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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 indirectly to blame for downed plane over Syria

  • A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea
  • Russia accused Israel of indirectly shooting down the military plane
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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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Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

  • The report says an estimated 10,000 people were killed in the crackdown and that was likely a conservative figure
  • Investigators said the Tatmadaw should be restructured and the process should begin by replacing the current leadership
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China: Trump forces its hand, will retaliate against new US tariffs

  • The commerce ministry’s statement came hours after Trump said he was imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of imports from China
  • The latest US duties spared smart watches from Apple and Fitbit and other consumer products such as baby car seats
By Reuters ·

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Makkah will see big increase in malls to meet pilgrim boom

By Jennifer Bell ·

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Michael Bloomberg backs global trade to combat poverty

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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.
By AFP ·

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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 ·