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2 killed, dozens wounded as Iraq protests hit second week

  • Protests demanding jobs and better public services have swept southern Iraq in the past week, and the government of Prime Minister Haider Abadi has blocked Internet access to make the organizers’ task more difficult.
  • Foreign airlines including Oman Air, flydubai and Royal Jordanian have all announced the suspension of flights.
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Assad forces target fighters near Golan Heights

  • Regime forces fired more than 800 missiles at an area between northern Daraa and the Quneitra countryside
  • In Daraa, the evacuation deal will hand over areas held by the fighters for years back to regime control
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Yemeni army advances in Yemen’s Hajjah province

  • Yemeni troops were closing in on the strategic link between Haradh and Hodeidah, the official said in a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces media center
  • A senior army official said several strategic sites were liberated during a large-scale offensive in the Hiran valley
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How Saudis are adapting to fast-changing life in the Kingdom

  • A retired psychologist Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sobihi, 53, explains why the recent big changes in the Saudi Arabia have been accepted so easily.
  • Umm Al-Qura instructor Abdulrahman Al-Haidari says what's even more amazing most of the Saudis who have taken up education abroad are returning to help in the Kingdom's modernization program.
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Yemeni army advances in Yemen’s Hajjah province

  • Yemeni troops were closing in on the strategic link between Haradh and Hodeidah, the official said in a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces media center
  • A senior army official said several strategic sites were liberated during a large-scale offensive in the Hiran valley
By Arab News ·

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Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

  • There were as many as 90 Muslim-Americans running for national or statewide offices this election cycle
  • Muslim Americans have been spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric
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France overpower Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup final

  • France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium
  • Croatia fought hard for an hour but gradually ran out of steam after playing extra time in their three previous matches
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Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller

  • The indictment alleges that from around June 2016 the conspirators released tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents “using fictitious online personas, including ‘DCLeaks’ and ‘Guccifer 2.0.’.”
  • Friday’s indictment was the first by Mueller that directly charges the Russian government with meddling in the election
By Reuters ·