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Turkey vows not to quit besieged army post in Syria

  • Calls for a ‘political solution’ to the crisis 
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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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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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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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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Bashir defense asks Sudan court for bail release

  • Bashir, wearing a traditional white gown, sat in the same metal cage he appeared in on Monday when his trial on graft charges opened
  • The former Sudanese leader is also wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague over his role in mass killings in the western region of Darfur
By AFP ·

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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong riot police, protesters clash

  • The demonstrators retaliated with a barrage of bottles and bamboo poles
  • Tear gas and pepper spray was fired to disperse protesters
By AFP ·

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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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Sri Lanka 244 all out in 1st innings of 2nd test vs New Zealand

  • New Zealand batted for two overs and went to lunch on the third day at one run without loss
  • Sri Lanka won the first test by six wickets in Galle and looks to sweep the two-test series
By AP ·

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Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

  • The audience of about 6,000 at a convention center adjacent to Disneyland also voiced enthusiasm for another “Star Wars“-related series
  • The new channel will also feature a reboot of popular series ‘Lizzie McGuire’
By AP ·