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Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.... Read full article

ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

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Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6. An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain ... Read full article

Egypt’s Cinema Veteran Nour El-Sherif Dies At 69

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Egypt mourns the loss of one of its most esteemed actors, Nour El-Sherif, who has passed away on Tuesday at the age of 69 after putting up a battle with illness, state-owned MENA reported.... Read full article

Sisi to Unveil 'New Suez Canal' as Egypt Makes History

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday inaugurates a "new" Suez Canal in a historic moment of national pride, as Egypt seeks to boost its economy and international standing.... Read full article

Australia ranks in the top 10 of the 23 richest countries in the world

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Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore: On top of sharing the particularity of being some of the smallest countries in the world, they are also the three richest countries in the world, according to an analysis by the Global Finance Magazine.... Read full article

Australian woman jailed in Abu Dhabi over Facebook post

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An Australian woman has been jailed in Abu Dhabi, pending her deportation, for a cyber-crime offence after she posted a picture of a car parked across two disabled parking spaces outside her apartment.... Read full article

Omar Sharif: Lawrence of Arabia star dies aged 83

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Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83.... Read full article

Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo: AFP journalist

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Cairo (AFP) - A powerful blast hit the Italian consulate in the Egyptian capital on Saturday, wounding two policemen and three passers-by, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported.... Read full article

Lebanon Opens Its Borders To Receive The 5000 Assyrian Christians Fleeing From ISIS

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Assyrian Christians fleeing the Islamic State ISIS are now welcome to take refuge in Lebanon because their humanitarian case is exceptional, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said.... Read full article

ISIS kidnaps 70 Christians in Syria: activists

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ISIS have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.... Read full article

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