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Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address, Mr. Putin called for an end to what he called double standards, and halting any backing of terror groups. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a broad international front against terrorism and accused Turkey of trading oil with the Islamic State group. Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address, Mr. Putin…

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Qatar was hit by heavy flooding today causing gridlock on the desert country’s roads as well as closures of schools and the US embassy. Overnight rain made many roads near impassable for commuters amid reports on social media that even Doha’s Hamad International Airport was affected, due to leaks at the estimated USD 17 billion…

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A twisting skyscraper that towers over the Basra province in Iraq could become the world’s tallest building, if the plans come to fruition. AMBS Architects, which was founded by Iraqi architect Ali Mousawi, have designed a 230-storey building as part of a new masterplan for the city. The overarching plan, commissioned by the Basra Governorate, aims to maximise the…