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    Iranian pilot exiled in Turkey fears Tehran will assassinate him

    LONDON: The British strategy of leaving Daesh members and their families in Kurdish-administered camps in Syria is a “coward’s Guantanamo,” Britain’s former top prosecutor has said. Lord Macdonald, the UK’s former director of public prosecutions, compared the situation in camps in Syria to the US-run Guantanamo Bay prison, which has been used to hold hundreds of people suspected of terrorist crimes or affiliations indefinitely and without trial.

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    Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status

    Japanese Princess Mako married a commoner and lost her royal status Tuesday in a union that has split public opinion and was delayed more than three years by a financial dispute involving her new mother-in-law. The marriage document for Mako and Kei Komuro was submitted by a palace official Tuesday morning and is now official, the Imperial Household Agency said.

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    Expo 2020 Dubai records 1.5 million visits since opening

    Almost 1.5million visits to Expo 2020 Dubai have been recorded in first three weeks since the world’s largest cultural gathering opened its doors. Organizers credit Expo’s Space Week, a program of music and cultural performances, a public holiday long weekend and the half-term school break for the boost in numbers. From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, space has recently emerged as the world’s next big investment frontier.

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    UAE driver who won $13.6 million can't decide whether to quit job

    The latest millionaire in the United Arab Emirates who won a $13.6 million (AED 50 million) prize told Al Arabiya English that he has not decided if he will quit his $1,600-per-month (AED 6,000) driving job in Dubai. Pakistani expatriate Junaid Rana, 36, won the Mahzooz Grand Prize on Sunday, a Mahzooz spokesperson said. I love my company and where I’m working now,” Junaid told Al Arabiya English.

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    Verdict in controversial trial of Yemeni model expected within weeks: Report

    A verdict in the controversial Houthi trial of a Yemeni model may be delivered within two weeks, Al Arabiya reported. Entisar al-Hammadi, 20, is accused of inciting girls to engage in prostitution in a trial that has been marred with irregularities, according to human rights groups. She denies the charges.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Turkey's Erdogan urges Armenia to mend ties with Azerbaijan

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Armenia should mend ties with arch foe Azerbaijan if it wants better relations with Ankara. Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations, a closed frontier and a long history of hostility rooted in massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Turks during World War I. The bitter relationship has deteriorated more recently over Turkey's support for Azerbaijan, which last year fought a war with Armenia for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karaba

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    Al Arabiya English

    Iraq blames Iran for drastic decline in Sirwan river flow

    Iraqi officials warned Tuesday of a drastic drop in the flow of water in a river from Iran due to low rainfall and dam-building in the neighboring Islamic republic. The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing to Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq before going through the rural province of Diyala and joining the Tigris. There has been an unprecedented decline,” said Rahman Khani, the dam’s director.