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  1. Dubai takes top slot as world's busiest international airportRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Air Transport World

    Final 2014 passenger figures released Tuesday reported that 70.4 million travelers passed through Dubai International Airport last year, up 6.1% on 2013's figure of 66.4 million. Dubai Airports chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum attributed the "historic milestone" to several decades of sustained vision and investment by Dubai's rulers to transform the emirate into a transport hub.

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  2. Oil Revenues, Economic Growth and Decreased Violence had Little Impact on Iraq's PoorRead the original story

    Wednesday | PressReleasePoint

    BAGHDAD, January 28, 2015 - In 2012, one-fifth of Iraq's population lived below the poverty line, and a significant share of the Iraqi people was vulnerable to falling into poverty, according to a new World Bank Group report. Although the country experienced high economic growth, averaging seven percent annually between 2008 and 2012, poverty fell by only 4 percentage points during this time, and the richer segments of the population reaped more of the benefits Iraq has been a nexus of conflict and fragility for decades, and faces yet another crisis today, which will have important implications for the welfare of its people.

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  3. Michelle Obama goes without a headscarf in Saudi Arabia. Big deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Christian Science Monitor

    Tuesday, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stepped off Air Force One at the VIP airport terminal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , to meet with new King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. They met the king and other regional officials to pay their respects following the passing of King Abdullah .

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  4. Ben-Ari Says Unity With Yishai By 6 TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    A last gasp meeting between Yachad - Ha'am Itanu's rabbinical counsel apparently bore fruit, as Eli Yishai's party and Dr. Michael Ben-Ari's Otzma Yehudit party reportedly are to sign on an agreement by 6 p.m. on Wednesday - or else decide to run separately once and for all. Ben-Ari wrote on Facebook "with G-d's help the contacts are advancing towards signing with Eli Yishai.

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  5. Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 photo, tourists visit the Mamulk-era Great Mosque, during a day trip in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic - visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon.

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  6. 62% of Religious Zionists Say Jewish Majority More Important Than Ruling West BankRead the original story

    Wednesday | Forward

    According to a survey of religious Zionists conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute think tank, 62 percent believe maintaining Israel's Jewish majority is more important than controlling the "entire Land of Israel from the Jordan to the Mediterranean." But 40 percent of respondents support Israeli soldiers refusing to carry out orders to evacuate West Bank settlements.

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  7. U.S. Looks to Fortify Embassy in BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Weekly Standard

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    Wednesday | Egypt Today

    It seems that 2014 ended if not with a bang then with a crash. The crash in question involved two vessels, one a tanker transporting 350,000 liters of oil, and took place in the vast maze of waterways, channels and wetlands that makes up much of the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh.

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  9. Solidarity with the journalistRead the original story

    Wednesday | Buenos Aires Herald

    This newspaper tries to avoid placing itself above the news, but on this occasion we will make an exception to address the intense days that we have lived through recently. Following 48 hours of vertigo, Damin Pachter, the BuenosAiresHerald.com journalist who broke the news of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death on January 18, feels that he is safe in Israel and that is the most essential thing.

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  10. Turkish Airlines hosts agents from the Middle East on a tour to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Al Bawaba

    Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey, hosted a group of leading travel agents from Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Amman and Kuwait, on a tour to Istanbul in Turkey. The familiarisation trip was organised to further highlighting the global carrier's Turkish Conventions service and introduce Istanbul as a MICE destination.

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  11. Filipinos in Yemen urged anew to return homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sun-Star

    ALL Filipinos in Yemen must leave the conflict-torn country as soon as possible, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh is currently monitoring political and security developments in Sana'a and the rest of Yemen.

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  12. UAE gold sector records substantial growth percent during DSF 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AME Info

    After an overwhelming response received by the shoppers this DSF, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group reports a 25-30 percent increase in gold sales within UAE. Backed with the grand promotions planned for the 20th anniversary, the group saw tremendous increase in footfall within all jewellery retail partners.

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  13. International kite fliers to showcase skills at Dubai International Kite FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AME Info

    The 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival will be soaring high this weekend when the Dubai International Kite Fest, the first large-scale event of its kind in Dubai, takes off at Jumeirah Beach 3 on 29 January. The 3-day family-friendly event, which is a main attraction of the 20th edition of DSF, will see professional kite fliers from more than 25 countries participating with kites of various types, shapes and and sizes.

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  14. Iran FM says reopening of British embassy in Tehran takes timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Trend

    Tehran, Iran, Jan. 28 By Milad Fashtami - Trend: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the reopening of British embassy in Tehran and Iranian embassy in London takes time. Zarif rejected the rumors that Britain has asked for compensation in order to reopen its embassy in Tehran, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on Jan. 28. "We don't need to pay them any compensation, but for opening an embassy certain facilities should be prepared and it takes time for the both sides to pave the way," he explained.

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  15. Nakhal FortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | TrekEarth

    The Nakhal Fort is one of the most magnificent forts in Oman. It is unknown when the fort was built, but it seems to be more then 1500 years old.

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  16. Solar Impulse 2 Prepped For Circumnavigation AttemptRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Aero-News Network

    The route has been set for the Solar Impulse 2 attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered airplane. Bertrand Piccard and Andr Borschberg, the Swiss co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse, along with their Partners, recently revealed the detailed global flight route of Solar Impulse 2 .

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  17. Pinoys urged to leave Yemen as soon as possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ABS-CBN News

    In a statement, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said it is monitoring political and security developments in Sana'a and the rest of Yemen, amid the resignation of high officials of the Yemeni Government and after the Houthi occupation of the presidential palace. Yemen continues to be under Alert Level 3 , with a ban on all new deployments of Filipino workers or their return from vacation.

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  18. DSF has helped Dubai become one of the most important tourism...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AME Info

    As a Key Sponsor of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment , an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and organisers of Dubai Shopping Festival , WAFI has been continually offering residents and visitors from around the world a unique shopping experience. In an interview with the Media Centre of DFRE, Mr. Abdullah Ibrahim - Local Affairs & HR Director, WAFI, highlighted the significance of Dubai Shopping Festival in positioning Dubai as a leading travel hub and top shopping destination with a line-up of one-of-a-kind activities, promotions and offers and valuable prizes that make DSF a truly unforgettable experience.

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  19. DSF shopping sparkles at Gold SoukRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AME Info

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  20. Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 photo, tourists visit the Mamulk-era Great Mosque, during a day trip in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic - visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon.

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