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Swiss police detain football officials ahead of FIFA congress

Six football officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of US authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. Sepp Blatter was not among them.
  • For a Daesh fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate’s heart

    The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Daesh group's self-proclaimed "caliphate”, Syrian fighter Abu Bilal Al Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online.

  • Syria says it carried out deadly air raid on Daesh stronghold

    The Syrian air force hit an Daesh-controlled air base in Raqqa province on Tuesday, killing more than 140 militants, state media said, striking the jihadist group in its Syrian stronghold a week after it seized Palmyra from the government.


Authorities brace for influx of Gulf tourists, expats

Authorities are gearing up to receive tens of thousands of visitors.

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