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  1. State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in AmericanRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | SFGate

    ... to get to smaller cities in India, and developing countries in Southeast Asia. Qatar Airways is one of the Middle East's biggest airlines. Earlier this month Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked ...


  2. Qatar stadium safety concerns raised by death investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

    ... in a country relying on a low-paid migrant workforce from south Asia to prepare for the first World Cup in the Middle East. Six non-work related deaths have been announced by organizers, with most suffering from heart or breathing problems. Hassan ...


  3. In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogatesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Newms360.com

    Map locates 18 secret prisons in Yemen controlled by the United Arab Emirates.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; Yemeni businessman Ali Awad Habib recounts the torment he suffered in prison, where he said he was beaten with wires and wooden clubs and given electrical shocks, in this May 8, 2017 phot in Aden, Yemen. Habib was detained for weeks after Emirati-backed forces hunting for al-Qaida members raided his family's businesses, arresting him and several of his relatives.


  4. IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... Syria, with the Citadel of Palmyra in the background. Syria's historic town of Palmyra - home to one of the Middle East's most spectacular archaeological sites, - has changed hands between government forces and the Islamic State group four times in ...


  5. Kuwait airlift to Operation Raahat: Here are the major evacuation operations carried out by IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | The Indian Express

    Indians evacuated from South Sudan arrive at Palam airport in New Delhi, on July 15, 2016. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal India will operate special flights from June 25-28 to evacuate Indians from blockade-hit Qatar.


  6. BWW Exclusive Interview: Faruk Sabanci Talks New Track 'Home' & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Turkish dance music authority Faruk Sabanci is back with a mammoth dance floor creation, 'Home' Ft. Sabrina Signs - out now via Sony Music Turkey.


  7. Eid-al-Fitr 2017: Most part of Middle East to celebrate Eid on June 25Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | India.com

    New Delhi, June 22 : Most of the Muslim countries across the world will observe Eid Al Fitr-"the festival of breaking the fast" on Sunday, June 25. The date has been projected by The Islamic Crescent Observation Project - an International Astronomical Center which predicts about the prayer times, crescent observations etc. The chief of ICOP- Mohammed Shoukat Awdah said new moon of Shawwal- will be observed by most of the Islamic countries this Saturday.


  8. US reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Chilliwack Times

    Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once Islamic State militants are ousted from their main stronghold in Syria, the city of Raqqa. Minister Fikri Isik that the United States would regularly provide Turkey with a list of arms provided to the fighters while U.S. military advisers on the field would ensure that the arms don't go outside of the Syria battle zones.


  9. Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over QatarRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Chilliwack Times

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince to "increase efforts" to end tensions in the region related to the dispute with Qatar, Turkish officials said Thursday. The Turkish leader called the Saudi royals late on Wednesday to congratulate them on the appointment of prince Mohammed bin Salman as the new crown prince, according to a statement from officials in Erdogan's office.


  10. U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Yahoo!

    The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border. Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.


  11. Trump and the new Saudi crown prince have the same view on IranRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... regional activities." The greatest danger for the Trump administration, a longtime U.S. government expert on Middle East affairs said, was for the United States to be dragged deeper into the Sunni-Shi'ite conflict playing out across the Middle East, ...


  12. The Morning Brief: Heath Care Bill, ISIS in Iraq and World PopulationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Time

    Among other changes, the measure would cut Medicaid and no longer penalize people for not buying insurance, according to the Associated Press. , which is also known as Mosul's Great Mosque and dates to the 12th century, according to the AP.


  13. American Airlines Says Rival Qatar Seeks to Buy Up to 10% Stake 33 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Bloomberg

    In a conversation between the chief executive officers of both companies, Qatar said it wants to acquire about a 10 percent stake. Qatar Airways, one of three Persian Gulf carriers that large U.S. carriers have criticized for unfair competition, is seeking to acquire a major stake in The Doha-based carrier intends invest at least $808 million in American, the U.S. carrier said Thursday in a regulatory filing .


  14. Shhh...EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Reuters

    European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany's election in September. Eastern states such as Poland and Hungary have refused to take in asylum-seekers to ease the burden on Greece and Italy, where most of the 1.7 million refugees and migrants entering the EU since 2014 have landed by boat after fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.


  15. Gaza power plant resumes operations with Egyptian fuelRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | Ynetnews

    An official says the sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza has resumed operations after receiving 1 million liters of fuel from neighboring Egypt.


  16. Court rules against El Al in gender swap seat caseRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | RTE.ie

    A court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them. A case for damages from the carrier was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move.


  17. Some exchanges at Indian airports refuse Qatari Riyal. No such official order, embassy clarifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | The Peninsula

    Doha: Some money exchanges in Indian airports were not accepting Qatari riyals and now Reserve Bank of India has clarified that there is no such official order. Some readers alerted The Peninsula that some money exchanges at Goa and Bangalore airports in India refused to exchange Qatar Riyals and some of them have put out boards saying they will not accept Qatari Riyal due to the Gulf crisis.


  18. Turkish troops, military vehicles arrive in QatarRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Turkish Daily News

    A total of 23 Turkish soldiers and five military vehicles arrived in the Qatari capital Doha on June 22, the Turkish Armed Forces have stated. "The transfer of five armored vehicles and 23 military personnel at 8:00 a.m. on June 22, 2017 to Doha was completed as part of a troop deploying process by the Turkish Armed Forces to Qatar, within the framework of a legal arrangement between Turkey and Qatar on the training, cooperation and deployment of troops," said the statement.


  19. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Yemeni businessman Ali Awad Habib recounts the torment he suffered in prison, where he said he was beaten with wires and wooden clubs and given electrical shocks, in this May 8, 2017 phot in Aden, Yemen. Habib was detained for weeks after Emirati-backed forces hunting for al-Qaida members raided his family's businesses, arresting him and several of his relatives.


  20. 'We Could Hear the Screams': U.S. Forces Question Detainees in Secret Yemen Prisons Rife With TortureRead the original story

    32 min ago | UAport

    Obtaining intelligence that may have been extracted by torture inflicted by another party could qualify as war crimes The Associated Press A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, May 11, 2017.