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Citizen journalist among 18 civilians killed in northwest Syria

Citizen journalist among 18 civilians killed in northwest Syria
Khan Sheikhun - 

A young citizen journalist was among 18 civilians killed in air raids on Syria's jihadist-run Idlib region Sunday, rescue workers and a monitor said, as he filmed the bombardment of the battered enclave.

UK mulls options as Iran says ship's fate depends on probe

UK mulls options as Iran says ship's fate depends on probe
Tehran - 

Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain said it was considering options in response to the standoff.

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya
Paris - 

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants.

Qatar invited by S. Arabia to talks over Iran tensions

Doha - 

Qatar said on Sunday that it had received an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend emergency regional talks to discuss mounting tensions between Iran and the United States.

UAE offers golden visas to investors, 'exceptional talents'

UAE offers golden visas to investors, 'exceptional talents'
Dubai - 

The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country.

Iran warns of 'painful consequences' if US escalates tensions

Iran warns of 'painful consequences' if US escalates tensions

Tehran - 

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States of "painful consequences for everybody" if there is an escalation in tensions with the Islamic republic.

Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

Ankara - 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow.

Podcasters find niche in the Arab world

Podcasters find niche in the Arab world

Dubai - 

Rana Nawas left the corporate world nearly two years ago to produce and host a podcast -- one that is now considered the most popular in the Arab world.

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