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New Qatar emir gives first address

The new emir of the State of Qatar has made his first public address since taking over from his father, who he praised as the architect of the Gulf State. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday addressed his nation and international audiences in a speech that promised to continue with...

Fadl Shaker: Lebanon crooner turned fugitive militant

Once adored by women for his warm voice and good looks, Lebanese crooner Fadl Shaker followed an unlikely path to become an Islamist militant now on the run with fellow fugitive Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir. The pair are now being sought in a nationwide manhunt after clashes between Assir and his...