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Kuwaiti court scraps petrol price hike

Kuwaiti court scraps petrol price hike
Kuwait City - 

A Kuwaiti court on Wednesday ordered the government of the oil-rich Gulf state to abolish an increase in petrol prices nearly one month after it took effect.

Iran says it held manoeuvres with Italy in Strait of Hormuz

Tehran - 

An Italian frigate has held manoeuvres with two Iranian warships in the Strait of Hormuz after making a rare Western port call in the Islamic Republic, an Iranian commander said on Wednesday.

Etihad plane in emergency landing as engine fails

Abu Dhabi - 

An engine failure forced an Etihad Boeing 777 airliner to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi shortly after taking off for Sydney, the airline said Wednesday.

Two largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed

Two largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed
Aleppo  - 

An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure.

Syrian children relish return to school in ex-IS bastion

Syrian children relish return to school in ex-IS bastion
Manbij, Syria - 

Children rushed out into the schoolyard for break time on the first day of classes in the Syrian town of Manbij, ignoring the Islamic State group insignia on a nearby wall.

Turkey security body says emergency should be extended

Turkey security body says emergency should be extended

Istanbu - 

Turkey's top national security body chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said a three-month state of emergency imposed in the wake of the July 15 coup bid should be extended when it expires in October.

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport

Dubai - 

An unauthorised drone forced Dubai airport to halt air traffic for about half an hour on Wednesday in the second such incident in four months, the airport authority said.

Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

Damascus - 

Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.

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