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Turkey vows not to quit besieged army post in Syria

  • Calls for a ‘political solution’ to the crisis 
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UK authorities investigate Qatar-owned bank over money laundering controls

  • Probe into Al Rayan by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was launched last year
  • Al Rayan, headquartered in Birmingham in central England, is the UK’s largest and oldest Islamic bank
By Arab News ·

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Syrian army pushes into encircled rebel pocket in northwest

  • Syrian soldiers captured a dozen of hills in the area
  • Erdogan told Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria threaten Turkey's national security
By Reuters ·

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Iraq’s Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA

  • Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah expressed his thanks and appreciation to Saudi government and people
By SPA ·

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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

  • The destination set in the ship’s Automatic Identification System is Mesrin, Turkey, but this might not be true
  • The US has a warrant in federal court to seize the ship and has been warning nations not to accept it
By AP ·

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Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

  • Some 370 square kilometers (140 square miles) have burned in northern Paraguay, near the borders with Brazil and Bolivia, said Joaquín Roa, a Paraguayan state emergency official
By AP ·

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Egypt’s creative solutions to the plastic menace

  • Egyptian social startups are taking alternative approaches to fostering awareness and reducing waste
  • While initiatives around the world are taking action to combat this problem, some Egyptian projects are doing it more creatively
By Mostafa Adel ·

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Boult, Southee rattle Sri Lanka in second Test

  • Weather permitting, extended playing time is planned for the day after only 36.3 overs were possible on Thursday due to rain in the Sri Lankan capital
By AFP ·