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Saudi crown prince to visit Bahrain as part of regional tour

Saudi crown prince to visit Bahrain as part of regional tour
Dubai - 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on Sunday on the second leg of a regional tour, his first since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Polls close in Bahrain vote hit by boycott calls

Polls close in Bahrain vote hit by boycott calls
Dubai - 

Polls closed in Bahrain Saturday after a parliamentary election marred by boycott calls from dissolved opposition groups banned from taking part.

IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor
Beirut - 

Counter-attacks by the Islamic State group have killed at least 47 US-backed fighters over two days as the jihadists struck from their embattled holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday.

At Syria border, Jordanians dash over for cheap shopping

At Syria border, Jordanians dash over for cheap shopping
Nassib - 

Near the recently reopened border with Jordan, former Syrian rebel fighter Bahaa al-Masri sells date-filled pastries and sesame biscuits to Jordanians flocking across the frontier to snap up bargains.

Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide

Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide
Dubai - 

Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.

Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, planned to be world's largest

Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, planned to be world's largest

Istanbul - 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday opened Istanbul's new international airport, which his government says will eventually become the world's largest, with great fanfare.

Saudi offers Yemen fuel aid as economy sags

Saudi offers Yemen fuel aid as economy sags

Aden - 

A Saudi oil tanker carrying the first batch of petroleum products worth $60 million arrived at Yemen's Aden port Monday, to help power electricity stations and prop up the war-torn country's sagging economy, officials said.

Lebanese seek to save landmark concrete park from crumbling

Lebanese seek to save landmark concrete park from crumbling

Tripoli - 

Close to the seafront in Lebanon's Tripoli, giant curves of concrete stand testimony to dreams before the civil war, etchings of an exhibition park never finished but already cracking.

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