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 2021-09-18 22:46 

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Watch: First cars enter Abu Dhabi from Dubai without need for COVID-19 entry tests...

The first group of UAE travelers honked and cheered their way into Abu Dhabi from Dubai at midnight Sunday after the UAE capital canceled COVID-19 testing...

 2021-09-18 21:39 

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Family of Yemeni officer shares final letter after Houthis carry out execution...

The family of one of the nine men executed by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Saturday has shared their son's final letter in which he said reiterated...

 2021-09-18 20:35 

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Houthi execution of nine civilians, including minor, a terrorist crime: Yemen ministe...

The execution of nine civilians in Yemen, including a 17-year-old minor, at the hands of the Iran-backed Houthis should be considered a terrorist crime,...

 2021-09-18 19:10 

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Amid high security, small pro-Trump crowd rallies at US Capitol...

Police vastly outnumbered protesters around the US Capitol on Saturday at a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached the building...

 2021-09-18 18:06 

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Iran nuclear chief wants to speed up conversion of Arak heavy water reactor...

The new head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said he wants to speed up the conversion of the country's Arak heavy water reactor into a...

 2021-09-18 15:06 

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UAE to give Majid Al Futtaim favorable treatment after local hiring pledge...

The United Arab Emirates will give favorable treatment to a locally-owned conglomerate after it pledged on Saturday to hire thousands of citizens, days...

 2021-09-18 14:43 

Al Arabiya

US firefighters optimistic over world's biggest tree amid California wildfires...

Firefighters battling to protect the world's biggest tree from wildfires ravaging the parched United States said Friday they are optimistic it can be saved...

 2021-09-18 14:24 

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Lebanon seizes 20 tons of ammonium nitrate in eastern Bekaa Valley...

Lebanese authorities have seized 20 tons of ammonium nitrate -- the same chemical behind a deadly explosion last year at Beirut's port -- in the eastern...

 2021-09-18 14:09 

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US nears plan for widescale expulsions of Haitian migrants gathered near Texas...

The Biden administration worked Saturday on plans to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to...

 2021-09-18 13:47 

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Paris Saint-Germain to participate in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Season Cup in Jan. 2022...

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is set to participate in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Season Cup in January 2022, Saudi Press Agency SPA reported on Friday.For the...

 2021-09-18 13:28 

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UK identifies single case of 'mad cow' disease from Somerset farm...

British officials have identified a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease.The Animal and Plant Health...

 2021-09-18 13:16 

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Punjab's chief minister resigns ahead of Indian state elections amid deepening crisis...

The chief minister of Punjab, an Indian state on its northwest border with Pakistan, resigned on Saturday, deepening a crisis within the main opposition...

 2021-09-18 12:45 

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Saudi Arabia records 68 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths in 24 hours...

Saudi Arabia recorded 68 new coronavirus infections, 77 recoveries and five virus-related deaths in 24 hours, the Kingdom's health ministry reported on...

 2021-09-18 12:26 

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Malaysia warns new Indo-Pacific pact may catalyze nuclear arms race in region...

Malaysia on Saturday expressed concerns that Australia's plan to build nuclear-powered submarines under a new pact with Britain and the United States could...

 2021-09-18 12:15 

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UAE diagnoses 471 new COVID-19 infections, two deaths...

The United Arab Emirates diagnosed 471 new COVID-19 cases, 604 recoveries and two virus-related deaths in 24 hours, the National Emergency Crisis and...

 2021-09-18 12:06 

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Tunisians protest against President Saied's seizure of powers...

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July, which...

 2021-09-18 11:58 

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Thousands march in France against traditional hunting ban, defending 'rural values'...

Thousands of hunters marched in France on Saturday to defend "rural values" and traditional bird hunting which the country's top administrative court has...

 2021-09-18 11:03 

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SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian crew set for splashdown in Atlantic...

The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission were due to splash down in the Atlantic off Florida on Saturday,...

 2021-09-18 10:49 

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Iran won't allow ISIS presence on Afghan border: President...

Iran will not allow ISIS to establish a presence on the country's border with Afghanistan, President Ebrahim Raisi warned on SaturdayWe will not allow...

 2021-09-18 10:40 

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France's Notre-Dame restoration ready to start as safety work completed...

Work to shore up the Notre-Dame de Paris has been finished, allowing restoration to start at the cathedral two years after a fire destroyed the attic and...

 2021-09-18 10:18 

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Long-COVID symptoms rarely last more than 3 months in children: Study...

While the exact length of long-COVID is unknown, a new study has found that children who contract the virus will rarely experience after-effects lasting...

 2021-09-18 09:56 

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Former ISIS stronghold sees church receive new bell...

A bell was inaugurated at a church in Mosul on Saturday to the cheers of Iraqi Christians, seven years after ISIS overran the northern city.Dozens of...

 2021-09-18 09:32 

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At least two dead, 19 injured in blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad: Health official...

At least two people were killed and 19 more were wounded in separate explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, according to a health...

 2021-09-18 09:02 

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Nine men executed by Houthi's in Yemen for involvement in Samad death...

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Saturday that authorities had executed nine menwho were convicted of involvement in the 2018 killing of Saleh...

 2021-09-18 08:36 

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Abu Dhabi announces COVID-19 home quarantine without tracker from Sep. 19...

Abu Dhabi's Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced new rules for home quarantine for international travelers and those who come into contact...

 2021-09-18 08:22 

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Australian police clashes with anti-lockdown protesters lead to arrest of nearly 270...

Australia's police arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney on Saturday at unsanctioned anti-lockdown rallies and several police officers were...

 2021-09-18 07:35 

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Abu Dhabi to remove COVID-19 testing requirement at border starting Sep. 19...

Abu Dhabi has announced that it will remove the requirement to get tested for COVID-19 before entering the emirate starting September 19, Emirates News...

 2021-09-18 06:41 

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China conducts naval, aerial military exercises in areas southwest of Taiwan...

China announced naval and aerial military exercises were conducted in areas southwest of Taiwan Friday, the second time in a month.For the latest headlines...

 2021-09-18 06:20 

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Desert camel carvings dated to around 7,000 years ago discovered in Saudi Arabia...

Life-sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they...

 2021-09-18 05:50 

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COVID-19: Japan drug distribution by year-end if elected PM, Kishida says...

Japanese former foreign minister Fumio Kishida, a key contender to become prime minister, said on Saturday he would work to distribute COVID-19 medications...

 2021-09-18 05:18 

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Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'...

Robert Durst's long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20...

 2021-09-18 04:58 

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Pentagon calls deadly Kabul strike an error...

The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing that a review revealed...

 2021-09-18 04:24 

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Brian Laundrie's family tells Florida police, FBI he is missing...

Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a...

 2021-09-18 03:57 

Al Arabiya

No injuries as 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles...

A small earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area Friday night, but there weren't any immediate reports of major damage or injuries.The...

 2021-09-18 03:41 

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Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast...

Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada...

 2021-09-18 03:27 

Al Arabiya

UN holds emergency session on Somalia's political crisis...

The UN Security Council held emergency consultations Friday on Somalia's worsening political crisis, which could threaten long-delayed national elections...

 2021-09-17 20:16 

Al Arabiya

France recalls its ambassadors to US, Australia after deal leads to $40 bln loss...

France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia on Friday, days after a deal was struck between the latter two countries, blindsiding Paris and...

 2021-09-17 19:00 

Al Arabiya

US military admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians, not ISIS-K fighters: General...

The US military Friday admitted that the Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul did not kill any terrorists and called the strike a "tragic mistake."The strike...

 2021-09-17 18:52 

Al Arabiya

Taliban shootout in palace sidelines leader who dealt with US: Sources...

The man the US and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan's Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the...

 2021-09-17 18:20 

Al Arabiya

US Capitol Police warn 'threats of violence' at pro-Trump rally...

Police warned of threats of violence at a planned Saturday rally at the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, and the National Guard put 100 troops on...

 2021-09-17 18:00 

Al Arabiya

Britain relaxes COVID-19 travel restrictions, eight countries off red list...

The UK government Friday relaxed pandemic restrictions on travel into England, overhauling its complicated "traffic light" watchlist with a simpler regime...

 2021-09-17 17:59 

Al Arabiya

Iran's fuel shipments violate Lebanon's sovereignty: PM Mikati...

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah movement constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty, according...

 2021-09-17 16:52 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Crown Prince, Qatari emir and top UAE security official meet in Red Sea...

Top officials from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates met in the Red Sea Friday, a Saudi official said.Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,...

 2021-09-17 16:28 

Al Arabiya

Plane carrying 170, including US, European citizens, departs Kabul for Doha...

The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since US forces withdrew last month took off on Friday with around 170 passengers...

 2021-09-17 16:07 

Al Arabiya

No plans for US, Iran to meet at UN next week: US envoy...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has no plans to meet with his new Iranian counterpart next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United...

 2021-09-17 15:40 

Al Arabiya

Washington threatens new sanctions over fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region...

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Friday allowing for sanctions against the warring parties in Ethiopia's Tigray region if they fail to...

 2021-09-17 15:25 

Al Arabiya

WHO director: Lebanon's brain drain threat to health sector...

The World Health Organization's director general on Friday expressed deep concern about the impact of Lebanon's economic meltdown and multiple crises on...

 2021-09-17 15:24 

Al Arabiya

UN envoy of Afghanistan's ousted government asks to keep New York seat...

The UN ambassador representing Afghanistan's ousted government has asked to remain in the country's seat at the world body in New York, a UN spokesperson...

 2021-09-17 15:11 

Al Arabiya

Turkey's Erdogan and Russia's Putin to discuss Syria in Sochi...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin about the violence in northwestern Syria, where...

 2021-09-17 14:58 

Al Arabiya

Iran joins expanding central Asian security body led by Russia, China...

Iran joined a rapidly expanding central Asian security body led by Russia and China on Friday, calling on the countries in the Shanghai Cooperation...

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