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48 min ago | 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.


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

2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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

15 hrs ago | 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.


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

19 hrs ago | 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.


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

21 hrs ago | 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.


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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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.


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


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.


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

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.


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

A sad trip to Israel

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


Related Topix: Travel, Israel Travel

David Azrieli, Canadian billionaire and real estate tycoon, dies at age 92

Ranked the ninth-richest Canadian by Forbes last year, David Azrielli stepped down early this month as chairman of his Tel Aviv-based Azrieli Group Ltd. "due to the deterioration in his health."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Montreal, Canada Travel

South Wales Argus

First person feature Edward Hayes of Beechwood, Newport

The Newport gardener, Eddie Hayes, who recently found fame through a 26ft flower tower in his garden, speaks to Laura Lea about a whole life of innovative projects and a do-it-yourself attitude.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Travel, Iraq, World News, Iraq Travel, Middle East, Home Listing

The Daily Star

France reiterates support for Lebanon security

The main fountain at the Baabda Palace was turned off after Michel Sleiman left, signaling that the residence place of the Lebanese president is temporarily empty.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Beirut, Lebanon Travel


Dubai Plans To Build Biggest Mall On The Planet

Dubai, home to the world's tallest building, has another major architectural plan in the works: the world's biggest mall.


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

Times of Oman

Al Raffah doctors perform another landmark surgery

Sohar: Some health problems are not easy to diagnose unless handled by capable and experienced doctors.


Related Topix: Medicine, Travel, Oman Travel

The Daily Beast

Inside Hezbollah's Hash PlantationsBy Alberto Mucci

As you drive along the provincial roads of the Bekaa Valley, a region that stretches for about 75 miles from Mount Lebanon to the mountains next to the Syrian border, it's not uncommon to come across marijuana plantations extending almost as far as the eye can see.


Related Topix: Marijuana, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanon, IN, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Syria, Drugs

3 Entrepreneurs Capitalizing on the World's Fastest-Growing E-Commerce Market

ShopGo's offices look like those of a tech startup's anywhere in the world: Young men in slouchy shirts hover over computers, ear buds inserted.


Related Topix: Headphones, Travel, Middle East, Israel Travel, Israel Travel, Jordan, NY, Iraq Travel

Al Bawaba

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Sharjah Islamic Bank is continuing to distribute Iftar meal packages at its annual Iftar tent located on King Faisal Mosque Square in Sharjah.


Related Topix: Travel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Jerusalem Post

An unfolding of beauty

Edo, which was what the city of Tokyo was called prior to 1868, is a place in time possessed with almost mythical connotations for lovers and adherents of Japanese art.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, Israel, World News, Middle East, Israel Travel, Painting, Arts