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Syrian rebels see Idlib deal as victory, Damascus as test for Turkey

  • Iran has fought as an ally of President Bashar Assad in the Syrian conflict alongside Russian forces
  • Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in the Idlib region
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Russia says Israel to blame for downed plane over Syria

  • A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea
  • Vladimir Putin attempted to defuse tensions, blaming a chain of tragic and chance circumstances
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Pakistan’s PM arriving in Saudi Arabia Tuesday in first foreign visit

  • King Salman will host a State banquet for Imran Khan at the Royal Court
  • The prime minister and his delegation will fly to Abu Dhabi after concluding their visit to the Kingdom on Sept. 19
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Libya rivals clash south of capital, causing blackouts

  • Tuesday morning’s clashes centered on the main road to Tripoli’s long-closed international airport
  • Libya’s National Electricity Company said its network had been damaged, causing a total blackout across the country
By AFP ·

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

  • Ramadan was charged in France in February with raping two women in hotels in 2009 and 2012
  • Swiss prosecutors have also opened an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman in a Geneva hotel in 2008
By AFP ·

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Egypt sees surge in share offerings, testing market

  • Public share sales first in more than a decade
  • International volatility could deter investors
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Five memorable India vs, Pakistan clashes

  • Arch-rivals to meet in Dubai on Wednesday.
  • Cricket's biggest rivalry is one of the biggest in sport.
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Arabic cinema wins over movie-goers

  • Oscar-nominated Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour premiered her short film set in Riyadh, ‘The Wedding Singer’s Daughter,’ at the Venice Film Festival
  • Earlier in the year Ziad Doueiri was the first Lebanese film director to be nominated for an Oscar with his film ‘The Insult’
By REBECCA SPONG ·