A top-notch hospital in Doha is busy: Only falcons allowed

  • DOHA: At first glance, the Souq Waqif clinic in the historic center of Doha, the capital of Qatar, could be any other state-of-the-art hospital. Nurses in blue scrubs move briskly through the bright wards, conducting rounds. Radiology and operating rooms whir with the beeps and blinks of...
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Children at risk as “button” battery use grows-study

  • Children face a growing risk from “button” batteries, according to a US study showing a near doubling of emergency room visits in the past two decades as the objects can cause electrical or chemical burns if swallowed.Most of those emergency room trips are due to coin-shaped batteries that have...
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Israeli billionaire’s company faces money woes

  • JERUSALEM: One of Israel’s wealthiest businessmen may quickly be going from riches to rags, and experts warn he could drag Israel’s economy down with him....
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Gulf force begins war games in Kuwait

  • KUWAIT CITY: Joint Gulf force the Peninsula Shield began a 17-day exercise in Kuwait on Sunday as officials said the war games were not related to unrest in the region....
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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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Turkey builds wall at Syria border crossing after bombs

  • ANKARA: Turkey is constructing 2.5-km-long twin walls at a border crossing with Syria to increase security at the frontier following three deadly bombings this year.The concrete walls will be built on either side of the road leading from the Turkish side of the crossing at Cilvegozu to the Syrian...
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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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Interview: Israel’s Danny Danon positive about Palestinian peace, says Biden should be tougher on Iran

  • Former Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon urged President Biden Wednesday not to appease Iran and called for tougher changes to force Iran to adhere to a new nuclear arms agreement. Danon, who is the chairman of World Likud, the political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, als...
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Expo 2020 Dubai ready for the world with star-studded launch show

  • DUBAI: After a year’s delay Expo 2020 Dubai finally opens its doors tonight with a star-studded ceremony held before an audience of 3,000 people. The opening ceremony will feature top acts including world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli; Grammy-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning actress, singer and ...
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Syrian refugees forgotten as attention shifts to new conflicts, expert says

  • CHICAGO: More than a decade after being forced to flee their homes to escape the civil war, Syrian refugees face increasingly “dire” circumstances as international attention shifts toward more recent conflicts in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine, according to a top official from one of th...
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