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Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

A winter storm hit Israel yesterday, bringing snow to Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and significant amounts of rain and wind in other parts of the country.  Stormy weather set in yesterday afternoon with the initial rain and hail …

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More than 40,000 licenses issued for Saudi women

More than 40 thousands women in Saudi Arabia have received their licenses since the driving ban was lifted, according to the Kingdom’s General Director of Traffic. So far there have been 40,000 licenses issued since the ban …

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Kadyrov Foundation distributes ton of bread in Etbaa

Over the past day, more than 1000 people returned to Syria from Lebanon and Jordan, the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring reported. It clarifies that the majority of those returned …

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Saudi women to work as air hostesses since January

Flynas will start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses in January. It will be the first among Saudi carriers to recruit women in senior positions. The airlines said in a statement that the first flight with a Saudi female …

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Abu Dhabi police launch camel patrol

Abu Dhabi police have integrated camels in the department of its special patrols unit in the criminal security section. Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Maj Gen Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi confirmed the …

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 Erdogan outlines women's role in Turkish society

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey pays particular attention to women's rights in the society. "Discrimination against women is not possible. Because the nature and creation require …

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Advertising of tobacco products prohibited in Turkey

The new law on the sale of tobacco products has entered into force in Turkey, the Turkish newspaper “'Resmi Gazete”' reported. Under the new law, advertising of tobacco products will be completely prohibited in …

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Truck drivers continue protests in Iran

The strike by Iranian truck drivers, over low wages and high cost of spare parts, has continued in the country. The truck drivers are protesting what they call "terrible working conditions". They are demanding better pay, …

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KFC plans Israel comeback

KFC is planning to bring the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe back to Israel. Representatives of the chain belonging to the Yum restaurant group have met in Israel with several potential franchisees and real estate agents …

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 Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences

Five Saudi women pilots have obtained licences by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) that allows them to work as captains on Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft, Gulf News reported. The issuance of licenses to Saudi women is …

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Iran earthquake injures more than 300 people

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has killed at least three people and injured more than 300 others. There were reports that the quake was felt as far away as Baghdad. A shallow earthquake struck …

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Turkmenistan expecting first harvest of bananas

Turkmenistan's commercial company Ferhar is expecting its first harvest of bananas, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan said. According to the company, greenhouse with a height of 8.6 meters was built on an …

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Iraq protests: 12 killed, almost 600 injured

At least 12 demonstrators have been killed and 571 injured in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad. Protests that …

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