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Syria: Northwest Deir Ezzor Liberated as ISIS Withdraws, SOHR Reports

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The northwestern countryside of Syria’s Deir Ezzor province has been completely liberated from ISIS, after the Islamists withdrew from the remaining areas under its control, reports suggest.

Iraqi Forces Take Control of Syrian Border Crossing

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Iraqi government forces on Wednesday assumed control of a strategic border crossing with Syria, according to an Iraqi military source.

The Saudi Aramco IPO is Not Too Big to Fail - It Might Be Too Big To Happen

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For the past few months financial markets the world over have been transfixed by the prospect of the world’s most valuable company – Saudi Aramco Oil – offering 5% of its stock in an Initial Public Offering [IPO].

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Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship: MacIntyre Lands First Mena Tour Crown


Robert MacIntyre held off a spirited challenge from England’s Luke Joy to land his first Mena Tour title at the Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship, on Wednesday.


He's Getting Better – Zidane Backs Benzema


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane backed Karim Benzema, insisting the striker was still improving despite his missed chances against Tottenham.

International Cricket Council Academy and ECB Renew Partnership


The International Cricket Council Academy, ICC Academy, and the Emirates Cricket Board, ECB, have announced the renewal of their partnership agreement to support the progress of the men’s, women’s and the Under-16 and Under-19 Junior UAE…


Salman Khan is a Wounded Tiger


Tiger Zinda Hai is Salman Khan’s next outing.

Johnny Depp Suing His Lawyers for Conspiracy to Steal Millions


Johnny Depp is suing his former law firm, claiming they conspired with his financial managers to fleece him of $40 million.

Amr Diab Gives His Fiancé a Weird Euphemism


Amr Diab’s attempt at dispelling rumours of his upcoming marriage have backfired.


Bahrain Signs $3.8 Billion Deal With Lockheed Martin for F-16 Fighter Jets


Bahrain has concluded a $3.8-billion deal with US aerospace and military equipment giant Lockheed Martin to purchase 16 upgraded F-16 fighter jets.

Thomas Cook Resumes Flights to Egypt Airport After 9-Year Suspension


UK travel operator Thomas Cook has announced that it will resume flights to Marsa Alam Airport on October 21, after a nine-year suspension of flights to the city since 2008.

Kourtney Hearts Egypt: Kardashian Star Talks About Her Love of Egypt


Two months ago, reality star Kourtney Kardashian and her Algerian beau Younes Bendjima jetted off on a trip to Egypt, where the two have been making a splash and having a smoke with pals, including Kardashian’s BFF Simon Huck.


Oman Cancels Bids for Third Mobile License, Awards License to Local Company


Oman has decided to cancel bids for the country’s third mobile licence.; Instead, the license will be awarded to a consortium of a local company owned by local investment funds and a 'global partner.'; The statement issued by the Omani…

UAE a Chance for Zaccheroni to Reaffirm his Credentials


The UAE job represents a chance for Alberto Zaccheroni to reignite his career following six years in the doldrums.

American Wins Britain's Top Literary Prize (Nice Job, Geniuses)


American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.


Dubai Gets the Special Treatment from Ed Sheeran


Despite cancelling several gigs from his upcoming tour, Ed Sheeran will still be performing in Dubai this November.

Harshita Dahiya, Haryana Singer, Shot and Murdered


Local singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unknown assailants on Tuesday night. The assailants attacked her when she was leaving from a programme in her car in Chamrara village of Haryana's Panipat.


Fight Against ISIS Suffering Due to Gulf Crisis, Qatar FM


Qatar's foreign minister has said the blockade by its neighbors has "definitely" impacted on the fight against ISIS; He claimed that food and medicine supplies had been hit, as well as flight paths; However, the anti-ISIS coalition has…


Hate Crime Records Spike in the UK, Government Report

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Hate crime in the U.K. has surged, with a record 80,393 offenses recorded in 12 months to March 2017, according to Home Office figures released Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Turkey Detains Over 150 Migrants in One Day

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Turkey detained over 150 migrants in anti-trafficking operations on Tuesday; 53 migrants, mostly Afghan and Syrian nationals, were held on their way to reach Greek islands, and a minivan carrying 24 Pakistani migrants was stopped in a…

Peshmerga Surrender Sinjar After Iraqi Forces Take Kirkuk

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The Kurdish town of Sinjar was given up by Peshmerga forces to a pro-Iraqi paramilitary group and the Iraqi army, Baghdad's army said Tuesday.

Over 288 Rohingya Villages Set Ablaze Since August, HRW

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At least 288 Muslim villages have been partially or totally destroyed by fire in Myanmar's Rakhine since Aug. 25; Over half a million Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in just one month; Security forces and Buddhist mobs are killing Rohingya and…

ISIS Seige Ends in Marawi as Trump Announces Duterte Visit in Philippines

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The Philippine city of Marawi has been liberated from ISIS militants following a 4-month-long siege; Over 1,000 people died with many more civilians displaced in the fighting in recent months; It is thought that ISIS militants Isnilon…

Monday, Oct 16

Why is ISIS Regrouping in Libya?

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Continued political and military fragmentation in Libya is allowing for the regrouping of ISIS in the country after it was largely defeated in 2016, Walid Namane, an independent analyst, and North Africa expert has said.

Kuwaiti Emir Visits Saudi, Speculated to Discuss Qatar

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Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad has arrived in Riyadh on a fraternal visit to Saudi Arabia.

EU Re-Evaluates Cooperation with Myanmar's Military over Rohingya Crisis

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The European Council on Monday suspended contact with Myanmar’s military over its “disproportionate” use of force against Rohingya militants.

ISIS Video Reveals Thief's Hand Cut Off by Butcher Knife

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ISIS in Egypt has released a video showing a thief having his hand cut off to boast of it's 'eye for an eye' attitude to crime and punishment.

Sunday, Oct 15

Hamas Agrees Not to Attack Israel 'Unilaterally', Report Suggests

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Iran Closes Main Crossing with Iraq's Kurdish Region

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Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s independence referendum.

Saudi Appoints Princess as First Woman to Lead Sports Federation

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A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in the latest of a string of such appointments in the Kingdom.

Peshmerga Will Not Withdraw, Kirkuk Ex-Governor

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Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s oil-rich city, Kirkuk’s ex-governor Najmiddin Karim said on Sunday.

Saturday, Oct 14

Trump and Putin Appear Bullet-holed in New ISIS Propaganda Video

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The image circulated by jihadists is one of the first to feature Donald Trump; It shows a white male cocking a pistol next to the bullet-ridden targets; Analysts have noted that the groups equates Trump with Vladimir Putin; The video…

Iran is Following its Nuclear Commitments, IAEA

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday that Iran was "subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime."

Gazans Hope Unity Deal Lasts, Brings Needed Economic Relief

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It didn’t take long after the firework smoke cleared in Gaza for some Palestinians to start questioning whether a unity deal between their two most powerful factions would hold.