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    Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia Aug 21

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:44am on August 12, 2018

    Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 21 (Tuesday) as the moon...

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    Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:01am on August 11, 2018

    Syria’s civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as saying Thursday....

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    Attack on school bus kills 43

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 01:20am on August 10, 2018

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus through a market, in Yemen’s Saada province, a Yemeni...

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    ‘Victory is near,’ Assad tells troops

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 01:41am on August 02, 2018

    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad told his troops on Wednesday they were close to winning the country’s seven-year civil war after inflicting a succession of defeats...

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    UAE offers ‘visa amnesty’ for migrant workers

    Agence-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:38am on August 02, 2018

    The United Arab Emirates, a major hub for migrant labourers, on Wednesday began an amnesty for workers who entered the country without a visa or...

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    Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as ‘humiliation’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:49am on August 01, 2018

    Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected US president Donald Trump’s offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and ‘a humiliation’ after he acted to reimpose...

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    Trump seeks to revive Arab NATO to confront Iran

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:50am on July 29, 2018

    The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and...

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    2 dead in Gaza, Israel raids al-Aqsa mosque

    Reuters . Jerusalem/ Gaza | Updated at 02:50am on July 28, 2018

    Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of...

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    Kuwait model in hot water after remarks over Filipino workers

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:13pm on July 26, 2018

    A Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic Monday over comments she made against new laws aimed at improving conditions for Filipino domestic workers, despite...

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    IS attacks kill 180 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on July 26, 2018

    A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one...