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Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'
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Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'

Resurrection: Ertuğrul glorifies valour and bravery, but also warmth and tenderness.

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
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In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused

In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nawayath Muslims in Karnataka's Bhatkal junk orthodoxy of Tablighi Jamaat, help authorities quarantine vulnerable, feed poor
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nawayath Muslims in Karnataka's Bhatkal junk orthodoxy of Tablighi Jamaat, help authorities quarantine vulnerable, feed poor

When the rest of the country was grappling with Tablighi’s googly, Muslims from Bhatkal did not wait for the community leaders from the state outside to give diktats or plead them to cooperate with the government for implementing total lockdown or social distancing.

Saudi Arabia plans to boost oil exports to 10.6 million bpd from May as domestic consumption declines
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Saudi Arabia plans to boost oil exports to 10.6 million bpd from May as domestic consumption declines

Saudi oil exports are expected to rise in April after Aramco cut its official selling prices to stimulate demand, but a sharp increase now appears less likely as demand plummets.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Indians among 42 new cases in Singapore, taking total number of infections in country to 844
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Indians among 42 new cases in Singapore, taking total number of infections in country to 844

Of the new cases, 24 are imported ones and have a travel history to Europe, North America, Middle East, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other parts of Asia, the ministry said in a statement

Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones

The Norwegian Refugee Council said it was unable to reach people in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, where authorities have imposed strict measures to halt the spread of the virus

Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
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Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'

The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.

Baaghi 3 movie review: Tiger Shroff plays Tiger Shroff in a Tiger Shroff film
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Baaghi 3 movie review: Tiger Shroff plays Tiger Shroff in a Tiger Shroff film

You can imagine how uninspiring the script is that despite all this high-adrenaline action, Baaghi 3 lacks fire.

Saudi Arabia halts entry to Mecca over fears of coronavirus outbreak; move comes just months ahead of annual hajj
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Saudi Arabia halts entry to Mecca over fears of coronavirus outbreak; move comes just months ahead of annual hajj

Saudi Arabia halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as West Asia has over 220 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

As women in Arab Gulf fight for their rights, rulers need support from conservative citizens, religious leaders
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As women in Arab Gulf fight for their rights, rulers need support from conservative citizens, religious leaders

As political and religious leaders in the Gulf push their national agendas, women must find their own ways to balance newfound freedoms with existing social and religious pressures.

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down Ukraine jetliner 'by mistake' that killed all 176 onboard; admission alters narrative over tensions with US
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Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down Ukraine jetliner 'by mistake' that killed all 176 onboard; admission alters narrative over tensions with US

In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard undermined the credibility of information provided by senior officials, who for three days had adamantly dismissed allegations of a missile strike as Western propaganda.

Qassem Soleimani killing: US House passes war powers resolution in bid to limit Donald Trump's action against Iran
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Qassem Soleimani killing: US House passes war powers resolution in bid to limit Donald Trump's action against Iran

Republicans have largely supported Trump's actions, saying the president was well within his power to take out Iran's architect of proxy operations against Americans in the Middle East. The US considered Soleimani a terrorist.

US-Iran tensions: Commercial airlines reroute flights crossing West Asia to avoid danger amid escalating conflict
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US-Iran tensions: Commercial airlines reroute flights crossing West Asia to avoid danger amid escalating conflict

Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the West Asia to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

General Qassem Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran, day after he was killed in US drone strike; mourners flock Ahvaz streets to pay homage
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General Qassem Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran, day after he was killed in US drone strike; mourners flock Ahvaz streets to pay homage

Soleimani's death on Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge

In his sequel to Jasmine Days, Benyamin explores literary censorship, the aftermath of a failed revolution
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In his sequel to Jasmine Days, Benyamin explores literary censorship, the aftermath of a failed revolution

Autocratic governments do not like freedom of speech, says Benyamin. He says the conviction within people that prompts them to rebel against dominant forces and act in ways that could even land them in prison should serve as a lesson to all governments.

US men's national team's training camp in Qatar cancelled after unrest in Middle East
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US men's national team's training camp in Qatar cancelled after unrest in Middle East

Men’s US national team has called off plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp following unrest in the Middle East, US Soccer said on Friday

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran
World

Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran

Financial Times picks first female editor Roula Khalaf in daily's 131-year-old history; chosen for her 'sound judgment, integrity'
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Financial Times picks first female editor Roula Khalaf in daily's 131-year-old history; chosen for her 'sound judgment, integrity'

Before joining the FT in 1995, Khalaf worked at Forbes in New York and earned a master’s at Columbia University and graduated from Syracuse University.

Genes from ancient Roman civilization resembles those from the Mediterranean, Middle East
science

Genes from ancient Roman civilization resembles those from the Mediterranean, Middle East

The diversity among people increased in 27 BCE to 300 CE, with the empire stretching from North Africa to Britain to the Middle East.