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Flydubai to Commence Operations to Chennai

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Flydubai to Commence Operations to Chennai

Dubai-based Flydubai has announced the addition of three new routes to its network. Flights to Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejran will commence in the first quarter of 2015, further expanding the carrier’s footprint to 89 destinations in 46 countries. With the addition of Nejran, Flydubai now operates to 12 cities in Saudi Arabia. The carrier will [...]

Al-Qa’ida Blames President Obama for the Murder of Hostage in Yemen

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Al-Qa’ida Blames President Obama for the Murder of Hostage in Yemen

By Rakesh Raman In a new video message released by the Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terrorist group has blamed the U.S. President Barack Obama for the murder of an American hostage Luke Somers last week. The video – which was posted on YouTube by the media wing of AQAP, Al Malahem Media [...]

U.S. Rescue Operation Fails. American Killed by Terrorists

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U.S. Rescue Operation Fails. American Killed by Terrorists

By Rakesh Raman The outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, confirmed today the murder of U.S. hostage Luke Somers by Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists. The U.S. Special Operations Forces had conducted a mission Friday in Yemen to rescue Somers, but Somers and a second non-U.S. citizen hostage were murdered by the AQAP [...]

Minnie Mouse and Spiderman to Sell Kids Nectars

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Minnie Mouse and Spiderman to Sell Kids Nectars

Del Monte has signed an agreement with the Walt Disney Company MENA for Disney and Marvel characters. Minnie Mouse and Spider-Man, two of the most iconic characters amongst children and families, will feature in a new range of fruit nectars. According to the company, these Del Monte Nectars are fortified with Vitamins B & C [...]

Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents in Libya: Report

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Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents in Libya: Report

According to Human Rights Watch, armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group Islamic State [...]

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Unveils The Dream

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Unveils The Dream

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel has released The Dream – a motion graphics video. It uses a double-exposure technique mirroring the aesthetic design of the hotel, its textures, vibrant colours and a kaleidoscope of Burj Al Arab patterns. The Dream showcases a number of the hotel’s most recognisable [...]

Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

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Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

By Dr. Behrooz Behbudi Dr. Behrooz Behbudi offers his opinion on the recent nuclear negotiations involving Iran: As on Monday in Geneva, Iran’s delegation entered talks with world powers to hammer out a lasting nuclear deal ahead of a deadline of 24 November, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier Mohammad Ali Jaffari declared that [...]

Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

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Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

By Rakesh Raman British citizen John Cantlie, who is now a hostage of the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), is featured in the new issue of its Dabiq magazine. In an article titled, “If I Were The US President Today…,” Cantlie accuses the U.S. President Barack Obama, saying: “$424 million dollars’ [...]

ISIS Controls Derna in Libya; Nearing European Union

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ISIS Controls Derna in Libya; Nearing European Union

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State (IS or ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and its affiliate terrorist groups have now taken complete control of Derna, a city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya. The city has a population of 80,000 and it is near Egyptian border. Last month, ISIS had [...]

ISIS Kills American Aid Worker Peter Kassig. Video Released

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ISIS Kills American Aid Worker Peter Kassig. Video Released

By Rakesh Raman “We are heartbroken to learn that our son has lost his life as a result of his love for the Syrian people,” said the parents of a U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman (formerly Peter) Kassig who was beheaded by the Islamic State (IS or ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) on [...]

What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

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What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State (or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) has decided to produce its own currency in the form of gold, silver, and copper coins to be called Islamic Dinars. While the new currency may not be initially acceptable in other parts of the world, ISIS plans to use [...]

Meet the 55 Richest People in Africa

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Meet the 55 Richest People in Africa

Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service, today released its second annual ranking of Africa’s wealthiest people. ‘The Richest People in Africa’ list is a compilation of the continent’s wealthiest individuals. In 2014, Ventures Africa has tallied 55 African billionaires, with a net worth totalling $161.7 billion. This year, Africa welcomed five new [...]

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