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Wednesday, Oct 18

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US police: 3 killed, 2 wounded at Maryland office park shooting

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A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old…

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SDF: Campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria to speed up

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A US-backed campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria will accelerate now the extremist group has been defeated in its former capital Raqqa, a spokesman for US-allied Syrian militias said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),…

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Philippines’ Duterte says Marawi city ‘liberated’ after ISIS siege

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists” after a five-month battle against militants loyal to ISIS. Duterte made the declaration in a rain-soaked speech to troops in Marawi where…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Who is driving Qatar into suffocating, costly isolation?

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A top Qatari investor in Doha Stock Exchange recently appeared on Al-Jazeera television channel to reassure Qatari and foreign investors that the stock situation is alright. This has come following the news of many investors exiting the…

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276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

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The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 276 people with more than 300 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to…

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Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the military fields, and…

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US-backed fighters seize infamous Raqqa roundabout from ISIS

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US-backed Syrian fighters on Monday said they gained complete control of an infamous Raqqa roundabout used by ISIS extremists for public beheadings and crucifixions. The Syrian Democratic Forces said they had “totally liberated” the…

Monday, Oct 16

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At least 20 dead in ‘huge’ Mogadishu blast

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More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a police official said. “Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the street…

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Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk

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Iraqi forces took control of “vast areas” in the oil-rich region of Kirkuk without opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga, state TV said on Monday. The announcement came after reports that Iraqi forces began moving at around midnight toward an…

Sunday, Oct 15

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US-backed SDF to let Syrian ISIS fighters leave Raqqa

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Syrian ISIS fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the extremist’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.…

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Saudi Research Center discovers 41 genes identifying family genetic cancer

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the Research Center in Riyadh has recorded a new scientific achievement in the field of cancer research, the first of its kind in the region. A genetic package containing 41 genes called Hereditary…

Saturday, Oct 14

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Iraqi forces take down Kurdistan flag in southern Kirkuk

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An Iraqi military official said on Friday that the Iraqi army has demanded Kurdish troops out of the military base and oil reserves in Kirkuk governorate. They have also taken down the Kurdistan region’s flag South of Kirkuk, he added.…

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Italian police: Qatar’s Khelaifi provided Valcke with a €7 million villa

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The Italian police announced on Friday that they are investigating Paris Saint Germain and beIN media group’s Qatari chief executive, Nasser al-Khelaifi, for corruption after he facilitated the use of a 7 million euros villa in Sardinia to…

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Trump strikes blow says he has decided to decertify Iran nuclear deal

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced the major shift in US policy in a speech in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle…

Friday, Oct 13

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Kurdish VP : Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to face ‘Iraq threat’

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Kurdish authorities have sent thousands more troops to the oil region of Kirkuk to confront “threats” from Iraq’s central government, the vice president of the autonomous Kurdistan region said on Friday. Tens of thousands of Kurdish…

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Yemeni government says it did not receive details about UN envoy’s initiative

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The Yemeni government said it did not receive any details about the initiative which UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said is comprehensive towards finding a solution to the Yemeni crisis. Yemen Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al…

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UN opens second line of contact with Houthis in Hezbollah stronghold

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Diplomats in New York told Lebanese daily An-Nahar that the office of UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has opened a “second” line of contact with the Houthis via the Almasirah television channel that broadcasts from Beirut’s…

Thursday, Oct 12

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Teenage boy killed by ‘celebratory’ gunfire at Egyptian wedding

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A young man has been reportedly killed during a wedding in the northern Egyptian city of El Hamool in Kafr El-Sheikh by a ‘celebratory’ bullet fired from a shotgun by one of invited guests. A video of the incident revealed that a young man…

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Were Vikings Muslims? Swedish researchers find 'Allah' sewn into burial clothes

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A research team in Sweden discovered that Vikings had the world “Allah” embroidered into their funeral clothes. (Shutterstock). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 12 October 2017. Text size A A A. A research team in Sweden…

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India's top court rules sex with an underage wife is rape

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A newly married child bride, left, stands at a temple in Rajgarh, about 155 km from Bhopal, India. (File photo: AP). Suchitra Mohanty, Thomson Reuters Foundation Thursday, 12 October 2017. Text size A A A. India's top court on Wednesday…

Tuesday, Oct 10

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Syria’s World Cup hopes end in extra-time loss to Australia

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War-torn Syria’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup have ended in a 2-1 extra-time loss to Australia. Tim Cahill again delivered for his country with two goals in a comeback win in an Asian playoff on Tuesday that ended moments…

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Saudi Arabia: The armament policy

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The question that must be asked before discussing the two military deals sealed during Saudi King Salman’s visit to Moscow last week is: Why does Riyadh seem to be more interested in importing advanced weapons in greater quantities? Saudi…

Monday, Oct 9

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ANALYSIS: Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead

All eyes are on US President Donald Trump and his upcoming Iran speech later this week to clarify his decision to certify or decertify Tehran's compliance with a nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…

Here's how NASA is allowing you to send your name to Mars

You have until November 1 of this year to sign-up. We've already done it! (Photo courtesy: Nasa). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Monday, 9 October 2017. Text size A A A. Your name can now be among many others onboard NASA's InSight…

Friday, Oct 6

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Threats to Kurds made independence referendum inevitable

An American official asked President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani why they held the referendum now and why they rejected all demands to postpone it. Barzani told his American guest that Baghdad's government began to…

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France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until ISIS was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron…

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India set to make World Cup soccer debut as host, participant

India’s team will set a benchmark regardless of its result against the United States in the Under-17 World Cup on Friday. It will be the first time the cricket-crazy country of 1.2 billion has played in a World Cup game at any level of…

Wednesday, Oct 4

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Catalonia's leader: Independence declaration within days

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont told the BBC that the region will declare independence in a matter of days in response to Spain’s King Felipe VI speech on Tuesday night, as thousands took to the streets to protest against a violent…

Sunday, Oct 1

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Amid push for Palestinian unity, are Egypt and Hamas friends or foes?

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas Political Bureau, and a delegation of senior officials from the Gaza Strip recently went to Cairo for talks about reconciliation with Fatah and the possibility of forming a Palestinian unity government.…

Friday, Sep 29

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Trump to travel to Asia in November, says White House

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Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat. Joined by…