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Verstappen on pole in Australia as Mercedes bounce back

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1680333076314146300 Sat, 2023-04-01 07:09 MELBOURNE: Double world champion Max Verstappen claimed pole on Saturday for the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell, but his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez had a torrid time and will start last. In overcast and cool conditions, Lewis Hamilton in the other […]

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Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar discusses the new record from his project Interbellum 

Author:  article author:  Adam Grundey Fri, 2023-03-31 10:00 DUBAI: Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar was in Berlin writing songs for the third album from his project Interbellum (Mattar and a revolving lineup of his peers from Beirut’s music scene) — “Our House Is Very Beautiful At Night” — when his hometown of Beirut was rocked by […]

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Fashion lovers show off race-day attire at Dubai World Cup

article author:  Arab News Sun, 2023-03-26 09:42 DUBAI: Fashion lovers from across the Middle East and beyond descended on the Dubai World Cup on Saturday to take in the horse races and show off their race-day attire. Saudi Arabia-based influencer Tamaraah Al-Gabbani paid tribute to the Kingdom’s upcoming smart city NEOM with an attention-grabbing headpiece that […]

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Afghan Taliban raid in Kabul kills 3 Daesh members

Author:  article author:  AP Wed, 2023-03-22 09:47 ISLAMABAD: An overnight raid by Taliban forces in Afghanistan’s capital killed three members of the extremist Daesh group, a Taliban spokesman said on Wednesday. The regional affiliate of the Daesh group — known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province — has been the key rival of the […]

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Afghanistan school year starts but no classes held

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1679381822558722800 Tue, 2023-03-21 06:55 KABUL: Afghanistan’s schools reopened Tuesday for the new academic year, but no classes were held as students were unaware of the start and hundreds of thousands of teenage girls remain barred from attending class. Afghanistan is the only country in the world where girls are […]

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Sharjah Self-Defense victorious at AJP Tour Abu Dhabi International Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Author:  article author:  Arab News Mon, 2023-03-20 09:55 ABU DHABI: The AJP Tour Abu Dhabi International Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship ended at Mubadala Arena on Sunday with Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club the big winners, forcing Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club to settle for second and Al-Ain to take third. The event was organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, […]

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Australia to buy up to 220 Tomahawk missiles from the US as Pacific arms race heats up

Author:  article author:  AP Fri, 2023-03-17 05:54 CANBERRA: Australia said it’s planning to buy up to 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States after the US State Department approved the sale Friday. The deal comes days after Australia announced it would buy nuclear-powered attack submarines from the US to modernize its fleet amid growing […]