Bus bombing kills 9 people, injures 6 near Iraqi city of Kerbala

Bus bombing kills 9 people, injures 6 near Iraqi city of Kerbala

● Mosul’s Al-Nouri Mosque dates back to the 12th century AD ● Daesh destroyed the mosque in June 2017 ● UNESCO launched a restoration plan in 2018 ● The heritage reconstruction of Mosul will cost $100m The Great Umayyad Mosque in Syria’s largest city Aleppo was another target. The 8th-century mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Record 12.4m people reached with food aid in Yemen: UN

Record 12.4m people reached with food aid in Yemen: UN

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1568978926183537200 Fri, 2019-09-20 11:23 GENEVA: A record 12.4 million people in Yemen received food aid in August, the first time the targeted population was reached fully, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. At the same time, WFP said it still needed $600 million from donors to […]

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Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

article author:  AFP Author:  AFP ID:  1568961188902408800 Fri, 2019-09-20 06:23 JERUSALEM: Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel’s general election this week, putting Benny Gantz’s party as the largest but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.The results from Israel’s election committee showed Gantz’s centrist Blue and White with 33 seats […]

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Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

Syrian state media says drone destroyed over Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Two young women are using the power of art to improve the lives of young people in Cairo. The Doodle Factory, founded by Yasmin Khamis and Farah El-Masry, is an Egyptian brand that collaborates with different stakeholders to help vulnerable children through their personal drawings. It uses children’s designs to decorate everyday lifestyle products […]

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Migrant workers still exploited in World Cup host Qatar: Amnesty

Migrant workers still exploited in World Cup host Qatar: Amnesty

DUBAI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for further talks with Gulf allies about responding to major attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure which he has denounced as an “act of war” by Iran. And Pompeo arrived in the UAE capital as Iran’s foreign minister warned that any attack on […]

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Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to form unity government

Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to form unity government

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1568879146534051300 Thu, 2019-09-19 07:40 JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday on his main rival, former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel’s election ended with no clear winner. A spokeswoman for Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, had […]

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Lebanese daily editor, director face court hearing

BEIRUT: The editor-in-chief of Lebanese and Responsible Director of political daily Nida Al-Watan both appeared before the Cassation Public Prosecution at the Palace of Justice in Beirut on Wednesday. The two men were summoned before the prosecution following the publication of an article on Sept. 12 — the day seven new ambassadors to Lebanon were due […]

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Lebanese economic growth zero if not negative, acknowledges Finance Minister Khalil

Lebanese economic growth zero if not negative, acknowledges Finance Minister Khalil

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday’s election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority.Near-complete results Wednesday indicated the Joint List won about a dozen seats in the 120-member assembly, coming third after the Blue and White party of former military […]

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Some important facts and figures about Israeli elections

JERUSALEM: The Israeli elections have divided Palestinians between those who feel there is little or no difference between the leading Zionist Israeli parties (Likud and Blue and White) and those who insist that the failure of Netanyahu is of utmost importance. The largest selling Palestinian daily Al Quds led with an editorial on Monday titled […]

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