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Afghans, Pakistanis weave a livelihood on Emirati coast

  • KALBA, UAE: Far from his home in Afghanistan, Nour rises each morning before the sun's rays touch the coastal Emirati town of Kalba for a new day weaving fishing cages. The 50-year-old takes his place alongside fellow labourers, praying toward the holy city of Mecca. Then he sips on his f...
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Africa Cup of Nations has persevered despite twin risks of infection and injury

  • The Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals have come and gone. A Mohamed Salah-inspired Egypt will now face hosts Cameroon while Senegal will take on Burkina Faso in the other semifinal. Only four matches remain, including the final on Feb. 6. And while the tournament has recovered from a slow s...
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After 50-year hunt, science discovers pentaquarks

  • GENEVA: from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles such as protons...
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After video of book-ripping goes viral, expert calls for reform in Saudi education system

  • JEDDAH: It has become something of a ritual. The last day of school and the accompanying relief that there is no more studying or lugging 20 kilos of books around means that some students abandon all propriety and rip apart their textbooks. Recently, primary school students in Tabuk were caugh...
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After year of political deadlock, financial woes, what next for Lebanon?

  • BEIRUT: Over the course of 2018, Saudi Arabia opened cinemas for the first time in 35 years, Apple Inc. reached $1 trillion on the stock market, and the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.  Lebanon, on the other hand, continues to stumble around after a year that started out hop...
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Ahed Tamimi fuels the Palestinian revolution

  • On Dec. 15, Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Fadel Tamimi in the face at close range during protests in Nabi Saleh, a small village of about 600 people some 20 miles north of occupied Jerusalem. He was part of a non-violent protest by dozens of Palestinians against the...
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Ahmad Al-Ghanim: Pop culture reinterpreted

  • Blend creativity with an “East meets West” perspective, as well as pride in tradition and culture, and you come across the unique world of Kuwaiti artist Ahmad Al-Ghanim. Born and raised in what he calls “my beautiful” Kuwait, he explains that, “since childhood I always expressed myself in any...
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Ahmed Mater: ‘It’s important to keep our identity as we reach out globally’

  • LONDON: Thanks to his dual roles as both artist and doctor, Ahmed Mater has spent a large part of his life contemplating the human condition in all its manifestations from the purely physical to the deeply creative. “It is very important to include the soul of humanity as part of our daily life...
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Airports make for easy targets

  • For reasons that defy logic, Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack and fail-safe is not a viable option. At Ataturk, security is usually high but the weak underbelly lies in vehicular...
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Al-Ahsa airport receives first Qatar flight

  • The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has taken steps to reconstruct the Al-Ahsa International Airport terminal to accommodate the growing number of domestic and international passengers, said Khalid Al-Khaibari, GACA spokesperson.The airport recently received the first flight of Qatar...
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