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Philippines’ tourist island Boracay shuts down for rehabilitation

Philippines’ tourist island Boracay shuts down for rehabilitation

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RIYADH: The Al-Masmak fort in the heart of Riyadh holds a prominent place in Saudi Arabia’s history and — 150 years after being built — is telling the story of the Kingdom’s birth via a 3D virtual tour. The fort is home to a museum that has become an important historical destination and focal point for…
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Follow the leader: 6 Arab men making waves on Instagram

Follow the leader: 6 Arab men making waves on Instagram

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WASHINGTON: Melania, or more specifically Melania’s hat, what were you saying?The media and the Twitterverse had a big time Tuesday with the first lady’s I-spy chapeau, a wide-brim number designed by Herve Pierre that would have been perfect had the sun been out in Washington.It was a grand topper for Mrs. Trump’s bright white Michael…
Singer Souad Massi to hold concert at Mawazine festival in Morocco this year

Singer Souad Massi to hold concert at Mawazine festival in Morocco this year

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ADDIS ABABA: Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said.The call comes after the museum, one of London’s most popular tourist attractions, put Ethiopian treasures plundered by British forces on display.“Well, it would be…
Grow vegetables not poppies, authorities urge locals after destroying opium crop

Grow vegetables not poppies, authorities urge locals after destroying opium crop

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BORACAY: With postcard-perfect views of the Philippines’ most treasured island behind them, laborers hammer away at the walls of the Boracay West Cove resort, demolishing them one chunk at a time.The resort is being reduced to piles of rock and steel rods, the first in a wave of demolitions of illegal structures on the tourist…