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1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: Travel, Syria Travel, US Politics, US News

2 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Travel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel

7 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Israel, Europe, World News, Middle East, Germany, Travel, Israel Travel, Tel Aviv, Israel Travel

12 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, Oman Travel, Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330

13 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Travel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel

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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Related Topix: Travel, Oman, World News, Middle East, Oman Travel, Dining, Life, Food

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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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Montclair State University, Rutgers University

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

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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Related Topix: Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Asia Travel, Iran Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Europe Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel

AME Info

Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island earns 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Purpose: The Resident Engineer is responsible for the activities and efficiency of his staff for the satisfactory persecution of the work under his supervision.

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Related Topix: Travel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates Travel

AME Info

IEC to unveil 18th edition of SGI Dubai in January 2015

International Expo Consults , part of Falak Holding stated that the company will unveil the all-new 18th edition of SGI Dubai in January 2015.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Times of Oman

Omani students all set for overseas tour

The Ministry of Higher Education organised orientation programmes for the students who would be heading to Australia, US, UK and India for studies.

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Mashable

Islamic State Radicals Capture Airbase, Possibly Fighter Jets

Militants from the Islamic State overran a key government military base in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday, taking control of an airfield and possibly missiles and fighter jets, though it's unlikely those jets can fly.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, US Military, US Air Force

Times of Oman

Indian defence team in Oman

Muscat: Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali Al Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman , received in his office at Mu'askar Al Murtafa' on Monday a delegation from the National Defence College of the Republic of India led by Maj.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Travel, Oman, Middle East, Oman Travel

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel cuts rates to historic low on Gaza war fears

Fears that weeks of fighting with Hamas will harm an Israeli economy already hurt by a global slowdown led the Bank of Israel to reduce interest rates for a second month in a row on Monday.

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AME Info

flydubai's hiring in Lebanon

A leading airline required cabin crew staff, Air hostess are responsible to make aware the passengers about the safety rules and regulation.

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WGBH

Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

Istanbul makes an exotic first impression: Boat traffic on the Bosphorus Strait sends waves brushing up against the shores of both Europe and Asia as enormous mosques and monuments from previous empires stand guard.

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Related Topix: Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel

Your Leek Paper

Sunset over the Nile at Asyut.

With just three weeks to go before the 32-year-old former paratrooper completes his mammoth journey to walk the 4,250 miles of the River Nile, from its source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt, Captain Levison Wood is now heading towards the capital city of Cairo.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Travel, Egypt Travel, Luxor, Egypt Travel

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News

Dempsey: We Will Act If Islamic Group Threatens US

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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

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