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Daesh kidnap nearly 2,000 civilians in northern Syria

DAMASCUS: (News Desk)- Members of the Daesh group have kidnapped thousands of civilians in a Kurdish-populated city of the strategic northwestern province of Aleppo as the victims were fleeing heavy fighting between an alliance of Arab and Kurdish forces on one side and extremists on the other. “While withdrawing from …

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Bangladeshi workers

RIYADH: (Iblagh Desk)- Saudi Arabia has lifted a six-year-old ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on workers as of Wednesday, reports Arab News. The decision will benefit all categories of workers including skilled, unskilled and professionals …

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UAE women advised not to wear niqab, burqa in Switzerland

DUBAI: (Iblagh Desk)- The UAE Mission in Geneva has advised Emirati women not to wear veiled clothes, including niqabs and burqas, when travelling to Switzerland. The Mission took to Twitter to issue the travel advisory, informing Emiratis about the burqa ban in the European country. Tweeting in Arabic, the UAE …

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Bomb attacks, cross-border fire kill 13 in southeast Turkey: sources

ANKARA: (Web Desk)-Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine civilians and wounded dozens on Wednesday, security sources said, and blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for the coordinated attacks targeting police. A PKK commander had warned at the weekend of fresh attacks, saying police “will not be …

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Russian Long-Range Bombers Attack ISIL Positions Near Raqqa

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers which took off in Russia attacked ISIL positions in areas Southeast, North and Northeast of the city of Raqqa in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. “On August 11, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers carried out a concentrated high-explosive ammunition attack …

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Syria: More Senior Terrorist Commanders Killed in Aleppo Battlefields

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- Three more notorious commanders of Jeish al-Islam and Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as al-Nusra Front) were killed in clashes with the Syrian army troops in the Southern districts of Aleppo. A commander of Fatah al-Sham, Abdul Qader Na’asani aka Abu …

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Syrian Warplanes Bomb Heavily Terrorists’ Convoys across Aleppo Province

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- Syrian fighter jets launched several rounds of attacks on terrorist groups’ military convoys in Northwestern and Southwestern Aleppo, preventing them from supplying arms and fresh forces for Jeish al-Fatah in the Southern districts of Aleppo city. Long columns of terrorists’ vehicles in different roads near Saraqib, al-Zerbeh, …

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Survivor of Dubai airline crash-landing wins $1M in lottery

DUBAI: (Iblagh Desk)- A Dubai-based Indian man got lucky twice in one week. First, he survived the crash-landing or an airliner, and then he won a $1 million lottery prize, CNN reports. Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, 52, was on board Emirates flight EK521 en route from southern India when it …

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Kuwait arrests ‘Filipino Daesh member’

Kuwait City: (Web Desk)- Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a Filipino accused of pledging allegiance to Daesh terrorist group and planning to launch a terrorist attack in Kuwait. Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the Southeast Asian woman, whose name it did not release even as it published her …

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