Middle East

Palestinian Woman Dies After Giving Birth to 69 Children

A 40 year old woman in Palestine breathed her last after giving birth to 69 children. Her husband confirmed this news to Gaza Al An news agency, which was later reported by Al Arabiya. If one were to go by

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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed announces Dh1 million job

The job is open to all Arabs in the Arab nations, and anyone between the age of 5 to 95 years can apply.

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Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. One US soldier died and three were injured. Several Apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the

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Syria regains Damascus water supply plant

The Syrian military says it has regained Damascus’s main water source from rebels. Water shortages have affected more than five million residents in the Damascus area since late December. State television said the national flag was now flying over the

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India-UAE sign 14 agreements

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks in New Delhi’s Hyderabad House today. 14 key agreements were signed in key areas including terrorism, defence, cyber space, maritime, shipping

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Tehran fire: Twenty firemen killed as high-rise collapses

At least 20 firefighters were killed when a high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed, the mayor of the Iranian capital has said. Two hundred had battled the blaze in the landmark 17-storey Plasco building for several hours before

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Russia and Turkey ‘in joint air strikes’

Russian and Turkish jets have carried out their first joint strikes on so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, the Russian defence ministry says. IS was targeted in the suburbs of the town of al-Bab, Aleppo province, where Turkey suffered heavy

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Syria conflict: Rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

Syrian rebel groups have confirmed that they will attend peace talks with the government in Kazakhstan next week. A leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohammed Alloush, said he would head the rebel delegation and aim to end the “crimes” of the

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Guantanamo Bay: Oman receives 10 released inmates

Oman says it has received 10 prisoners released from the US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The foreign ministry said it had responded to a request from the US and acted “out of consideration for the men’s

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Israeli soldiers ‘caught in Hamas online honey trap’

Israel’s military says it has uncovered a scam by Hamas militants to spy on its soldiers by hacking their mobile phones after posing as women on social media. Members of the Palestinian group found the soldiers online, then tried to

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UAE confirms five officials killed in Afghan attack

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that five of its officials were killed in a bomb attack in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. They died in blasts at the governor of Kandahar’s guesthouse on Tuesday, where at least six others

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Iran finally receives Haj invite from Saudi Arabia

London [UK], Jan. 11 : Iran has said that it has finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s Haj. There was no official Iranian delegation at last year’s Haj after Saudi Arabia

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Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the bombing of eastern Aleppo, which his forces recaptured from rebels last month, was justified. “This is the price sometimes, but at the end, the people are liberated from the terrorists,” he told French

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IS conflict: Iraq car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad

A car bomb in Iraq has struck a market in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens more. Interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan was quoted as saying a security guard fired on a suspicious vehicle and the

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Syria conflict: Bomb kills dozens in Azaz on Turkish border

At least 45 people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz, near the Turkish border, reports say. The explosion occurred outside a courthouse in the town, some just 7km (four miles) from

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