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Germany Urges Libya to Cooperate With NGOs on Migrant Rescue Missions

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The Libyan Express report today that the German Foreign Ministry are pushing for the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to allow NGOs to work from its waters in order to conduct rescue missions in its territorial waters for…

Nasri completes Antalyaspor move from Man City


Samir Nasri has ended his six-year stint at Manchester City by joining Samuel Eto'o at Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Is the Arab World ‘Ready for Secularism’?


A debate on secularism is raging in the Arab world after the hashtag “the people are ready for secularism” was launched.

Egypt: Former Gas Giant Could Now Depend on Israeli Fuel Under Sisi

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Royal Dutch Shell is considering buying Israeli gas for sale in Egypt through its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, according to media reports.

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Activist in Libya Files ICC Complaint Against General Haftar

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According to Libyan publication 'The Libyan Observer', a human rights activist has filed an official complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar of orchestrating war crimes,…

In Pictures: "Star Academy" Member Khaled Bosakhar Goes in for Surgery!


Kuwaiti Star Academy singer Khaled Bosakhar is finally undertaking his catheterization.


Egyptians Say Their Media is 'Shameful', but the Real Shame is El-Sisi's Media Crackdown


Egyptians have taken to social media to complain against what they claim is their “shameful” media.

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap


The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) on Sunday revealed the design for Al Thumama Stadium the sixth proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.

La Perle, a Stunning Show of Light and Water, Will be Opening in Dubai Next Week


Located in a specially-built venue in Al Habtoor City, La Perle is an aquatic theatre show designed by renowned Italian artist Franco Dargone.

Fresh Hope: Ex-Iranian Leader Wants Reformists to Be Freed

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Mohammad Khatami asks Supreme Leader to intervene in the case of two reformist politicians who have been under house arrest for six years.Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami on Sunday asked Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to…

Zidane wants no more changes to Real Madrid squad


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is happy with his squad as it is, hoping for no changes before the end of the transfer window.

Abu Dhabi's Bloom Holding Eyes Overseas Expansion: CEO


Abu Dhabi-based Bloom Holding is working on plans to expand overseas with a first entry into the US markets, its chief executive told Gulf News in an interview last week.


Saudi Arabia Says Public Sector Contractors Exempt From Workers’ Tax


The Council of Ministers has announced that contractors working on public sector projects before the decision to impose workers’ tax are exempt from paying the levy.

Qatar Reveals Design of Sixth World Cup Stadium by Qatari Architect (Photos)


Qatar has revealed the design of Al Thumama Stadium, the sixth 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.

Amal Clooney Stuns as Tired-Looking George Tags Along for Getaway without the Twins


Anyone with newborn twins will tell you it’s difficult to keep up appearances.

Tragedy: Three People Die and Priceless Renaissance Books Burn in Fire


Three people were killed and priceless original manuscripts from the Renaissance era were destroyed after a fire broke in a historical building in the southern Italian city of Cosenza, reported the German news agency (dpa).


The Hitman's Bodyguard Protects its Client to the Top of the Box Office


The Samuel L. Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $21.6 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.


‘Deconfliction Line’ in Syria ia Given the Go Ahead Amidst Fight Against IS

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The U.S.-led coalition, its principal Syrian ally, Russia and the Syrian regime have agreed to a geographical "deconfliction line" or buffer zone in northeastern Syria meant to prevent clashes and focus military efforts on Daesh, the…

Jordan’s King Abdullah Reaffirms Support for Unified Libya

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His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received at Basman Palace Libyan lower house speaker, Aqila Saleh, who is currently visiting the Kingdom, according to a Royal Court statement.


Shell Loads First Load of Cargo Containing Oil From Libya in 5 Years

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Royal Dutch Shell loaded 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Libyan port of Zueitina on Saturday, industry sources said, its first cargo from the war-torn country in over five years.In June analysts reported a peak in oil output in Libya…

Sunday, Aug 20

ISIS Suffer Major Losses as Iraqi Forces Advance in Tal Afar

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Iraqi forces and pro-government militias have made gains into the Islamic State group stronghold of Tal Afar, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of a campaign to take the town on Sunday.Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular…

Iran: Preservation of Nuclear Deal Now No. 1 Foreign Policy Priority

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the top foreign policy priority for his new government is to protect the nuclear deal from being dismantled by the US.

Trump separates US Cyber Command From NSA

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced the elevation of U.S.

Erdogan Critic Arrested in Spain Granted ‘Conditional’ Release

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A Spanish court granted the conditional release from custody to German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli a day after police arrested him at Ankara's request, his lawyer Ilias Uyar wrote on Facebook.The critic of the Turkish government was…

Saturday, Aug 19

Libyan Commander Wanted for War Crimes Arrested, Not Yet Handed to ICC

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) has detained Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a senior military commander suspected of executing dozens of prisoners in the war-torn city of Benghazi.

Egypt: Reporters Without Borders Site Blocked After Criticizing Media Censorship

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Authorities in Egypt blocked the site of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Paris-based group said on Thursday. The move comes as part of ramped-up media crackdown in the North African state, that has recently seen online…

Lebanese Army Launches Anti-Daesh Offensive on Syria Border

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The Lebanese army on Saturday launched a military offensive against Daesh militants in eastern Lebanon near the border with war-torn Syria.

Saudi-led Coalition Killed 349 Children in Yemen Last Year, Says UN Report

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The Saudi-led military coalition waging war in Yemen is responsible for the killing of hundreds of children in the war-torn country, a new UN draft report suggests.

Friday, Aug 18

The UAE is Going to Send $15 million to Gaza Each Month. But How Will Hamas Spend It?

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The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan. "15 million dollars will be pumped monthly from the beginning of next month to the…

When Will It End? Erdogan Arrests Journalists Who Used Messaging App

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An Istanbul court has placed nine journalists under arrest on suspicion of links to the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, the latest in a series of measures against Turkish media workers.

'Just the Beginning' : It Seems The U.S. Has Big Plans for Syria after ISIS

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U.S. forces have no plans to leave Northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS and instead plans to stay in the region for decades to come, it has emerged.

Syrian Actress, Protester, Anti-Assad Activist: Fadwa Suleiman Has Died


Fadwa Suleiman, the Syrian actress who in later years became a voice of protest in exile, has died in Paris, France. She was 47.

Thursday, Aug 17

Sellout Sisi: The Emir of Kuwait Now Controls 163 Acres of Egypt

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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree, on Thursday, that allowed Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the right to own land and property in the Sharqia Governorate of Egypt.

Turkey Asks Kurdistan to Be ‘Wise’ and Not Go Ahead With Independence Referendum

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Iraq-based media channel Rudaw reported today that Turkey are demanding the Kurdistan Regional Government to make a wise decision and refrain from going ahead with its independence referendum next month.

Is Egypt About to Become the World's Next Big Bitcoin Trading Hub?

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Egypt could become one of the world’s top Bitcoin trading hubs within weeks thanks to the launch of the country’s first cryptocurrency exchange.

The UAE Attributes al-Sadr’s Gulf Visit to His Opposition of Iranian Foreign Politics


Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics, including calling for Syria's Bashar al-Assad to step down, UAE-owned publications said.