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48 min ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministers

When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke.

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4 hrs ago | Egypt Today

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A group of Egyptians have hit the road to uncover Egypt's rich and diverse cuisine, documenting the people, traditions, challenges and issues they see along the way. With plans to pitch their flagship travel-adventure-food series to major TV networks, Ma7sool Productions aims to showcase what the country hardly knew it had.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Rediff.com

Fare wars: It's the best time to fly abroad

While Tigerair announced a special one-way base fare of Rs 10 only to Singapore for Indian passengers to commemorate completion of decade-long operations, Qatar Airways launched a global promotional offer of up to 25 per cent savings on its tickets to over 140 destinations across the world. Tigerair's Rs 10 one-way fare offer to Singapore would be applicable only on round trip tickets from India, under which the fare could be as low as Rs 7,499 including taxes, the airline said in a statement.

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Jerusalem Post

Israel's first English travel-planning app launched for holidays

As the High Holidays quickly approach, the Transportation Ministry and Jerusalem Municipality launched an unprecedented English travelling app for smart phones on Monday to help the thousands of visitors expected navigate the capital's streets and public transportation system. While a Hebrew version of the app was supplied by the Transportation Ministry three years ago, its English counterpart is a first for the country.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would convene the council on Friday to show international support for the new Iraqi government and encourage it to be inclusive while supporting its efforts to combat the Islamic State group.

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The Times of Israel

New Israeli ambassador in Cairo meets President Sissi

Israel's new ambassador to Egypt, Haim Koren, presents his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Ssisi in Cairo, September 14, 2014 Israel's new ambassador to Egypt, Haim Koren, on Sunday presented his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at his palace in Cairo, allowing Koren to officially contact Egyptian government officials in his capacity as Israel's diplomatic representative. Koren, whose appointment was approved by the cabinet in December, has been stationed in Egypt since May 11. He stayed in Cairo during most of the 50 days of fighting during this summer's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

This undated file image posted on Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa. Secretary of State John Kerry is to travel to the Middle East this week, with stops in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to try to line up support for a coalition to take on the extremist Islamic State group.

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Al Bawaba

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Peninsula

Interactive digital directories installed at City Center

Doha: JCDecaux SA , the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced yesterday that, following the award of the exclusive advertising concession at City Center mall, one of the most frequented shopping malls in Qatar, q.media Decaux has successfully completed the installation of new interactive digital directories in the mall. First-of-their-kind in a premier shopping mall in the country, the eight directories have been specifically designed for City Center and aim at enhancing the shopping experience of more than 15 million people visiting the mall every year.

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The Peninsula

Qatari Diar offers luxury project in Turkey

DOHA: Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company yesterday said it is embarking on a brand-new seaside residential project in Istanbul, Turkey. The Sea Pearl Ataky development is steeped in luxury and innovation.

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Payvand News of Iran

Largest German university delegation visits Iran

The largest German university scientific delegation is visiting Iran to discuss mutual cooperation with Iranian universities, said Iranian Deputy Minister of Science for International Affairs Hossein Amoli. During the meeting, Caretaker of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad-Ali Najafi and President of the German Academic Exchange Service, Prof.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Police close in on Leighton bribery allegations

Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.

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Ma'an News Agency

High-ranking Kuwaiti official visits Palestine for 1st time since 1967

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Times of Oman

Oman cuisine: Asiana brings the taste of India and China to The Cave in Muscat

Asiana's food has been described as 'home cooking in a fine dining experience'. -Photos - Venecio Datan/Times of Oman Muscat: Asiana, a restaurant that opened most recently at The Cave, offers customers the spicy cuisines of India and China.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Times of Oman

Envoy Speak: Royal leadership cements Oman, Thai ties

Muscat: All Omanis and Muslims passed the month of July this year with joy after the celebration of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. I spent my good time in the Sultanate this year and recalled that July this year marked the 34th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Thailand, which dates back to July 30, 1980.

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Breitbart.com

Pilgrims Encouraged to Visit Holy Land, Despite Violence

The Catholic Episcopal commission of Pilgrimage in Jerusalem has released a statement inviting prospective pilgrims to visit the Holy Land and reassuring them that it is safe to do so. The statement, issued on September 10, underscores the safety of the country and the spiritual benefits received by the faithful during such a pilgrimage.

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The Times of Israel

Oases of calm amid the chaos of Jerusalem's Old City

Ever notice how exhausted you can get after even a short visit to the Old City? Yet the entire area within the walls is only one square kilometer in size. Perhaps what wears out visitors is the congestion: the Old City's historic sites, markets, shops, and residential homes are packed as closely together as sardines in a tin can.

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The Daily Star

Surrogacy not an option in Lebanon

BEIRUT: While reproductive technologies are becoming increasingly popular in Lebanon, couples seeking surrogacy arrangements are being forced to look abroad due to religious and legislative barriers, doctors say. Lebanese couples with trouble conceiving a child can visit a range of fertility clinics across the country, including many that specialize in once controversial in vitro fertilization .

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy...

In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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The Independent

Istanbul travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

This city of two cultures is alive with variety, and autumn is the season to see it, writes Sarah Khan Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Given its perch at the brink of two continents and its provenance as the treasured capital of two empires, Istanbul seems perpetually at a crossroads.

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