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Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. special operations forces made a failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage by Islamic extremists in Syria earlier this summer, the White House said in a statement.
UAE. "In theory, patients can be quickly identified and isolated, but under fragile healthcare systems, and failing infrastructure, protection is not that simple. But there are ways to rebuff it."
INTERNATIONAL. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas men since it launched its offensive on Gaza six week ago.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's the largest single aid push we have mounted in more than a decade," UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

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date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Rising geopolitical tensions and slowing global growth; GCC markets remain steady in spite of increased global volatility; Commodity prices soft on China bank data.
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. "In the short term, Erdogan's election signals a sign for continuity for Turkey. However, in the medium to longer term, questions remain. As in any political arena, a concentration of power and reduction of checks and balances carries negative risks."
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Dubai has a bold vision to become the world's most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai's Tourism department, Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen.

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INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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