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48 hurt in gunfire as Iraq protests continue; offices set on fire in Basra and Muthana

  • 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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Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria’s Daraa city

  • Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday
  • The transfers were part of a cease-fire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment of the city
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Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

  • The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah
  • The ministry affirmed the Saudi government welcomes pilgrims of different nationalities
By Arab News ·

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Israeli rockets hit Syrian military position in Aleppo: Syrian state media

  • Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport
  • Strikes caused only "material damage"
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Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

  • The health ministry said the overall condition for the players and coach was normal
  • Saman was widely hailed as a hero but the boys, aged 11 to 16, were only told about his death on Saturday
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Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways seen flying under radar at Farnborough Airshow

  • Over 1,500 exhibitors and 100,000 trade visitors are expected to attend this week’s airshow
  • Farnborough and the Paris Airshow — held on alternate years — have accounted for around 30 percent of annual commercial business
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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 ·