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Donald Trump to unveil Middle East peace plan that ‘makes sense for everybody’

  • Trump says plan unlikely to be welcomed by the Palestinians, but he believed they would come round
  • Palestinians say Trump’s plan will favor Israel, and undermine their right to statehood
By Ray Hanania and Daoud Khuttab ·

Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks

  • The attacks involve intercepting Internet traffic to victim websites
  • Intelligence suggests the attacks bear the hallmarks of Turkish interests
By Reuters ·

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Lebanon parliament passes 2020 budget amid protests

  • New budget aims to reduce deficit to around 7 percent of gross domestic product
  • Dozens of protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from attending the session
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia confirms no change in Israel travel rules

  • Foreign minister says Israeli passport holders are still unable to visit the the Kingdom
By Arab News ·

Turkish earthquake triggers many unanswered questions

  • Special taxes following the 1999 earthquake became a permanent tax in 2004
By Arab News ·

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Yemen’s Marib province safe from Houthis, says governor

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

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Iraqi PM promises to boost protection for US embassy

By Reuters ·

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Curtains close on Jaipur Literature Festival

  • This year’s themes were current trends in politics, wider society, the economy, art, and literature
By Sanjay Kumar ·

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Taliban claim responsibility for downing US plane in Afghanistan

By Sayed Salahuddin - Naimat Khan ·

Underwater bombs damage Syria’s offshore oil facilities

  • Syria's oil minister said the bombs were planted by divers in the facility used to pump oil to the coast
  • No one claimed responsibility for the attack, the third to target Syria’s oil and gas industry in less than a year
By AP ·

Saudi pro golfer takes cue from Tiger to hold nerve for big tournament

  • Othman Almulla says ‘I have to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, and I’m ready for that’
By Arab News ·

Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks

  • The attacks involve intercepting Internet traffic to victim websites
  • Intelligence suggests the attacks bear the hallmarks of Turkish interests
By Reuters ·