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As Sherihan’s magical performance in Vodafone Egypt’s Ramadan advertisement evoked feelings of nostalgia throughout the Middle East, Yousra Samir Imran reminisces about what the female icon means to the region.

Dozens were killed in a maritime accident in Bangladesh on Monday.

British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

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British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

Moshe Bergman, a trainee rabbi from Salford, has been named as a victim of the recent crush in Israel, which killed 45 people.

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

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Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

A fire at a tanker has killed seven and injured 14 in Kabul.

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

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Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

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44 killed in Israel pilgrimage stampede

At least 44 people celebrating the Jewish festival of Lag BaOmer died in a stampede at a pilgrimage site in the north of Israel on Friday, rescue services said.

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What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, writes ...

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Indonesia military says missing submarine 'sank with dozens aboard'

Authorities have said the KRI Nanggala 402 was equipped with enough oxygen for only three days after losing power, a deadline that passed on ...

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Indonesia navy searching for submarine with 53 aboard

Indonesia's military crew is searching for a KRI Nanggala 402 submarine which has 53 crew members aboard.

Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

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Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, ...

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Mo Salah offers condolences to Egypt train crash victims

Moh Salah wrote a message of support on Facebook for victims of the Egypt train crash.

11 dead, almost 100 hurt in Egypt train <em>accident</em>

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11 dead, almost 100 hurt in Egypt train accident

A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured.

Nearly 100 hurt in Egypt train <em>accident</em>: health ministry

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Nearly 100 hurt in Egypt train accident: health ministry

At least 97 people have been injured in a train accident in Toukh, a small town north of Cairo.

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

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Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

20 killed, 3 injured in southern Egypt crash

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20 killed, 3 injured in southern Egypt crash

A bus travelling from Cairo turned over while trying to pass a truck on a highway in the southern province of Assuit. The two vehicles collided, ...

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34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

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Israel 'of course' behind nuclear site attack: Iran

Iran's foreign minister Saeed Khatibzadeh blamed 'the Zionist regime' behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday.

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Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

During the US Defence Minister Lloyd Austin to Israel, Benny Gantz said that Israel will work with the US regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

Egypt train crash driver was 'not at the controls'

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Egypt train crash driver was 'not at the controls'

The prosecution put the blame on the drier and his assistant regarding the train crash that killed 20 and injured 199 last month in Egypt.

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution ...

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has died: palace

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has died: palace

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

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Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

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