Israeli minister boasts his country has been ‘killing Iranians’

Israeli minister boasts his country has been ‘killing Iranians’

RAS AL-KHAIMAH: Thousands of tons of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the northern United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill.Under a government-run scheme, farmers in the emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah drop off camel excrement at collection stations. It is then blended with coal to power […]

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Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

CAIRO: When Egyptian security forces arrested three suspects caught selling a three-hour-old child at a hospital in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, the news shocked the country.The story began when a page on Facebook, titled Children for Paid Family Adoption, offered the chance to adopt a newborn child in exchange for money.Police officers posing as […]

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Warning to Turkish artists as singer is jailed for ‘insulting’ Erdogan

ANKARA: Accusations of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may lead to a jail sentence — even if the “insult” is in private, analysts told Arab News on Saturday. Turkey’s appeals court has upheld an 11-month sentence on actress and singer Zuhal Olcay, 61, after a complaint that she had changed lyrics of songs and […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

ERBIL: Iraqi Kurdistan’s security services said on Saturday they had arrested a man for assassinating a Turkish diplomat in the regional capital Erbil, and believed the suspect was the brother of a lawmaker in the Turkish parliament.“The Kurdistan Region announced on Saturday the arrest of the man who planned the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in […]

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Emirati astronaut prepares to join elite Arab space club

Emirati astronaut prepares to join elite Arab space club

DUBAI: More than 30 years after an Arab first journeyed into space, an  Emirati is preparing to become the latest Arab space traveler when he joins a team of astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) in September. For months, Hazza Al-Mansoori and backup pilot Sultan Al-Neyadi have been undergoing intensive training in Russia, Germany […]

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Retired Lebanese soldiers in tense standoff with army during benefit cuts protest

Retired Lebanese soldiers in tense standoff with army during benefit cuts protest

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Friday they had confiscated a British tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking “international maritime rules.” The Stena Impero tanker “was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation when passing through the strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international […]

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Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media: FT

Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media: FT

JERUSALEM: An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past has told clients it can scoop user data from the world’s top social media, the Financial Times reported Friday.The London paper wrote that NSO group had “told buyers its technology can surreptitiously scrape all of an individual’s data from the servers of […]

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Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after killing of diplomat

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after killing of diplomat

UNITED NATIONS: Russia on Thursday opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an end to attacks on health facilities in Syria’s Idlib region, diplomats said after the latest meeting over violence in the country’s last major opposition bastion.The outcome led to a rare statement following the meeting by the UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark […]

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Turkey, US at odds again over Ankara’s ouster from F-35 program

ANKARA: The US announced it was formally removing Turkey from its F-35 fighter jet program on Wednesday, following the delivery of the first part of a Russian S-400 missile defense system to Ankara.  “F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities,” the Pentagon said in […]

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Archaeologists find mosque from when Islam arrived in holy land

Archaeologists find mosque from when Islam arrived in holy land

RAHAT, Israel: Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land, they said on Thursday.The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back […]

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