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The Frenchman spent six successful seasons at the Etihad Stadium, having previously spent time with Arsenal and Marseille (Photo: Twitter)
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The Frenchman spent six successful seasons at the Etihad Stadium, having previously spent time with Arsenal and Marseille
Hector Cuper
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Egypt's national team coach Hector Cuper will remain in his job until the end of his contract, despite a recent loss against Tunisia, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) member Khaled Latif announced on Monday.
A debate on secularism is raging in the Arab world after the hashtag “the people are ready for secularism” was launched (Wikimedia Commons)
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A debate on secularism is raging in the Arab world after the hashtag “the people are ready for secularism” was launched.
Daesh fighters are flocking to Morocco and Tunisia
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Over 1,000 terrorists entered Morocco and Tunisia after fleeing the battlefields of ISIL terrorist groups now crumbling in Iraq and Syria.
There are currently between 700,000 and 1 million migrants in Libya. (File/Photo)
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The German Foreign Ministry is currently pushing for the Libyan Government to allow NGOs to work in its waters.
A Saudi couple. (File/Photo)
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The latest in the long saga of trivial cases of divorce in Saudi Arabia.
Say hello to the new Nokia 8! (Photo by Amboy Manalo)
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Say hello to the new Nokia 8!
Email etiquette can make or break your reputation. (File photo)
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The Bayt.com career experts have compiled a list of tips to serve as your guide to professional email etiquette.
Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes is increased by just $1. (File photo)
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Raising cigarette prices may be a better strategy for encouraging smoking cessation across all ages.
Mobile wallets can access your bank account when requested. (Shutterstock)
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Some pointers to help you understand the way mobile wallets work in the Middle East.
Egypt has struggled economically under the current regime
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Shell is considering buying gas from the Israeli Leviathan field in the Mediterranean for sale in the Egyptian market, according to media reports.
Al Thumama Stadium (Photo: FIFA)
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Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors.
Khalifa Haftar. (File/Photo)
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A human rights activist in Libya has filed a complaint with the ICC accusing General Haftar of war crimes.
Khaled Bosakhar. (Facebook)
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Khaled Bosakhar has gone in to treat his catheterization. See the photo inside!
Photo: FIBA Asia Cup 2017
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The Iranian men’s national basketball team has placed second at the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) Asia Cup in Lebanon, and clinched the vice champion title.
The Iranian regime takes a hardline against dissent
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Mohammad Khatami asks Supreme Leader to intervene in the case of two reformist politicians who have been under house arrest for six years.
 After Los Blancos started their La Liga title defence with a win, the coach said he was happy with his roster as is
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After Los Blancos started their La Liga title defence with a win, the coach said he was happy with his roster as is
Bloom Towers. (Courtesy of Bloom Holding)
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Bloom Holding is working on plans to expand overseas.
Instead of criticizing media outlets themselves, perhaps a better hashtag would be #el-Sisi’s_Media_Crackdown_is_Shameful (AFP)
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Instead of criticizing media outlets themselves, perhaps a better hashtag would be #el-Sisi’s_Media_Crackdown_is_Shameful .
Saudi claimed that Qatar was not allowing flights to land carrying Hajj pilgrims. (AFP/File)
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Saudi claimed that Qatar was not allowing flights to land carrying Hajj pilgrims.
Their journey took them through the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt. (Twitter)
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Eight British men arrive in Saudi Arabia after cycling 3,000 miles from the UK to reach the Hejaz for the annual Hajj holy season.
La Perle by Dragone. (Facebook)
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Designed by Italian mastermind Franco Dargone, La Perle promises to be a treat Emiratis will never forget.
The legendary US military general is set to meet with Erdogan later this week.
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The legendary US military general is set to meet with Erdogan later this week.
French forensic police search the site following a car crash on August 21, 2017, in the southern Mediterranean city of Marseille (AFP)
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It is still not clear if it is an accident or a deliberate attack.
The Al Thumama Stadium is set for completion in 2020 and will seat 40,000 spectators. (Photo supplied)
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Qatar has revealed the design of Al Thumama Stadium, the sixth 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.
George and Amal go for a bite. (MEGA)
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Superstar couple George and Amal Clooney had a sweet lunch in Italy without the twins, who were nowhere to be seen.
The “land bridge” idea is now widely accepted with articles in most major Western newspapers on this issue | Shutterstock.
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Over the last several months the notion that Iran is trying to construct a land bridge or corridor of power from Tehran, via Baghdad and Damascus, to Beirut, has gained traction.
“I’ve never been in a room with so many people sentenced to death.” (AFP/File)
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“I’ve never been in a room with so many people sentenced to death.”
All contractors working on public sector projects will be exempt from expatriate workers’ tax. (File photo)
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All contractors working on public sector projects that began before the decision was issued in December 2016 will be exempt from expatriate workers’ tax.
From Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," a famous Renaissance painting. (Wikimedia Commons)
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In Cosenza, Italy, a fire took three people's lives and burned priceless, Renaissance-era manuscripts.
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" poster. (Lionsgate Films)
09:30 GMT
The Samuel L. Jackson - Ryan Reynolds action comedy is the no. 1 film at the US box office, beating-out "Anabelle: Creation."
"The purpose of the line is to de-conflict and enable counter-Da'esh operations by all parties," Pahon said in a statement. (AFP)
09:21 GMT
The purpose of the line is to allow counter IS operations by all parties in the country.
HM King Abdullah II affirmed Jordan's support for a political solution in Libya to unite rival factions. (Photo: The Royal Court)
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HM King Abdullah II affirmed Jordan's support for a political solution in Libya to unite rival factions.
Libyan forces. (AFP)
08:49 GMT
Industry sources say Shell shipped its first load of crude oil from Libya in over five years.
The difficulty of drawing a matching second eye. (Twitter / art_dose)
08:21 GMT
Who said Arab art was dying? These beautiful pieces by some fantastic, unknown Arab artists will make your morning.
Producer Joel Silver. (UPI / Phil McCarten)
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Joel Silver, who has produced films like "Lethal Weapon" and "The Matrix," has been sued over over his assistant Carmel Musgrove, who was 25 when she died.

August 20, 2017

Napoli's Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match Hellas Verona vs Napoli at the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 19, 2017.
MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP
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Napoli's Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match Hellas Verona vs Napoli at the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 19, 2017. MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP
Samir Nasri (Photo: @102greatgoals)
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@102greatgoals: Manchester City midfielder set for surprise Turkey switch http://www.101greatgoals.com/news/manchester-city-midfielder-set-surprise-turkey-switch/ …
Al Ain superstar Omar Abdulrahman
20:10 GMT
A high-octane encounter is on cards when hosts Al Ain take on Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League quarter-final, first leg, at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Monday. The action kicks-off at 7.50pm.
From "The Nutty Professor." (Paramount Pictures)
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The talent behind films like "The Nutty Professor" and the unfortunate "The Day the Clown Cried" has passed away. He was 91.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council logo
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Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals
Saudi riyals. (File photo)
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Well, it all depends on the exchanged currency.
The extremist group are surrounded by Iraqi forces and facing bombardment from the sky. (AFP/File)
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The extremist group are surrounded by Iraqi forces and facing bombardment from the sky.
A man displays a candle to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on Las Ramblas boulevard (AFP)
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Police in Spain have been searching the home of a missing imam who is believed to have been the ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out fatal vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils.
From the "Zivar" collection. (Facebook)
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Dubai will get to know the elegant designs of am:pm this September 8th and 9th. Get the details here.
Trump said he's directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to decide whether to split the unit, known as Cybercom, from the NSA | AFP.
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Trump said he's directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to decide whether to split the unit, known as Cybercom, from the NSA.
More than half of UAE employees said they have worked during their vacations. (File photo)
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More than half of UAE employees take work home and their reasons are not what you think.
Salute to the victims of Barcelona by Lebanon's Armed Forces (LAF)
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Lebanese army soldiers were pictured raising the Spanish flag on a recaptured militant position, in solidarity with the country following an IS-claimed terror attack in Barcelona.
Andrew Scott. (Christine Chew / UPI)
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Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty on BBC's "Sherlock," will play Hamlet on TV.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) delivers a speach to the parliament in Tehran on August 20, 2017, as Iran's parliament prepares to vote on the president's cabinet.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the top foreign policy priority for his new government is to protect the nuclear deal from being dismantled by the US.
An Iraqi soldier celebrates victory over Daesh in Mosul last month (AFP)
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Think Iraq and you may well think Daesh, suicide bombings, war upon war, destruction or even Saddam Hussein. But in spite of their suffering, young Iraqis are still looking to the future of their troubled nation.
The training will be based on Disney's best practices in customer service. (File photo)
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Dubai is organizing the trip to 'happiness' for various government entities.
Such scandal. (Instagram / singeramar)
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You got a problem with Amar wearing swimsuits? Amar doesn't care.
The company now owns and manages a fleet of approximately 400 aircraft with a value of over US$14 billion. (Pixabay)
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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, has today completed its acquisition of the AWAS group of companies.
Dogan Akhanli had been arrested on Ankara's request. (AFP/File)
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Dogan Akhanli had been arrested on Ankara's request.
The 17 year old was killed at a checkpoint in Nablus. (AFP/File Photo)
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The 17 year old was killed at a checkpoint in Nablus.
The Port fo Beirut website Friday appears to have been hacked by a group calling themselves the “Saudi Electronic Army”.
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The Port of Beirut’s website was hacked Friday by a group calling themselves the Saudi Electronic Army.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States. The eclipse will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse. (File photo)
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It’s going to be pretty difficult to get people to keep working when the solar eclipse is happening!
Smoke billows in the Jurud Al Qaa mountainous border area in the western Qalamoun, on Saturday during an offensive by Syrian pro-government forces against Daesh group fighters (AFP photo)
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Syria's army and its allies have encircled a Daesh terror group pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hizbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.
Dubai police. (Frankris / Shutterstock.com)
11:49 GMT
The country has rejected other, similar video games, stating they would "corrupt" young people's minds.
Spain's King Felipe VI (CL) and Spain's Queen Letizia (CR) pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas boulevard, in Barcelona on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100
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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a van rammed into a crowd on a busy tourist street in the Spanish city, killing 13 and injuring over 100.
Pilgrims walk near the construction crane which crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on September 11, 2015, killing more than 100 and injuring over 200 others. (AFP)
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The construction work is set to resume after the annual Haj season.
Muslim scholars in Tunisia have blasted a “gender-equality” initiative proposed by President Beji Caid Essebsi (Flickr)
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Muslim scholars in Tunisia have blasted a “gender-equality” initiative proposed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, saying that proposed legal changes included in the initiative -- especially those pertaining to inheritance -- contravene Islamic Law.
From "Mosul." (FRONTLINE PBS)
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The documentary "Mosul" looks to be a real white-knuckle experience: the story of four Iraqi soldiers fighting Daesh in the ruins of a city.
The latest spat between Ankara and Berlin risks propelling a months-long crisis in ties between the two NATO allies to a new level ahead of Germany's Sept. 24 general election (Tobias Schwarz/AFP)
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The latest spat between Ankara and Berlin risks propelling a months-long crisis in ties between the two NATO allies to a new level ahead of Germany's Sept. 24 general election.
No instructions to stop dealing in Qatari Riyal, says Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
10:32 GMT
Saudi Arabia denies ban on Qatari riyal dealings.
Iraqi forces launched a military operation on Sunday to capture the northwestern city of Tal Afar from Daesh (AFP)
09:36 GMT
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said "Daesh militants have no choice but to either surrender or die".
Jannat is a bride! (Instagram / Jannat)
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Moroccan singer Jannat has begun teasing fans with details of her wedding to Egyptian lawyer Mohammed Nu'man.
Annabelle reacts to the verdict. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
08:38 GMT
Lebanon has decided to ban the film "Annabelle: Creation," but it wasn't about how lazy the movie is.
Photo: FIBA Asia Cup 2017 official website
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Iran edged Korea 87-81 to join Australia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Final on Sunday. Korea ultimately ran of steam, having recovered from a 21-point deficit in the first half to make a game of it down the stretch.
Buoyed by the response of their inaugural cat-yoga session on July 22, the shelter has decided to hold monthly classes
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Ras Al Khaimah Animal Centre gets humans and felines to zen together in new fitness classes
Noticing weight gain can motivate adults to adopt lifestyle changes, helping them to avoid an expanding waistline.
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Attention people! Here's another reason for you to lose weight even faster: Weighing yourself everyday may help you to shed those extra pounds, suggests a study.

August 19, 2017

Khalifa International Stadium
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The ongoing Gulf crisis has had little impact on the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi has said.
Al Ain team
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‘The friendly matches were ideal for preparation but the actual contest will be way different’
Madonna. (John Angelillo / UPI)
18:30 GMT
The international superstar celebrated her birthday in Italy.
Barcelona team
18:17 GMT
Barcelona players will kick-off their La Liga campaign this weekend by paying tribute to the victims of a terror attack in the Catalan city on Thursday.
Paulo Autuori
18:12 GMT
Twice Copa Libertadores winner Paulo Autuori is close to taking over at Cairo giants Zamalek, Egyptian reports said on Friday.
From "Jagga Jsoos." (UTV Motion Pictures)
17:48 GMT
Bollywood films are greatly under-performing, putting Bollywood itself at risk.
The face of a billion dollars. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
17:19 GMT
"The Conjuring" franchise continues unabated to the top of the box office.
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, fire mortar shells during clashes with militants in Benghazi's central Akhribish district on July 19, 2017 (AFP)
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Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) has detained senior LNA commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli, suspected of executing dozens of prisoners in the war-torn city of Benghazi.
Demonstration for media freedom in Berlin (Wikimedia Commons)
11:35 GMT
The media watchdog had described Egypt as "one of the world's biggest prisons for journalists".
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (AFP)
10:48 GMT
Saudis are being encouraged to dob in their Qatar-sympathizing countrymen via a Twitter hashtag.
The Lebanese army announced on Saturday the start of an offensive against Daesh close to the Syrian border. (AFP)
09:50 GMT
The Syrian army and Hizballah are also preparing for a simultaneous attack on IS on the Syrian side of the border.
Known for his Islamophobic views, Trump adviser Steve Bannon was sacked on Friday (AFP)
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Bannon was widely cited as the chief architect of the "Muslim Ban" early in the Trump administration, and long known for arguing the US and Europe is in a civilisational conflict with the Muslim world.
Director Roman Polanski. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)
07:59 GMT
The director of films like "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" will still face trial, a judge has ruled, for raping a 13 year old.
“Attacks carried out by air caused over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 killed and 333 injured" (file photo)
07:47 GMT
The report claims 51 per cent of all child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year were the result of military operations by the coalition, describing the death toll as “unacceptably high”.

August 18, 2017

Like "The Flintstones," but in space. (MGM)
19:07 GMT
"The Jetsons" is coming back to TV, with "Forrest Gump" director Robert Zemeckis executive producing.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun
16:44 GMT
President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, stressed Lebanon's readiness to host any international or regional sports tournaments...
Prince Feisal (Photo: alghad.jo)
16:31 GMT
The General Assembly for the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has elected HRH Prince Feisal to serve another four-year term as its president, following an election held at Al Hussein Youth City, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service announced on Wednesday.
Camp Nou will pause before Sunday's game against Real Betis to honor those who lost their lives in the La Rambla terror attack
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Camp Nou will pause before Sunday's game against Real Betis to honor those who lost their lives in the La Rambla terror attack
The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a popular site for many Muslims
14:38 GMT
“I’ve never been in a room with so many people sentenced to death.” These were the words of one of the delegates at the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression which hosted the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history.
"I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the terrible attack in our beloved Barcelona, in addition to totally rejecting any act of violence," Messi wrote on Instagram.
14:37 GMT
Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead.
Hamas will receive $15million from the UAE each month
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The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan.
The Turkish president has launched a crackdown on journalists
13:31 GMT
Turkey places nine more journalists under arrest on suspicion of links to Gulen, the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, in the latest series of measures against media workers.
Donald Trump is the current commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military
13:10 GMT
U.S. forces have no plans to leave Northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS and instead plans to stay in the region for decades to come, it has emerged.
Actress Fadwa Suleiman. (Wikimedia Commons)
11:51 GMT
Fadwa Suleiman was an accomplished actress. But she was also a very brave woman who said no to injustice.
Kim Kardashian with Saint West. (Instagram / kimkardashian)
08:04 GMT
Remember when Beyonce had twins? Kim Kardashian remembers.

August 17, 2017

Photo: FIBA Asia
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Iran will play South Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup Semi-Final after an 80-70 victory over Lebanon in their Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening.
Zinedine Zidane
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With a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team can achieve even more success after...