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1 hr ago | Uttoxeter Advertiser

Uttoxeter minister tells of 'significant' trip to Bethlehem

A UTTOXETER minister has just returned from the trip of a lifetime as he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Travel, Israel Travel

5 hrs ago | Egypt Today

A Holy Journey in the Holy Month

It is said in the Hadith that during Ramadan, a pilgrimage to the Kaaba is the equivalent of going on Hajj with the Prophet himself.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Travel, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Hyperallergic

The World's First Climate-Controlled City Is On the Way

Dubai is a city of superlatives, so it is no surprise that the city will be home to a new project , the Mall of the World, that is being trumpeted as both the world's largest mall and the world's first climate-controlled city.

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Related Topix: Travel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel

The San Diego Union-Tribune

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the defense ministry in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Travel, Israel Travel,

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Violence in Middle East forces travelers to change plans and stay in the Midwest

The Jewish Community Center canceled a planned trip for a group of 23 Jewish teenagers from the North Shore this week because of continued rocket attacks in Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Palestinian Territories, China,

Christian Science Monitor

Why rockets fired from Lebanon don't open a new front for Israel

A Lebanese army expert dismantles two rockets that were found ready to fire into northern Israel, in the southern Lebanese village of Al-Mari, Lebanon, Friday, July.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Explosion

The Times of Israel

In Sderot, the bomb-shelter capital of the world

Israelis run for cover as the Color Red siren sounds in Sderot, southern Israel, on the third day of Operation Protective Edge, Thursday July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Palestinian Territories, Tel Aviv, Israel Travel,

The Fresno Bee

Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest

In this June 17, 2014, photo, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths, left, a 56-year-old Briton, talks with one of his Emirati staff while he is visiting the Joint Control Room which is essentially the nerve center of operations for the airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, Oman Travel, Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel

The Wichita Eagle

Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest

In this June 17, 2014, photo, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths, left, a 56-year-old Briton, talks with one of his Emirati staff while he is visiting the Joint Control Room which is essentially the nerve center of operations for the airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel, Oman Travel, Health

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Globe and Mail

Ottawa seeks to boost ties with UAE

Foreign Minister, John Baird, was forced to mend relations with the UAE in recent years after a dispute over airline landing rights, cutting off Canadian access to a military base.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Ottawa, Canada Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Oman Travel

CNN

Introducing the world's next tallest building -- which also cleans the air

Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Travel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel,

AME Info

Etihad Airways enters Spanish market with launch of daily flights to Madrid in March 2015

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will commence daily flights to Madrid on 29 March 2015, marking its first service to Spain and its 20th destination in Europe.

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Related Topix: Spain, Travel, Europe, World News, Europe Travel, Madrid, Spain Travel, Spain Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, Oman Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Baltimore Jewish Times

Keeping Them Safe

The Iron Dome missile defense system launches an intercepting missile near the Gaza border in southern Israel on Tuesday, the first day of Operation Protective Edge.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Strategic Defense Initiative,

Reuters

Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers

The Iraqi soldier says he abandoned the army last week in despair. And while he still plans to fight he will not rejoin the unit he deserted in the western city of Ramadi.

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Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Iraq, World News

The Daily Star

Tel Aviv counts the cost of Gaza rocket attacks

Israelis take cover in an underground parking lot as an air raid siren, warning of incoming rockets, sounds in southern Tel Aviv July 10, 2014.

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National Public Radio

WHO: Basic Hygiene Can Help Prevent MERS Spread

A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

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Related Topix: World News, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Travel, Travel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Travel, Islam, Religion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Breitbart.com

Are Christians Forgotten in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land in May, he wasn't there as an emissary to the Muslims or to the Jews in the area.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Travel, Israel Travel, Religion, Orthodox Church,

Newsday

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

Syria, graced with thousands of historic sites, is seeing its cultural heritage vandalised, looted and destroyed by war - but volunteers are doing what they can to document the damage and save the country's cultural identity from obliteration.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Syria Travel, Travel, Damascus, Syria Travel, Asia Travel, Aleppo, Syria Travel

Canada.com

Pentagon says armed drones now flying over Baghdad to protect US troops and civilians

The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Travel, Iraq Travel, US Military, US Navy

Examiner.com

A sad trip to Israel

Driving to the airport on Wednesday afternoon, I was filled with sadness and incredibly broken spirits.

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Related Topix: Travel, Israel Travel

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