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Saudi Arabia to start first phase of Neom project

  • Construction work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 and will be completed in 2020
  • Homes in NEOM Bay, part of $500bn mega-city, to be marketed to international buyers
By ANNA PUKAS AND BEN FLANAGAN ·

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Daesh Syria attack kills at least 16, including US soldiers

  • Attack comes after Trump vowed to pull out US troops after defeating Daesh
  • Targeted a restaurant where US personnel were meeting members of the local militia supported by Washington
By Arab News ·

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Juventus crowned Italian Super Cup champions

  • Ronaldo’s glancing header sinks AC Milan 1-0 at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
By ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made $3.7m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

  • The expat deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth
  • The man was arrested with the support of security authorities
By Arab News ·

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Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

  • The Yemeni army also clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz
  • Several Houthis were killed during the fighting
By Arab News ·

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Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India’s Kumbh Mela

  • Organizers expect up to 150 million people to bathe at the confluence of three holy rivers
  • The Kumbh Mela has its roots in a Hindu tradition that says the god Vishnu wrested a golden pot containing the nectar of immortality from demons
By Reuters ·

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US in criminal probe of China's Huawei

  • The Wall Street Journal said the US justice department is looking into allegations of theft of trade secrets from Huawei's US business partners
  • Huawei forcefully denied accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government
By AFP ·

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Juventus crowned Italian Super Cup champions

  • Ronaldo’s glancing header sinks AC Milan 1-0 at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
By ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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Social media aids Sudan opposition to spread protests

  • Activists have actively documented the confrontations and flooded social media with footage which they claim is “exposing” Bashir’s government
  • Other hashtags such as #SudanRevolts and #SudanUprising have also helped build momentum, amassing hundreds of tweets and retweets by the hour
By AFP ·