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Tunisian model Ameni Esseibi shows off sleek style at Paris Fashion Week 

  • DUBAI: Tunisian model Ameni Esseibi made her international runway debut this week by walking for French label Victor Weinsanto at Paris Fashion Week.  “Mama, I made it to Paris Fashion week,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of herself on the runway. “This is just the beginning....
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Iraq: 4 officers wounded in Baghdad Green Zone rocket fire

  • BAGHDAD : Four Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone government area Wednesday, wounding four security officers, Iraqi state news reported. The rockets landed as parliament voted to keep Speaker Mohammed Halbousi on the job, rejecting his resignation request. Halbou...
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Iranian oil workers: End government crackdown or we go on strike

  • DUBAI: Iranian oil workers have threatened to go on strike if the government crackdown against protesters continued, a move that could cripple the country’s economy dependent on hydrocarbon revenues. “We support the people’s struggles against organized and everyday violence against women and ...
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Third Jordan-Gulf Economic Forum begins in Amman

  • AMMAN: The third session of the Jordan-Gulf Cooperation Council Economic Forum began in Amman on Tuesday. It brings together officials and business representatives from Jordan and GCC member states to discuss opportunities for the expansion and development of economic relations, the Jordan News...
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UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan

  • UNITED NATIONS: A senior UN official warned Tuesday of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don’t respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society, saying their crackdown on the rights of girls and women signals indifference to over 50 percent ...
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UN says committed to Ukraine ‘integrity’ within ‘recognized’ borders

  • UNITED NATIONS, US: The UN reaffirmed its commitment to Ukraine’s “territorial integrity” on Tuesday, as pro-Moscow authorities in several parts of the war-torn nation claimed victory in annexation votes condemned internationally as a sham. “The United Nations remains fully committed to the so...
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Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is dead but his poison lives on

  • JEDDAH: Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who died on Monday at the age of 96, has left behind a poisonous legacy of hatred and Islamic supremacy. Al-Qaradawi was formally the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a position he he...
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The need for a balanced approach to e-cigarette taxation

  • Since 2010, decision-makers and health authorities in Saudi Arabia have been stepping up their efforts to protect public health from the dangers of smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. In the last few years, the government has increased taxes on cigarettes, banned smoking in many public places a...
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Russia’s nuclear threat and the future of Gulf nonproliferation

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin last week warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia was threatened, he would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” That was interpreted as implicitly referring to nuclear weapons. This is not ...
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Yemeni forces drive Al-Qaeda from stronghold after bitter fighting

  • AL-MUKALLA: Yemeni forces say they have driven Al-Qaeda out of a key stronghold in the south of the country, after fierce fighting in which 32 soldiers and at least 24 militants were killed. Mohammed Al-Naqeeb, a spokesman for the pro-independence Southern Transitional Council, which commands...
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