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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.

Saudis dish out millions in Yemen aid amid global criticism

Saudis dish out millions in Yemen aid amid global criticism
Midi - 

Standing amid the bullet-pocked ruins of a once rebel-controlled Yemeni district, Saudi officials unveil their latest multi-million dollar aid projects, seeking to blunt global criticism over a worsening humanitarian crisis.

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation
Gaza City - 

Gaza militants fired fresh rocket barrages at Israel early Sunday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered and a further escalation was feared.

Libyan air strikes kill four, wound 37: government

Libyan air strikes kill four, wound 37: government
Tripoli - 

Air raids on Tripoli Sunday night killed four people and wounded 37, Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said Monday, blaming the attacks on strongman Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

Iran Guards drone spies on US warships in Gulf: media

Iran Guards drone spies on US warships in Gulf: media
Tehran - 

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards' drone successfully carried out a surveillance flight over an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf, Tasnim news agency claimed in a Sunday report on its website.

Elections over, Turkey's Erdogan eyes economic reforms

Elections over, Turkey's Erdogan eyes economic reforms

Istanbul - 

Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy.

In Syria's Al-Hol camp, ultra-extremists fuel fear

In Syria's Al-Hol camp, ultra-extremists fuel fear

Muscat - 

Clashes with guards, violent factional quarrels and a new strain of ultra-extremism -- the Islamic State group's territorial "caliphate" may be defeated, but a camp in eastern Syria is emerging as a fresh jihadist powder keg.

In Turkey, small sums spell success as Syria kids go back to school

In Turkey, small sums spell success as Syria kids go back to school

Adana - 

Like many students of her age, 16-year-old refugee Fatmeh dreams of becoming a doctor. And a modest monthly sum of less than 10 euros could make all the difference.

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