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13 min ago | Albany Times Union

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

In this June 6, 2014 file picture persons walk with shopping bags in Hamburg, Germany.


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4 hrs ago | Daily Times

PIA begins pre-Hajj operation : August 29, 2014,

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines' Pre-Hajj operation 2014 commenced on Thursday.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Obama now taking correct steps against Islamic State

Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.


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Navy Times

Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.


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Baltimore Jewish Times

A Lifelong Connection

Starting in just a couple of days, nearly 250 young Jewish adults from Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., will leave their American homes and hop on a plane to the Holy Land.


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Obama Goes to War

Earlier this summer, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine found himself in the Grand Foyer of the White House playing the foreign policy-hypothetical game with President Obama.


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A Fascinating Look at the 5 Tallest Buildings in the World

The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 's official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world, topping out at 452m .


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

A Stiff-Necked People

The Jewish nation is described in the Torah as being a stiff- necked people. In the context of that particular Torah discussion this description of the people of Israel is not necessarily a complimentary one.


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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.


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The Daily Star

Turkey is becoming a key player in medical tourism

File - Fahad Ali, a 27-year old medical tourist from Britain, is prepared for hair transplant at a clinic of Esteworld, an aesthetic private hospital group, in Istanbul March 30, 2013.


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The Washington Post

Video: Militants appear to fire U.S.-made M198artillery

As militants with the Islamic State have seized territory and military bases across Iraq and Syria this year, they've taken an arsenal of weapons for their use.


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Al Bawaba

CEO of the UAE's top developer, MAF Properties talks money and retail

But the company is aspiring for much more, with plans to diversify and be recognised as one of the leading property players across the MENA region within the next few years, with operations in malls, hotels, mixed-use developments and project management.


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Washington Times

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.


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Jerusalem Post

Germany gives NGO large check to help Israeli trauma victims in south

Deputy German ambassador Benedikt Haller gave NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, a check for 50,000 on Wednesday to provide assistance for residents of the south traumatized by the rocket fire from Gaza.


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The Financial Mirror

TRAVEL: Jet and Etihad reinforce commitment to growth of Indian aviation

The two airlines have been codeshare partners since 2008 and their relationship was strengthened in November 2013, after Etihad Airways received approvals to acquire a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, marking it the first investment by a foreign carrier in India's airline industry.


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Al Bawaba

Dubai retail sector to hit $41 billion by year-end

Dubai's impressive average spending power of Dh53,000 per household per year has seen the retail sector riding a wave of growth to reach record figures, a report said.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Times of Oman

Oman tourism: Discover Arabian Sea delight in lap of nature at Duqm hotel

Park Inn by Radisson will soon open a hotel and residence in Duqm featuring 74 vibrant, contemporary chalets and apartments spread over a large area.


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The Item

Many study abroad programs curtailed because of Middle East unrest

Many study abroad programs in the Middle East and other hotspots around the world have been curtailed or postponed as the number of countries on the State Department's travel warning list has grown to three dozen.


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Times of Oman

Ericsson IT experts host Omani youths

Muscat: Three talented students from Oman were hosted by Ericsson in the company's headquarters in Sweden, recently.


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Payvand News of Iran

Iran 'Provided' Weapons To Iraqi Kurdish Forces To Fight IS

The Iraqi Kurdish leader says Iran has provided weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State militants.


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