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    Why all eyes are on the Middle East's new billion dollar museum

    Why all eyes are on the Middle East's new billion dollar museum


    On Saturday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public, more than 10 years after France agreed to loan the name of the Louvre to the United Arab Emirates as part of a deal with Agence France-Museums reportedly worth in excess of $1...

    On Saturday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public, more than 10 years after France agreed to loan the name of the Louvre to the United Arab Emirates as part of a deal with Agence France-Museums reportedly worth in excess of $1 billion.
    Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, charged with fraud

    Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, charged with fraud


    The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust Thursday over the alleged misuse of state funds at the couple's...

    The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust Thursday over the alleged misuse of state funds at the couple's residence.


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    A massive archaeological survey, using state-of-the-art technology, has been launched in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom prepares to develop its historic sites and open up to mainstream...

    A massive archaeological survey, using state-of-the-art technology, has been launched in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom prepares to develop its historic sites and open up to mainstream tourism.
    First UAE astronaut heading to ISS in 2019

    First UAE astronaut heading to ISS in 2019


    An agreement signed between the UAE and Russia will see the first Emirati astronaut head to the International Space Station in April...

    An agreement signed between the UAE and Russia will see the first Emirati astronaut head to the International Space Station in April 2019.
    Israel warns Hamas as tensions escalate over Gaza rockets and incendiary kites

    Israel warns Hamas as tensions escalate over Gaza rockets and incendiary kites


    In one of the biggest exchanges of fire between the two sides in years, militants in Gaza launched some 45 rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets, according to the Israel Defense Forces...

    In one of the biggest exchanges of fire between the two sides in years, militants in Gaza launched some 45 rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
    Aid for Iraqis affected by crisis in Mosul

    Aid for Iraqis affected by crisis in Mosul


    Iraqis in Mosul have lived in constant terror of ISIS. Several international aid organizations are on the ground in Iraq helping families who are...

    Iraqis in Mosul have lived in constant terror of ISIS. Several international aid organizations are on the ground in Iraq helping families who are affected.
    Nuri al-Maliki Fast Facts

    Nuri al-Maliki Fast Facts


    Read Fast Facts from CNN about the life of the former Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri...

    Read Fast Facts from CNN about the life of the former Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki.
    The women who campaigned to overturn Saudi's driving ban

    The women who campaigned to overturn Saudi's driving ban


    It was in the thick of the Arab Spring in 2011 when Manal al-Sharif first had herself recorded driving in Saudi Arabia. "You can have a PhD here and still not know how to drive," says Sharif during an eight-minute video about Saudi Arabia's female...

    It was in the thick of the Arab Spring in 2011 when Manal al-Sharif first had herself recorded driving in Saudi Arabia. "You can have a PhD here and still not know how to drive," says Sharif during an eight-minute video about Saudi Arabia's female driving ban.
    Israel responds to explosive kites with Gaza strikes

    Israel responds to explosive kites with Gaza strikes


    The strikes followed the launch of numerous kites from Gaza that were either carrying explosives or intended to start fires in southern...

    The strikes followed the launch of numerous kites from Gaza that were either carrying explosives or intended to start fires in southern Israel.
    Ex-Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran

    Ex-Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran


    Former Israeli Minister of Energy Gonen Segev has been arrested and charged with spying for Iran, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) revealed on...

    Former Israeli Minister of Energy Gonen Segev has been arrested and charged with spying for Iran, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) revealed on Monday.
    Living in Dubai is about to get easier

    Living in Dubai is about to get easier


    The UAE opens up to foreigners in a move to attract top talent and...

    The UAE opens up to foreigners in a move to attract top talent and investors.
    Angelina Jolie visits war-torn Mosul

    Angelina Jolie visits war-torn Mosul


    Angelina Jolie visited Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday to raise awareness of the dire humanitarian situation that plagues the city almost one year after its liberation from...

    Angelina Jolie visited Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday to raise awareness of the dire humanitarian situation that plagues the city almost one year after its liberation from ISIS.
    Thousands evacuate as battle intensifies near Yemen airport

    Thousands evacuate as battle intensifies near Yemen airport


    Thousands of civilians have been evacuating districts surrounding Hodeidah's airport Saturday as a Saudi-led coalition closes in on the Houthi-held city in Yemen, according to two...

    Thousands of civilians have been evacuating districts surrounding Hodeidah's airport Saturday as a Saudi-led coalition closes in on the Houthi-held city in Yemen, according to two sources.
    Civilians in Yemen port city fear all-out battle

    Civilians in Yemen port city fear all-out battle


    Hodeidah, the densely populated Houthi-held Yemeni port city, is bracing for the worst as it faces an all-out battle, humanitarian groups said...

    Hodeidah, the densely populated Houthi-held Yemeni port city, is bracing for the worst as it faces an all-out battle, humanitarian groups said Friday.
    Red Cross employee killed in Yemen

    Red Cross employee killed in Yemen


    A humanitarian aid worker was shot and killed in Yemen on Saturday morning after an attack on his vehicle, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)...

    A humanitarian aid worker was shot and killed in Yemen on Saturday morning after an attack on his vehicle, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
    The faces of Afghanistan

    The faces of Afghanistan


    Jens Umbach's portraits show Afghans against a stark white background. He wanted to keep the focus on the people and not the environment around...

    Jens Umbach's portraits show Afghans against a stark white background. He wanted to keep the focus on the people and not the environment around them.
    Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer detained again

    Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer detained again


    Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, was detained by security forces on Wednesday, according to her...

    Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, was detained by security forces on Wednesday, according to her family.
    Saudi-led forces ignore UN warnings, attack Yemen port city

    Saudi-led forces ignore UN warnings, attack Yemen port city


    An operation to recapture the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah got underway at dawn Wednesday, potentially putting a quarter of a million people at...

    An operation to recapture the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah got underway at dawn Wednesday, potentially putting a quarter of a million people at risk.
    Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

    Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy


    Six months after a selfie of Miss Universe contestants from Iraq and Israel was posted on Instagram and sparked an international incident, the two women have...

    Six months after a selfie of Miss Universe contestants from Iraq and Israel was posted on Instagram and sparked an international incident, the two women have reunited.
    The business of Ramadan

    The business of Ramadan


    For the UAE's business elites, working after dark is a whole different game during the month of...

    For the UAE's business elites, working after dark is a whole different game during the month of Ramadan.
    Fears grow of imminent attack on main humanitarian port in Yemen

    Fears grow of imminent attack on main humanitarian port in Yemen


    The United Nations is racing to avoid an imminent offensive on a major Yemeni port city considered a lifeline for the country's war-ravaged...

    The United Nations is racing to avoid an imminent offensive on a major Yemeni port city considered a lifeline for the country's war-ravaged population.