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Saudi Arabia to start first phase of Neom project

  • Construction work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 and will be completed in 2020
  • Homes in NEOM Bay, part of $500bn mega-city, to be marketed to international buyers
By ANNA PUKAS AND BEN FLANAGAN ·

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Daesh Syria attack kills at least 16, including US soldiers

  • Attack comes after Trump vowed to pull out US troops after defeating Daesh
  • Targeted a restaurant where US personnel were meeting members of the local militia supported by Washington
By Arab News ·

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Juventus crowned Italian Super Cup champions

  • Ronaldo’s glancing header sinks AC Milan 1-0 at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
By ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made SR14m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

  • The expat deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth
  • The man was arrested with the support of security authorities
By Arab News ·

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Iran vows to keep military forces in Syria despite Israeli threats

  • Israel says it has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards’ top commander called Israeli PM Netanyahu’s threats “a joke”
By Reuters ·

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FBI: Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House

  • 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb was arrested in a sting after he traded his car for weapons
  • The FBI says Taheb planned to use an improvised explosive device and anti-tank rocket in a suicide attack
By AP ·

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Davos organizer WEF warns of growing risk of cyberattacks in Gulf

  • Critical infrastructure such as power centers and water plants at particular risk, says expert
  • Report finds that unemployment is a major concern in Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia
By Richard Wachman ·

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Juventus crowned Italian Super Cup champions

  • Ronaldo’s glancing header sinks AC Milan 1-0 at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
By ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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Iran state TV’s English channel says anchorwoman held in US

  • The reported detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi comes as Iran faces increasing criticism of its own arrests of dual nationals and others with Western ties
By AP ·