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    Dubai ruler's wife flees to Europe, he writes her a furious poem in return

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and one of the world’s richest men at the moment, has penned an angry poem aimed at his runaway wife and the treachery and betrayal she has put him.

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    IndiGo faces server issues; 63 flights delayed

    IndiGo passengers had a difficult time on Monday after a server glitch delayed 63 flights at the Bengaluru airport for more than half-an-hour.The reservation system, which conked out at 4.29 am, could be restored only.

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    Passenger aircraft returns to airport post-takeoff, after passenger forgets baby

    A Saudi airlines aircraft turned around and returned back to the airport after taking off from Jeddah after a passenger forgot her baby at the airport, Gulf News reported on Monday.

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    British Airways to resume Pakistan flights decade after hotel bombing

    British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next year after a 10-year absence following an Islamist militant truck bomb that killed more than 50 people at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.

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    Modi unveils towering statue of India's independence leader

    India's prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a key independence leader and the country's first home minister after British colonialists left in 1947.

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    Why flight attendants dislike Indian travellers

    Indians have a really bad reputation when it comes to air travel. After an Emirates flight from Kerala made a hard landing in Dubai last month, an ex-flight attendant referred to the panicked.

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    India's billon-dollar battle to build the world's biggest statue

    The world’s biggest statue is rising in a remote corner of India to honour an independence hero but it could quickly be outdone by a monument to a Hindu warrior king in the sea off Mumbai.

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    Turkish summer volunteers forgo beaches to harvest lavender

    The Akçaköy Lavender Field in Burdur province's Yeşilova district is the biggest lavender field in Turkey in terms of production and hosts 150 volunteers throughout the harvest season.

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    Iraq’s first Kurdish airline launched

    IS delayed our project but today, we mark real progress,” said the airline’s chief executive, Laund Sheikh Mamundi, explaining the three-year delay since Fly Erbil first announced its launch.

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    What Makes Dubai a 5-Star Real Estate Investment Destination

    The Dubai Land Department (DLD) recorded 69,069 real estate transactions with a total value exceeding Dh285 billion ($77.6 billion) in 2017, including Dh107 billion ($29.15 billion) investment.

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    The Damask Rose, the queen of flowers and Syria’s Ambassador to the world

    Beyond being known for its heady fragrance, the Damask Rose (Damascene Rose or Rosa Damascena) is described as the queen of flowers and the ambassador of Syria to the world.

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    Al-Ahsa — the largest date-palm oasis in the world

    Dates are a staple in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, both in their own right and as a common ingredient in local dishes. In particular, they form an important part of the diet of Muslims.

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    China launches new Iran train route

    China on Thursday launched a freight train service that connects its northern regions to Iran’s capital Tehran in what could be a major connectivity project of vital importance to the flow of trade between.

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    Sharia-free vacation plans for Saudi Arabia

    Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced plans to build beach resorts on the Red Sea as part of a project that will include luxury hotels, residential units, and transport infrastructure on 50 islands and along.

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    Border row: China issues safety advisory for its citizens in India

    China has issued a notice to its nationals in India asking them to pay close attention to their "personal safety and local security situation", amid a border standoff between the two countries.

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    US to court reinstates Trump travel ban

    The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people.

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    Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana

    Opening the largest marine park in Central Asia is a cultural and historical event and was part of the run-up to EXPO 2017. A grandiose show was prepared for 400 children. Capital resident Lyazzat Bersebayeva.

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    India,Afghanistan start air freight corridor to bypass Pak

    An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday.

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    Tajikistan,Uzbekistan resume flights after 25years

    After a 25-year break, fractious Central Asian neighbors Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have reestablished regular connecting flights, a spokeswoman at Tajikistan's international airport told AFP Tuesday.

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    The Kashmir garden that made Shah Jehan green with envy (and other tales of spring in the Valley)

    In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have referred to Kashmir as his private garden: during his reign, only the highest ranking courtiers were allowed entry here.

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    Flying While Muslim

    Muslims have been getting kicked off flights at an increasingly alarming rate in the last few months. The justification for removing Muslims from flights has varied from case to case, but many seem to be based solely.

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    Kuwait lifts ban on visa for Pakistanis after six years

    Authorities in Kuwait have decided to lift a six-year-old ban on visas for Pakistani citizens, the state-run APP news agency quoted a news channel as saying.

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    1,500 people and 500 tons of luggage -- here's how the Saudi king travels

    The King will spend a few days in Jakarta and West Java before heading to the popular tourist island of Bali on the Indonesian leg of a month-long Asia tour that's already taken him to Malaysia

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    Uzbekistan, Tajikistan flights open new chapter in ties

    A plane carrying paying customers, officials and reporters completed the first commercial flight between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for the first time in 25 years, signaling a hopeful new chapter in the two countries.

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