jews should appreciate how good they had it under the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (L) at the State Department July 26, 2017. (AFP)
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Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri says he does not agree with the policies of Hezbollah group, clarifying his position after the Trump mishap.
Former love birds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. (PAN Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September. It hasn't been easy on either of them.
The Dubai government said on Wednesday that the Arabian Business website had been blocked, and its print edition stopped for a month.
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Authorities in the UAE have banned Dubai-based Arabian Business for publishing false news.
The city was "liberated" by the US-backed Iraqi army in October 2016, at the beginning of the Mosul campaign. (AFP)
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Restoring homes, restoring hope.
A number of Arab countries have recently shut down their local al-Jazeera offices amid an ongoing spat with Qatar. (shutterstock)
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On Wednesday Netanyahu announced that he had asked law enforcement authorities to shut down the station's Israel offices.
Robert Pattinson and sort-of fiance FKA twigs. (John Angelillo / UPI)
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Robert Pattinson, star of "Good Time," discusses how his public love life seems to draw-out those crazy tabloids. (We know, we know.)
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a judicial source told AFP that all 60 of those charged were Shia Muslims. (AFP)
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The 60 face a mass trial, scheduled to open on August 22, for charges including "forming a terrorist group, training in the use of weapons and explosives with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks and the deliberate killing of policemen."
Writer Hilary Mantel won twice for her "Wolf Hall" series. The third book has yet to make an appearance. (Natalia Mikhaylova / Shutterstock.com)
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The Man Booker Prize: one of the world's most prestigious awards, and also one subject to intense controversy. Check-out the 2017 longlist inside; we'll have more details as the story develops.

July 26, 2017

The UAE national football team
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Whites all but out of World Cup but coach looking to impress against Saudi Arabia and Iraq
Romelu Lukaku
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Romelu Lukaku missed out on a possible man of the match award after the Manchester derby in the US because of his Muslim faith.
Fatih Terim
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Turkish national football team coach Fatih Terim ended his contract on Wednesday, two weeks after he came under fire for allegedly assaulting a restaurant owner.
Khalfan Ibrahim
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Al Arabi have confirmed the successful transfer of Qatari international Khalfan Ibrahim from Al Sadd on a one year deal.
From "Ghorbah," by Torabyeh (ft. Husam Abed). (YouTube)
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Who said hip-hop wasn't for the Middle East? Jordan's hip-hop scene is lively, and writer Yazeed Makhlouf is happy to give you a tour.
Moroccans demand the release of detained demonstrators during a banned protest in al-Hoceima, July 20 2017, during which journalist Hamid al-Mahdawoui was arrested. (AFP)
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Hamid al-Mahdaoui is the eighth journalist to be arrested during protests in Morocco's restive north.
The US President went on Twitter to tell the world that the US Military would be discriminating against people based on gender identity. (AFP)
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The US President went on Twitter to tell the world that the US Military would be discriminating against people based on gender identity.
This writer's attempt at the 'stache. I'm not a designer, and for good reason. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
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With the "Justice League" reshoots under way, Henry Cavill's moustache is getting in the way.
Afghan security forces gather at the site of a Taliban attack in Kandahar. (AFP)
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The Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday that at least 26 soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a blistering Taliban attack on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar.
"These Faggots Kill Fascists! We shoot back! The Black & Pink and Rainbow flag fly in Raqqa. #Queers smashing the Caliphate" this photo was captioned on Twitter (IRPGF)
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The formation of the Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA) was announced on Monday.
The BBC Arabic logo. (BBC)
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Arabic calligraphy is old—but it took a while to easily match English fonts around the world. So who made it happen? Mourad Boutros, world.
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Queries about Islam and Muslims on the world’s largest search engine have been updated amid public pressure to tamp down alleged disinformation from hate groups.
The Frenchman, who only joined the Giallorossi himself this summer, believes the Leicester City man would thrive in the Italian capital
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The Frenchman, who only joined the Giallorossi himself this summer, believes the Leicester City man would thrive in the Italian capital
With oil prices remaining relatively low, countries in the GCC are faced with the urgent need to diversify their economies. (AFP/ File)
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GCC governments face significant challenges in their economic diversification efforts amid a sustained decline in oil prices.
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Egyptian giants Ahly recovered from an opening defeat to secure an easy 2-0 victory over 10-man Al-Wahda of UAE on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Arab Championship semis.
French citizen Omar Ismail Mostefai has been identified as one of the attackers who killed 129 people in Paris on November 13.
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In its latest report on terrorism, the International Center for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague has found that the structure of terrorism had witnessed a clear process of “decentralization” through the phenomenon of “lone wolf”.
Professor Richard Peña. (Rami Khoury / Al Bawaba)
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For 25 years, professor Richard Peña was responsible for selecting movies for the New York Film Festival. He is a film encyclopedia and a vital voice in the world of film. We sat down with him for a chat about films, the importance of independent cinema, and more.
Member of a military unit linked to Khalifa Haftar (AFP)
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Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, Human Rights Watch said this week, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.
DP World's core business is container handling which generates more than three quarters of its revenues. (File photo)
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Dubai-based DP World said the Qatar boycott did not have any serious impact on its operations and container volumes.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. (AFP)
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The United States announced that it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Lebanon to address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities.
Ismail Haniyeh (AFP)
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The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday decided to keep Hamas on the EU blacklist of terrorist organizations.
From "Theeb." (MAD Solutions / Film Movement)
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What do "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Martian" have in common? They were filmed in Jordan, that's what.
Hariri is currently on a state visit to Washington to rally support for economic and diplomatic support as Lebanon struggles to cope with more than a million refugees from the Syrian war. (AFP)
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In his latest embarrassing public blunder, President Donald Trump says Lebanon is 'on the front lines' fighting Shiite group Hezbolllah, despite them being a very legitimate part of the Lebanese government.
Surplus reserves at UAE banks surged to AED 42.8 billion ($11.6 billion) by the end of June, a growth of 77.6 percent from the first month of 2017, according to UAE Central Bank statistics. (Shutterstock)
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Surplus reserves at UAE banks surged to AED 42.8 billion ($11.6 billion) by the end of June, a growth of 77.6 per cent.
A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian movement Hamas (AFP)
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The European Court of Justice is due to decide on Wednesday whether to keep Hamas listed as a terrorist organization.
Matt Groening with Homer and Bart, notably not murdering them. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)
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Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is back with a new show. But we all know what "Disenchantment" is really about.
The agency said the foreign assets of the Saudi banks reached their highest level in May since July 2016. (AFP/ File)
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Foreign assets of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) reached around SR2 trillion by the end of May.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced it would cut crude oil shipments in August. (AFP/ File)
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Low imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia will likely reduce US oil inventories, according to analysts.
Egypt’s economy has taken its toll on university fees. (File photo)
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Egypt’s economy has taken its toll on university fees.
Searching, finding, and applying for jobs is a whole different process for senior executives. (File photo)
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Searching, finding, and applying for jobs is a whole different process for senior executives.
The man sent several SMSs in which he cursed God and threatened his business partner.(File photo)
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A Dubai businessman has been fined Dh500,000 ($136,000) for blasphemous messages.

July 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia on Monday approved the establishment of a national project for atomic energy. (File photo)
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The Saudi Cabinet has approved the establishment of a national project for atomic energy.
The Jordanian ministry of tourism issued instructions to travel agencies, directing them not to send tourists to Wadi Rum, 300km south of Amman, and to avoid some roads in the south of the Kingdom, for fear of possible violence. (File photo)
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The Ministry of Tourism instructed tour operators not to take tourists to Wadi Rum, according to a document obtained by The Jordan Times.
Turkey claims most foreign funds are linked to EU member countries. (File photo)
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Turkey saw an increase of 11.2 percent in foreign direct investment (FDI) between January and May this year, compared to last year.
Microsoft initially scrapped plans for the app, but the nostalgic cry of fans brought it back.
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Worry not, MS Paint is here to stay.
Saudi Arabia offered its first Riyal-denominated Sukuk to investors on Sunday this week. (File photo)
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The Saudi Ministry of Finance announces that it has received significant demand for its first domestic Sukuk issuance.
Oman recorded a deficit of 21 percent of its GDP in 2016 as the oil price plunged to its lowest level in years. (File photo)
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Oman’s government has slashed 20 percent from its subsidy bill over the past three years.
Newly-appointed Noon CEO, Faraz Khalid.
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Noon has announced the appointment of co-founder and former managing director of online fashion retailer Namshi, Faraz Khalid, as its chief executive.
The government policy announced earlier this year for import restrictions is bearing its fruits. (Facebook/ R. Boudraa)
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Algeria posted a trade deficit of $4.84 billion in the first half of 2017, down 54.1 percent from a year earlier.
By limiting jobs in grocery stores to Saudis, the country expects to generate more than 20,000 job opportunities for citizens. (AFP/ File)
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Jobs in these shops will be 100% Saudized, local daily Al-Madina reported quoting sources from the ministry of labor.
The recent decline in oil prices could weigh further on the outlook for the region's oil exporters. (File photo)
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After posting a growth rate of about 5 percent last year, the IMF said it expects the region to gain 2.6 percent this year.
WebMD has been looking for a buyer since February. (Web)
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Once the deal is approved, the publicly-traded company will go private.
Twelve teams to compete this season after club mergers
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Twelve teams to compete this season after club mergers
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#FCIM and #WatfordFC want to sign #Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour #InterMilan http://www.football-espana.net/65778/watford-inter-abdennour …
2019 African Cup of Nations logo
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Talks are rife in the nation’s political capital Yaounde that Cameroon will finally host the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON.
Mashaykhi's 10.49m will be the new Asian record (Photo: Muscat Daily)
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In a path-breaking achievement, Oman's 26 year old Mohammed al Mashaykhi won the sultanate’s first ever medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, which concluded in London, UK, on Sunday.
In a video on Tuesday, Lolita said she wanted to clarify about the "picture that was shared appearing to show me dead - I am not dead, I am alive." (Facebook)
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Reports that the Iraqi TV presenter Lolita had been stabbed to death were false.
Late Iranian female cyclist Zaynab Sasanian (Photo: Press TV)
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Member of the Iranian national women's cycling team, Zaynab Sasanian, has been killed in a road crash, while driving her car in the country’s northwestern city of Ardabil.
Local banks in Egypt are vying to win the super-rich with accounts serving their 'very specific' needs. (Shutterstock)
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The new account will be tailored to meet the needs of Egypt's high-earners.
Thousands of Jordanians called for "death to Israel" as they attended the funeral of Jawawdeh who was shot dead by an Israeli embassy security guard. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
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An image of Israel’s Prime Minister embracing the security guard who shot and killed two Jordanians within Israel’s embassy in Amman on Sunday has gone viral, stirring already heightened tensions.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE - in addition to others - have presented Qatar with a list of demands.
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Against mounting pressure from the United States and Europe, Egypt has taken the step of warning the EU that it "will not compromise on the Qatar issue" according to AFP.
The site is exclusively administered by the Jordanian-controlled, while Israel maintains security control around the perimeter. (AFP)
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Israel's installation of metal detectors and cameras brought tensions to a fever pitch between Israel and the greater Muslim community.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 13 MARCH 2017 People walk in front of a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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President Tayyip Erdogan stoked a dispute with NATO ally Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents "roaming free" in Turkey.
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, fire mortar shells during clashes with militants in Benghazi. (AFP)
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The video clip, which has recently been circulating on social media and allegedly shows a senior leader of Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army [LNA], ordering the execution around 20 detainees.
Flynas revives Beirut flights with low fares starting from SR299 ($80) one way all inclusive. (Fayez Nureldine/ AFP)
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Flynas said it will return to Beirut operating four weekly flights.
A statement said the return of the staffers, led by Ambassador Einat Schlein, was facilitated by “close cooperation” between Israel and Jordan. (AFP)
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An Israeli embassy guard who killed two Jordanians causing a diplomatic crisis with Amman, has returned home without being questioned.
ANUARY 17 2016: Hundreds gathered in Times Square to protest the Saudi government's execution of dissident sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and demand the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
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Fourteen Saudi Arabians face "imminent" execution after a "grossly unfair mass trial" in which they were convicted of rioting, theft and rebellion, Amnesty International has warned.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig. (Piotr Zajac / Shutterstock.com)
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Cars. Chases. Explosions. Death. Cheesy villains. Bond is coming back, baby. In a year or two.
Esma Voloder. (Instagram)
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A Muslim! A Muslim winning Miss Australia! How dare she? Luckily for everyone, Esma Voloder—Miss World Australia, 2017—is pure class.
Mia Khalifa is best known for her brief career as a porn-star. (Twitter)
13:19 GMT
The Lebanese-American has caused a lot of controversy in her life, but nothing quite like this.
Maatouk ends exile by joining Nejmeh
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Nejmeh made a major splash in the local transfer market Monday, luring Lebanon captain Hasan Maaouk back to his homeland after five years in the Gulf.
The West Asian Athletics Federation logo
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Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of the Bahrain Athletics Association...
Carole Samaha during Byblos Festival 2016. (Instagram)
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Carole Samaha is the latest Arab artist to take-up "Despacito." Ohhhhhhhh
It remains unclear whether Lolita, Iraqi TV presenter, has been killed (Facebook)
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Images of her bloodied body have been circulating - but are they real?
Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri. (Instagram)
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Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri is happy she's on TC Candler's 100 Most Beautiful Faces list. As a candidate, anyway.
The discovery was made as part of a salvage operation led by Yoram Haimi, the archeologist in charge of the South-Negev region. (shutterstock)
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Archeologists unearthed 40 x 40 meters wine press complete with a stone pressing floor, a separation pit and a fermentation pool that could contain six and half cubic meters of wine!
Previous conferences also addressed current economic, social, and political issues, as well as the issue of the detained youth in political cases. (AFP)
10:19 GMT
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Monday that the two main challenges facing Egypt are terrorism and overpopulation.
Untitled by Margo Veillon. (1967) (Green Art Gallery)
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In the 1950s through the 1970s, Egyptian women created art out of political and social turmoil. The Green Art Gallery is celebrating their achievements.
The soldiers were killed on November 4th when their vehicles came under fire as they attempted to enter the base. (YouTube)
08:41 GMT
Video footage has been released of al-Jafer incident which left three US soldiers dead in al-Jafer military base back in November 2016.

July 24, 2017

Malek Jaziri
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Tunisian Malek Jaziri lost two places (72nd) in the ATP rankings published Monday, in spite of his qualification to the semi-final of the Gatineau (Canada) tournament where he was beaten by Canadian Polansky (6-4, 1-6 and 2-6 ).
Picture taken with long time exposure shows Race Imboden (L) of the US and Mohamed Essam of Egypt fighting during a qualification duel of the Individual Men's Foil competition at the World Fencing Championships on July 23, 2017 in Leipzig, eastern Germany.
ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP
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Picture taken with long time exposure shows Race Imboden (L) of the US and Mohamed Essam of Egypt fighting during a qualification duel of the Individual Men's Foil competition at the World Fencing Championships on July 23, 2017 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP
FIFA directly tested 239 players, 175 of them out of competition and 64 in competition.
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All Confederations Cup doping tests were negative, football's governing body FIFA said Monday.