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Kurdistan offers a welcoming antidote to the sheer ugliness of the ‘new normal’

Saddam Hussein, when not launching punitive gas attacks, evidently thought so too, as one of his former holiday palaces sits atop Garra Mountain. The ruin is now…

jamal khashoggi murder suspect released after france admits to arresting the wrong man 61b249b91b987

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect released after France admits to arresting the wrong man

French authorities said Wednesday they had released a man arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the 2018 Istanbul murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after…

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Camels with Botox and facelifts banned from beauty contest as judges get the hump with cheating owners

However, the prize pot is substantially lower than the one on offer at the King Abdulaziz festival, at just $30,000 (£20m). Last January, the Royal Camel Corps…

saudi arabia expels record 40 camels from 50m beauty contest over illegal botox injections 61b0f838b5baf

Saudi Arabia expels record 40 camels from £50m beauty contest over illegal botox injections

However, the prize pot is substantially lower than the one on offer at the King Abdulaziz festival, at just $30,000 (£20m). Last January, the Royal Camel Corps…

france admits it arrested the wrong man over jamal khashoggi murder 61b0f7e88a4b5

France admits it arrested the wrong man over Jamal Khashoggi murder

French authorities said Wednesday they had released a man arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the 2018 Istanbul murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after…

israel blamed for rare attack on port thought to be used by iran to move weapons into syria 61afa6c71cd42

Israel blamed for rare attack on port thought to be used by Iran to move weapons into Syria

Last month, a suspected Israeli airstrike in the western province of Homs killed five people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Later on Tuesday, Naftali…

jamal khashoggi murder suspect arrested in france 61afa6c1d68f0

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect arrested in France

French police have arrested one of the alleged members of the Saudi hit squad that murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. According to French media…

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Colonel Gaddafi’s London-educated son attempts to relaunch his father’s dynasty

Other candidates include Fathih Bashagar, a former interior minister and fellow Misrati who has cultivated ties with Turkey and Western governments. The international community made the elections…

emmanuel macron elbows uk aside as he seals e17bn fighter jet deal with uae 61aa98471edcf

Emmanuel Macron elbows UK aside as he seals €17bn fighter jet deal with UAE

The first French warplanes will be delivered from 2027, say officials, and would create some 7,000 jobs. France has particularly deep ties to the UAE, where it…

emmanuel macron sells france as eus post brexit powerhouse after sealing e17bn fighter jet deal with uae 61aa50a01fd8b

Emmanuel Macron sells France as EU’s post-Brexit powerhouse after sealing €17bn fighter jet deal with UAE

The first French warplanes will be delivered from 2027, say officials, and would create some 7,000 jobs. France has particularly deep ties to the UAE, where it…

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Three Covid vaccine doses ‘enough to protect against omicron variant’, early research suggests

It came as the Israeli doctor who caught the Omicron variant at a medical conference in London said the lack of masks on public transport may have…

is member convicted of genocide over systematic killing campaign against yazidis 61a65c4a25512

IS member convicted of genocide over systematic killing campaign against Yazidis

A former Islamic State militant was convicted of genocide against the Yazidi people by a court in Germany on Tuesday. Taha al-Jumailly was sentenced to life in…

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The Lebanese beach town immune to the economic collapse where the party never stops

“I did all the infrastructure of the city: electricity, water, sewage, everything, roads – and the municipality was very helpful,” he says. “Then we started renovating the…

cleaner of israeli defence minister benny gantz tried to hoover up secrets and send them to iran 619d31b669fc5

Cleaner of Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz ‘tried to hoover up secrets and send them to Iran’

As Israel’s defence minister, Benny Gantz has spent many sleepless nights wrestling with the security challenges of the Middle East. But he was facing a threat much…

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What it’s like diving into the world’s highest infinity pool

Settling into a sun lounger, you can admire the scale of record-breaking Burj Khalifa and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel to the north. The south side…