Doctors drain fluids from Thai king’s brain

  • BANGKOK: Doctors in Thailand have operated on 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, to remove excess fluid that was putting pressure on his brain and spinal cord.The doctors used a tube previously placed in the king’s abdomen to drain the fluids in a 75-minute...
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Don’t sacrifice Lebanon in pursuit of nuclear deal with Iran, analysts caution

  • A panel of experts warned on Wednesday that Lebanon was facing a growing economic crisis that stemmed from government corruption and that demanded immediate attention from the international community, led by the US. American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL) president, Ed Gabriel, and Lebanese ana...
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Dubai customs officials uncover 3.7kg drug haul hidden in car parts

  • DUBAI: Inspectors at Dubai International Airport have seized 3.7kg of marijuana that were found hidden inside air filters used for an engine, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Dubai Customs officers made the discovery after an x-ray of a passenger’s items revealed an “abnormal density,” th...
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EAD highlights Abu Dhabi Marine biodiversity conservation and rehabilitation efforts

  • ABU DHABI: The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi has led a high-profile tour of the National Aquarium to commemorate Shark Week, which runs from July 24-31, Emirates News Agency reported.  The tour was attended by Minister of Climate Change and the Environment Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri an...
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Egypt court convicts 43 nonprofit workers

  • CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted 43 nonprofit workers, including at least 16 Americans, of illegally using foreign funds to foment unrest in the country, sentencing them to up to five years in jail.Most of the Americans had left the country. They include Sam LaHood, son of the US...
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Ex-Marine convicted in killing of 'American Sniper' author, friend

  • STEPHENVILLE, Texas: A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane.The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because...
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Expats banned from morning treatment at Kuwait hospitals

  • KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait is to bar foreigners from attending public hospitals in the mornings, local media reported on Thursday, in a decision activists labelled as “racist.”...
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Experts discover ‘cavities’ in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

  • CAIRO: Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown “cavities,” scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said on Saturday.On Thursday, the antiquities ministry cautiously announced finding “two anomalies” in the pyramid built 4,500 years ago under King...
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Experts warn that Iran could answer US sanctions with cyber attacks

  • WASHINGTON: The US is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclea...
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Explosion hits Israeli-owned ship in Mideast- AP

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, renewing concerns about ship security in the region amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran. The crew and vessel were safe, according to the United Kingdom Maritime ...
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