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Gaza TV offices ransacked in party squabble

The Gaza offices of President Mahmoud Abbas’s official Palestine Television station were attacked and ransacked on Friday, adding to tensions between his Palestinian Authority and the Islamist Hamas movement which rules the territory. Rafat Al-Qidra, the office director, said five men broke into the premises early on Friday and destroyed …

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Oman oil block goes to Norwegian company

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced that its subsidiary DNO Oman Block 8 Limited has relinquished operatorship and participation in Oman Block 8 to Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and the state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP). Offshore Block 8, which …

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Israeli police clash with illegal settlement

Israeli paramilitary police dragged dozens of Jewish settlers out of an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and said more than 20 officers were hurt during violent resistance to the evacuation. Settlers had set up two caravans at the Amona outpost last month, in what they described …

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Algeria places Syria immigration ban

Algeria has barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups from Syria deemed to pose a security risk, a senior official said on Wednesday. Hassen Kacimi, the official in charge of migrants policy at the …

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Dubai enjoys 1,777,913 passengers

The Emirate of Dubai saw 1,777,913 passengers pass through its sea, air, and land ports from December 23rd 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Up to 1,643,095 fliers used the emirate’s airports, while 102,829 travellers used the land ports, with seaports seeing 31,989 passengers, according to statistics issued by the General …

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Empower investing more in cooling infrastructure

The Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, continues to develop its infrastructure that support the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to further develop the emirate’s infrastructure and enhance its efficiency …

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Qatar airways buys into China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways has acquired a 5 percent stake in China Southern Airlines (600029.SS), the state-owned Gulf carrier said on Wednesday, in a move to gain access to the fast-growing mainland Chinese market. Qatar Airways also owns a 20 percent stake in British Airways-parent International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG.L), 10 percent …

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Iraq pushes up oil production, exports

Iraq’s oil exports averaged 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd) in December, a significant increase from the previous month, the oil ministry said on Wednesday. Exports from Iraq’s southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3.63 million bpd, up from 3.363 million bpd in November, the ministry said …

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Hezbollah brokering a compromise for Lebanese cabinet

The powerful Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah believes a solution to be “very close” for the country’s impasse over forming a new government, one of its senior officials said on Wednesday, following nearly eight months of political wrangling. Lebanese politicians have been unable to agree a new government since a general …

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Hate-crime driver apprehended in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a man arrested on New Year’s day with attempted murder after he rammed his car into crowds of revelers in two separate attacks, police said on Wednesday. The 50-year-old German was detained after he drove his Mercedes into people celebrating the New Year in the western …

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Khashoggi remains may have been tracked

A Turkish pro-government television channel has broadcast video showing men carrying suitcases purportedly containing the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi into the residence of his country’s consul general in Istanbul. The footage broadcast by A Haber shows men carrying what it says were a total of five cases through …

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Dubai Ports world reaches $3 billion investment mark

DP World, Dubai-based global operator of shipping terminals, diversified its global business portfolio through investments and acquisitions worth $3 billion in 2018, the company said. It also deepened its engagement with revolutionary new technologies and extended meaningful support to environmental initiatives around the world during the year, achieving strategic growth …

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Iraqi threat looms, claims Israeli spy

Iran could use its growing clout in Iraq to turn the Arab country into a springboard for attacks against Israel, the top Israeli intelligence official said on Monday. Israel sees the spread of Tehran’s influence in the region as a growing threat, and has carried out scores of air strikes …

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Palestinian-American caught selling land to sraelis

A Palestinian court sentenced an American-Palestinian on Monday to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, judiciary officials said. The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, called in November for dual national Issam Akel to be released, saying his suspected crime was “selling land to a …

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