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At least 20 Dead in Siege by Suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso Hotel

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 – At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility. Security forces began

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Totally Covered

Emaar chief: Insurance to cover loss of revenue due to the Address Downtown fire BY LEILA HATOUM Dubai’s real estate developer, Emaar Properties PJSC “will not” suffer from financial losses, after a fire engulfed its iconic downtown Address Hotel on New Year’s Eve, and the company is adamant at “restoring the hotel to its former

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Firefighters Tackle Dubai Blaze After All-night Effort, Investigate Cause

DUBAI, Jan 1 – Firefighters on Friday appeared to have mostly extinguished a blaze that suddenly engulfed one of Dubai’s most prominent skyscrapers on New Year’s Eve, witnesses said. Plumes of white smoke still emanated from the charred, 63-storey Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block at daybreak, but civil defense crews had mostly extinguished

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The Royal Treatment

Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Palace, once the home of the richest man in the world, is now a hotel even the untitled can enjoy BY Graham Boynton One of the greatest benefits of the democratization of travel is the entrée mere mortals have been given to lives and cultures that previously were inaccessible to all but a

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Car Bomb Kills Three at Hotel Housing Election Judges in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO, Nov 24 – A car bomb exploded outside a hotel housing election judges in Egypt’s North Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 14, security and medical sources said. The blasts in the provincial capital of Al Arish came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed. Egyptian state

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Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Somali Hotel Attack

MOGADISHU, Nov 1 (Reuters)  Two bombs ripped into a hotel in the Somali capital on Sunday and security forces fought Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen, who stormed the building for hours afterwards, police and witnesses said. At least 11 people were killed. Al Shabaab, which has frequently launched attacks in Mogadishu in its bid to topple

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