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    Iran cleric 'opposes use of violence to impose hijab'

    RAMALLAH: The killing of a Palestinian woman, along with eight men, by Israeli soldiers during Thursday’s attack on Jenin has been widely condemned. Majida Obaid, 61, was inside her house and posed no danger to the attacking force, Palestinian sources in Jenin told Arab News. The killing has left people in the city, as well as her family, in a deep state of shock.

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    Arab celebrities star in Hugo Boss's new campaign

    I feel like I don’t just represent Iraq, I represent the whole region. The experience of surviving “29 years of war” has definitely seeped into Sora’s expressive canvases, housed in private and public collections in Iraq, the US, France, and Turkey. Iraq affects everything in my work; it’s my DNA,” she says.

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    Shamima Begum talks to BBC about her family's reaction after she joined Daesh

    LONDON: Shamima Begum has spoken of the first time she talked to her mother after leaving the UK in 2015, at the age of 15, to join Daesh in Syria. The first time I called my mum she was just crying. I felt like she was trying to make me feel guilty,” she told journalist Joshua Baker during an interview for the second series of the BBC podcast “I’m Not A Monster,” which began this month.

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    Egypt Independent

    Iran's amassed enough material for 'several nuclear weapons,' says IAEA chief

    Diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon should restart, said International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi, who warned that Tehran has amassed enough material for “several nuclear weapons. Speaking ahead of a planned visit to Tehran, Grossi told a European Parliament subcommittee in Brussels on Wednesday that Iran has not yet built a nuclear weapon and the West should redouble efforts to stop it from doing so. Uranium enriched to more than 90% can be weaponized.

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    CNN

    Why NASA tested a plane with a pivoting wing

    It successfully proved that the oblique wing concept had potential for the development of highly efficient supersonic passenger planes, as well as military applications, but more than 40 years after the experimental plane last flew, there have been no others to follow suit. Its inventor -- aeronautical engineer Robert T. Jones from NASA's Ames Research Center in California -- was a pioneer who wanted to challenge conventions.

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    Look of the Week: Apple Martin looks every bit the 'Chanel girl'

    CNN Style is one of the official media partners of Paris Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week. See all coverage here. When the late Karl Lagerfeld met Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's daughter Apple, as a baby, he predicted that she would one day become "a Chanel girl."

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    Reuters Videos

    Rio's samba schools rush to finish Carnival costumes

    STORY: Location: Rio De Janeiro, BrazilRio's samba schools are rushing to finish their Carnival costumesLong hours are spent preparing feathers, ruffles and headpieces[Cecilia Teixeira, Seamstress]“It’s a lot of work but it’s such a beautiful work. I enjoy doing every part of it.”The Mocidade samba school is one of the oldest in RioOsmar Ferreirao oversees every detail - from dresses to floatsHe says the school works with professional designers, painters and even blacksmiths[Osmar Ferreira, Carn

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    Al Jazeera

    Two Indian military jets crash after apparent midair collision

    Two Indian Air Force fighter jets have crashed after an apparent midair collision while on exercises about 300km (185 miles) south of the capital, New Delhi. Both aircraft had taken off on Saturday morning from the Gwalior airbase, about 50km (30 miles) east of where they came down. We have located the wreckage of one of the planes and found an injured pilot in the Pahadgarh forests,” officer Dharmender Gaur told AFP news agency.

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    One killed in armed attack on Azerbaijan embassy in Iran

    A guard has been killed in an armed attack on Azerbaijan’s embassy in Iran, the country’s foreign ministry has said. Friday’s attack has also led to several injuries, according to Azerbaijani state media. More details to follow.

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    CNN

    Inside Air France's new business class cabin

    Air France has just launched a plush new long-haul business cabin on one of its Boeing 777-200ER planes complete with sliding doors and redesigned seats. The airline debuted the impressive 48-seat business class cabin, first announced last year, on a flight from Paris to New York on January 20. The new seats can be converted into a flat bed measuring almost two meters, and also come with a sliding door to create "a totally private space."

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    Al Jazeera

    Gandhi's killer Godse 'real patriot' for some Hindu nationalists

    For generations, the young religious zealot – hanged the following year – was roundly despised as the arch-villain of India’s long struggle to free itself from British colonial rule. But since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly a decade ago, an alternate history forged in Hindu nationalist ideology has left Sharma no longer a “lone warrior” in worshipping the assassin.

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    CNN

    Archaeologists may have found Egypt's oldest mummy

    Archeologists have uncovered what may be the oldest mummy ever found in Egypt. The 4,300-year-old mummy was a rich, important 35-year-old man called Djed Sepsh, archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former antiquities minister, told CNN Friday. "It is the oldest mummy, complete and covered in gold, ever found in Egypt," he said, adding that it was "the most amazing discovery."

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    Arab News

    Senior US general warns of possible looming war with China

    MANILA: The murder of a Filipina worker whose body was found in a desert in Kuwait has sent a shockwave through the Philippines, where a two-week vigil will begin after her remains return to the country on Friday. Jullebee Ranara, 35, was one of more than 268,000 overseas Filipino workers — mostly women employed as domestic helpers — living in Kuwait. Her charred remains were discovered in a desert on Sunday.

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    Arab News

    Disappointment for captain Ronaldo as Al-Nassr lose 3-1 to Al-Ittihad in Saudi Super Cup semi

    Mexico was fantastic,” Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle said. I guess I have to start by saying there’s no denying that there was a pretty high degree of anxiety as we came into the race, for a host of reasons. First of all, it’s the first race to the season, so inevitably it’s a mix of excited emotions and anxious emotions.

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    Syrian regime guilty of chemical attack on Douma, weapons watchdog concludes

    BEIRUT: In less than 24 hours, Lebanon’s currency dropped in value by over 10,000 Lebanese pounds, with the exchange rate nearing 70,000 to the dollar — a plunge that comes at a time when Lebanese were dreading the exchange rate reaching 50,000 to the dollar. Economist Jassem Ajaka told Arab News: “We are following in the footsteps of Venezuela. The central bank’s intervention to stop the local currency from depreciating this fast will not work as long as there is no government action.

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    Al Jazeera

    North Korea condemns US sending battle tanks to Ukraine

    The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has condemned the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight Russian forces, accusing Washington of crossing a “red line” and escalating a “proxy war” designed to destroy Moscow. The comments on Friday by Kim Yo Jong underscored North Korea’s deepening alignment with Russia over the war in Ukraine while it also confronts the US and its Asian allies about its own growing nuclear weapons and mis

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    Arab News

    Saudi heritage event in ancient Uqair port attracts more than 60,000 visitors

    RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, known as HADAF, concluded a cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Development and Logistics Program in Riyadh on Thursday, Jan. 26, to support the training and recruitment of national cadres in opportunities generated by program’s initiatives. In a joint statement, the two sides agreed to contribute to the development of human capital in support of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiatives.

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    Irish family in limbo as six-year Qatari court battle drags on over daughter's burns

    BEIRUT: In less than 24 hours, Lebanon’s currency dropped in value by over 10,000 Lebanese pounds, with the exchange rate nearing 70,000 to the dollar — a plunge that comes at a time when Lebanese were dreading the exchange rate reaching 50,000 to the dollar. Economist Jassem Ajaka told Arab News: “We are following in the footsteps of Venezuela. The central bank’s intervention to stop the local currency from depreciating this fast will not work as long as there is no government action.

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    Arab News

    France, Iraq sign comprehensive strategic partnership agreement — Elysee

    CAIRO: Egypt’s most renowned archaeologist has announced the discovery of dozens of new finds, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside Cairo. Zahi Hawass, a former government minister and director of the excavation, said the finds in Saqqara, close to the pyramids of Giza, dated back to the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties of the Old Kingdom, which ran from about 2500-2100 B.C. “The excavation work of the joint mission with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities discove

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    Brazilian pair win Australian Open mixed doubles title

    SAN DIEGO: Sam Ryder extended his lead to three shots in the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 in challenging wind in the second round Thursday on Torrey Pines’ South Course while Jon Rahm had an eagle and three straight birdies late in his 5-under 67 on the easier North Course to get under the cut line. Ryder survived both the Santa Ana wind and the tougher South Course with just one bogey to reach 12-under 132 and take a three-stroke lead over Brendan Steele, who shot a 70 on the South

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    Reuters Videos

    The Week in Numbers: Tesla strikes back

    STORY: From why a price war is paying off at Tesla, to more job cuts at big tech, this is the Week in Numbers. First up…$24.32 billion was the forecast-beating revenue at Tesla over the latest quarter. Boss Elon Musk says aggressive price cuts have ignited demand for the firm’s vehicles. And he’s betting demand will stay strong even if a recession comes. 3,900 is the number of job cuts at IBM. And that’s just the latest in a slew of big layoffs. Only this week, SAP said it would shed 3,000 posts

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    Reuters

    Putin discusses Russia's claim to giant chunk of Arctic Ocean seabed

    President Vladimir Putin held talks on Friday with top security officials about the status of Russia's efforts to legally expand the outer boundaries of its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Russia in 2021 filed a submission to the United Nations seeking to redefine its continental shelf, which is believed to contain vast untapped reservoirs of oil and gas. Moscow said at the time it wanted much more Arctic seabed, a move that has implications for Canada and Denmark who have their own cla

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    India's Gautam Adani: Asia's richest man in the eye of a storm

    India's Gautam Adani, the school drop-out turned billionaire who rose to become Asia's richest man, faces possibly the biggest challenge of his career after a U.S. short seller cast doubts on his business practices, hammering shares in his companies and his reputation. Adani, whose home state is Gujarat in western India, built his business empire from scratch after starting as a commodities trader. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails from the same state and their relationship has come u

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    Arab News

    Sweden tells citizens to avoid crowds in Turkiye after Qur'an burning

    Jason Brodsky, policy director at United Against Nuclear Iran, told Arab News that Friday’s arrests demonstrate that “there’s an absence of deterrents with respect to the Islamic Republic operating on US soil, and we have to change that calculus otherwise we can only expect more of these plots in the future. On Oct. 11, 2011, two Iranian nationals were charged in a federal court in New York with plotting to assassinate Al-Jubeir.

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    Spanish police seize 4.5 tons of cocaine off Canaries

    NEW DELHI: When the Vikram-S rocket was launched in November, it set a new milestone in India’s space industry — a success for the private players who recently entered a domain that for decades belonged only to the state. The privately built rocket took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and reached an apogee of 89.5 km, making its owners, Skyroot Aerospace, the first private Indian company to reach outer space.

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    Egypt Independent

    Israeli PM meets Jordan's king in Amman in first trip abroad since returning to office

    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Tuesday held talks with King Abdullah in Jordan. The visit comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries over a Jerusalem site holy to both Muslims and Jews over which Jordan has custodianship in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem. Background: Tensions have been high over the flashpoint complex known as Haram al-Sharif to Muslims and Temple Mount to Jews.

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    Al Jazeera

    Maldives ruling party holds high-stakes presidential primary

    Some also fear the vote could split the governing Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) ahead of September’s presidential election, as Nasheed has yet to state — even when pushed by reporters — whether he would back Solih if he were to lose. The Maldives has never seen a more contentious primary,” wrote Fazeena Ahmed, editor at Mihaaru, a prominent news site. Both Nasheed and Solih’s campaign teams have crossed the red line,” she said.

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    British explorer Mark Evans arrives at Shoubra Palace in Taif after 700km desert trek

    ABHA: For centuries, mountain tribes have maintained their traditional way of life in some of the world’s most isolated places, preserving a distinctive linguistic and cultural heritage that is rarely seen or heard by wider society. That is why Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region recently hosted the second annual Qemam International Festival for Mountain Performing Arts, inviting 14 international groups and 16 Saudi ensembles to share their unique dance and storytelling traditions.

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    Reuters

    Poland to send 60 modernised tanks to Ukraine in addition to Leopards

    Poland will send an additional 60 tanks to Ukraine on top of the 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks it has already pledged, the Polish prime minister said in an interview with Canadian television on Thursday. Warsaw, which has positioned itself as one of Kyiv's staunchest allies, had pressed hard for Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and to allow other countries to do so as well, a demand which Berlin agreed to on Wednesday. "Poland sent 250 tanks as the first country half a year ago or e

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    After 5 years in no man's land, last group of Rohingya enters Bangladesh

    MANILA: The murder of a Filipina worker whose body was found in a desert in Kuwait has sent a shockwave through the Philippines, where a two-week vigil will begin after her remains return to the country on Friday. Jullebee Ranara, 35, was one of more than 268,000 overseas Filipino workers — mostly women employed as domestic helpers — living in Kuwait. Her charred remains were discovered in a desert on Sunday.

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    Top U.S. Treasury official to warn UAE, Turkey over sanctions evasion

    The U.S. Treasury Department's top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose access to G7 markets if they do business with entities subject to U.S. curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. Brian Nelson, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, will travel to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey the week of Jan. 29 and meet with go

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    Psst: Get a Coveted Dyson Vacuum for Only $350 During the Brand's Deals Event

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    Qatari emir arrives in Saudi Arabia

    ABHA: For centuries, mountain tribes have maintained their traditional way of life in some of the world’s most isolated places, preserving a distinctive linguistic and cultural heritage that is rarely seen or heard by wider society. That is why Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region recently hosted the second annual Qemam International Festival for Mountain Performing Arts, inviting 14 international groups and 16 Saudi ensembles to share their unique dance and storytelling traditions.

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    Zelenskyy says Olympics chief should visit Ukraine front line

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to visit the front-line city of Bakhmut, where Ukraine’s soldiers are engaged in vicious battle with Russian forces. Zelenskyy extended the provocative invitation on Friday after the Olympic committee said a “pathway” should be explored to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part in the 2024 Paris Games.

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    Quran burned in front of Denmark mosque, Turkish embassy

    An anti-Islam activist has burned copies of the Muslim holy book near a Copenhagen mosque and outside the Turkish embassy in Denmark. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist who holds both Danish and Swedish citizenship, had already infuriated the Turkish government by staging a Quran-burning protest in Sweden on January 21. On Friday, he replicated the stunt in front of a mosque, as well as the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen, and promised to continue every Friday until Sweden is admitted into NATO.

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    Egypt Independent

    Health Minister participates in inaugural ceremony of mental support foundation

    Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Friday attended the inaugural ceremony of the “Fahim” Foundation for Psychological Support, which is directed by former immigration minister Nabila Makram. The event was also attended by ministers, ambassadors, governors, MPs, chairmen of national councils, public figures, members of international organizations, psychiatrists, writers, and representatives of civil society organizations.

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    Dozens dead as bus plunges off cliff in northern Peru

    STORY: Authorities said the accident took place in El Alto district of the coastal Talara province in Piura region, with a Talara public security official saying most of the deceased are from Haiti. A Piura government video captured the crash site, with bodies and people's belongings strewn all over the ground. The video later showed the bodies being transferred on trucks to a hospital. Peru's transportation supervisory agency SUTRAN confirmed the crash in a statement, without providing the numb

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    Denmark in talks with Israel to replace howitzers donated to Ukraine

    NAIROBI: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on a tour of Africa to shore up support for Russia, focusing on the “dynamics of the war in Ukraine,” Eritrea’s information minister said. Lavrov has been on a week-long charm offensive on the continent, starting in South Africa, which is planning joint military drills with Russia and China, and finishing off with a surprise trip to the reclusive Horn of Africa nation of Eritrea.

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    ULTRA Abu Dhabi music festival releases lineup of headliners for debut edition

    In that short span of time, Telfaz11’s film “Raven Song” became the latest Saudi submission to the Academy Awards, their theatrical release “Sattar” became the highest-grossing Saudi film in history, and their latest feature, “Al Khallat+,” just became the first Netflix original film from Saudi. This is not overnight success, of course,” Al-Kalthami explains to Arab News. It’s been 12 years of experience, 12 years of staying true to our stories, our philosophy, and our talents.

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    Footage released of hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband

    Footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of the former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has been made public on Friday morning, following petitions from news agencies to release the footage. The video depicts the events of October 28, 2022, when 42-year-old David DePape allegedly broke into the Pelosis’ residence in San Francisco, California, in what he has said was an attempt to assault the top Democrat, who was not at home at the time.

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    Al Jazeera

    Former NATO general Petr Pavel wins Czech presidential election

    Former army general Petr Pavel has won the race to become the new president of the Czech Republic, defeating billionaire Andrej Babis in a run-off vote on Saturday. The 61-year-old held was set to win more than 58 percent of the vote with nearly all voting districts counted. Babis, a former prime minister and polarising figure in Czech politics, conceded defeat and offered congratulations to Pavel.

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    Arab News

    Galtier concedes goalkeeper Keylor Navas could leave PSG

    Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait a while to lift his first Saudi silverware, after Al-Nassr fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Al-Ittihad in their Saudi Super Cup semi-final on Thursday. The victors will meet Al-Feiha, who recorded a surprise 1-0 victory over Al-Hilal earlier in the day, in the final on Sunday. Ronaldo, who was handed the captain’s armband for his second game with the league leaders, could have no complaints about the result.

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    Russia claims 14 killed in attack on hospital in eastern Ukraine

    Russia has accused the Ukrainian military of deliberately attacking a hospital in a Russian-held area of eastern Ukraine in what it said was a war crime that killed 14 people and wounded 24 patients and medical staff. There was no immediate response to the allegations from Ukraine on Saturday. The attack hit a hospital in the Russian-held settlement of Novoaidar and was carried out using a US-supplied HIMARS rocket launch system, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement.

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    Egypt Independent

    Schedule of events at Cairo International Book Fair on Friday

    On Friday, the second day of the 54th Cairo International Book Fair, held under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, Al-Masry Al-Youm published the schedule of various events that will be held, Friday, as announced by the Ministry of Culture. Artistic Events: Special art shows will be held, Friday, January 27, at the Plaza 2 Theater, at the following timings: – From 1 pm to 2 pm An artistic performance is scheduled by the Port Said Folklore Ensemble, which is affiliated with the General A

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    Al Jazeera

    What we know about Tyre Nichols's killing?

    Who was Tyre Nichols? Nichols was a Black motorist who died on January 10 in a hospital three days after he was beaten by police at a traffic stop. Nichols, 29, was a FedEx worker and father of a four-year-old boy.

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    Saudi Arabia's Qemam festival becomes an annual showcase for the world's mountain tribal cultures

    ABHA: For centuries, mountain tribes have maintained their traditional way of life in some of the world’s most isolated places, preserving a distinctive linguistic and cultural heritage that is rarely seen or heard by wider society. That is why Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region recently hosted the second annual Qemam International Festival for Mountain Performing Arts, inviting 14 international groups and 16 Saudi ensembles to share their unique dance and storytelling traditions.

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    Egypt Independent

    EFA member comments on Clattenburg's resignation

    Ehab al-Komy, a member of the Egyptian Football Association Board of Directors commented briefly on the resignation of former head of the Referees Committee with the EFA, Mark Clattenburg, describing it as a “crisis of morals”. We were seeking to develop the Egyptian arbitration system, and the current crisis is a crisis of morals among members of the sports system. Some want victory for clubs at the expense of morals,” he told the “Box to Box” program.

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    Israel promises swift response to synagogue shooting

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Saturday a "strong, swift and precise" response to a deadly Palestinian shooting attack near a synagogue on Jerusalem's outskirts, as its military sent more troops into the occupied West Bank. "We are not seeking escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario," Netanyahu said as he convened his security cabinet. He later said the security cabinet decided to increase gun permits for licensed civilians to defend against

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