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Russian Escort Nastya Rybka Offers To Reveal Trump-Russia Links In Exchange For Jail Release

An escort who is at the center of a major political scandal in Russia is calling on the United States for help in exchange for information on the election scandal around President Donald Trump’s campaign team. Belarusian-born Nastya Rybka, a self-described sex expert—whose real name is Anastasia Vashukevich—rose to fame virtually overnight earlier this …

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Germany signs Expo contract

Germany has pledged to spend €50 million (Dh226 million) to build and run one of the largest national pavilions at Dubai Expo 2020 after signing its participation contract on Wednesday. The budget also covers an allocation for cultural events throughout the duration of the Expo and takedown of the pavilion …

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Provoking Palestinians and Peace in the Holy Land

By Mohamed Mohamed*   Adding insult to injury for Palestinians, the State Department has announced that the US will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by May 2018, to coincide with the 70thanniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. For Palestinians however, this date is no cause for celebration. It marks 70 …

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Kushner mocked after news of security downgrade

Late-night comedians had reason to celebrate on Tuesday after the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, lost his top-secret security clearance as part of a West Wing overhaul. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, …

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Probe over businesses’ misuse of VAT

A total of 164 tickets were issued to unscrupulous businesses, which manipulated the value added tax (VAT) to excessively increase prices, over the last two months, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, told the Federal National Council on Tuesday. Al Mansouri, who is also Chairman of the Supreme …

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Saudi military leaders replaced amid stalemated war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials early on Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defense Ministry during the stalemated and ruinous war in Yemen. The kingdom also announced a new female deputy minister of labor and social development as it …

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BOOK REVIEW – Back to the Future: Ahmed Al-Mahdi Charts a Course through the Arabic Winter of Discontent!

If you remember, Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi wrote a stunning post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel called Malaaz: City of Resurrection. Now he’s written the long anticipated prequel, The Black Winter (2018), launched at the Cairo international book festival – and with the help of Amna, a Jordanian publishing house no less. To add …

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UAE leads the world in 50 indices

The UAE has been rated number one globally in 50 indices covering vital community and service sectors, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018. The UAE led in the region and the world in various indices including the quality of government decisions, the government’s ability to adapt to changes, the …

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Exotic flowers draw huge crowds at Dubai festival

“Ten thousand saw I at a glance.” Well, I may be quoting Wordsworth. But here it’s not about daffodils. It’s about the heliconias, guzmanias, gloriosas, corinatas, roses, sunflowers, orchids, tulips, chrysanthemums and scores of other flowers and foliage on display at Dubai International Flower Festival. The three-day event started on …

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Top Justice Dept. official alerted White House 2 weeks ago to ongoing issues in Kushner’s security clearance 

A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people familiar with the discussion. The Feb. 9 phone call from Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein …

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More Than 20 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan

A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban. Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing 18 government soldiers, while …

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