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BREAKING: Lebanon Takes Military Action to Protect its Border from Syrian Jihadis

Fears of facing another Islamist militant attack on the Syrian border have led the Lebanese army to preemptively attack, shelling the outskirts of the northeastern Bekaa Valley area of Ras Baalbek, reports the Daily Star. Just last month Syria-based militants, allegedly linked to ISIS, launched a surprise attack on an Army post in Tallet al-Hamr, in an early morning attack on 23 January. This ...

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Etihad Airways Appoints First Female Emirati Airport Manager

Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed the first Emirati female airport manager in Japan.  Based in Nagoya, Fatima Al Kharousi will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s operations at Chubu Centrair International Airport and the smooth operation of its daily service between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya. Fatima joined Etihad Airways in 2009 as part of ...

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Arab Bank Group Net Profits Grow by 15% to Reach USD 577.2 Million in 2014 and 24.5% Dividend Distribution

Arab Bank Group reported net profit after tax and provisions of USD 577.2 million in 2014, a growth of 15% compared to the profit reported in the previous year. To enhance the Bank’s capital adequacy ratio and to further expand its business, the Board of Directors recommended distributing dividends of 24.5% for the year 2014, made up of cash dividends ...

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Business Leaders Launch National Campaign to Champion Diversity in the Workplace

The CEO of the Commonwealth Bank and the chairman of the country’s second largest telecommunications company are among a group of eminent business leaders who will feature in a national television campaign launched today to promote the economic benefits of Australia’s cultural diversity. The pioneering campaign showcases how Australia’s diverse workforce has contributed to the success and prosperity of many ...

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Video Games Help Doctors Diagnose Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In a world first, doctors at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have used computer gaming technology to help better diagnose patients suffering from a heart rhythm disease. This life threatening, electrical disorder kills 12% of Australians by stopping the heart from pumping blood effectively – causing sudden death.  Using the same technology that powers video games, researchers have been able ...

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FebFast is here and celebrating one million alcohol free days

FebFast is here and this year marks the one-millionth alcohol free day for the national health charity. Since 2007, FebFast has helped almost 50,000 people say ‘no’ to alcohol and raised more than $7 million to help kids with serious drug and alcohol problems. The campaign calls on Aussies to put themselves in the shoes of a young person with ...

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NSW Opposition Leader’s plans to regain voter confidence, starting with the Australian Arabic-speaking community

After the sudden resignation of NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson, Luke Foley was elected as his replacement. With the NSW state election just around the corner, Mr Foley has many obstacles to overcome. Not only will he have to run for the seat of Auburn in order to secure a spot in the Lower House but also has to convince ...

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A Cry for Peace: Religion, Politics, War and The Middle East

Bombs in Gaza, a civilian plane goes down in what Russia and Ukraine deem a warzone and in Mosul, Iraq, Christians are experiencing the wrath of Islamic extremism. Welcome to the world you live in. While the western media continues to fight for the secular ‘free world,’ Middle Eastern media outlets place religion at the forefront of almost all reporting. ...

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