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Turkey orders arrest of judges who sought release of Erdogan foes

Turkey orders arrest of judges who sought release of Erdogan foes

Turkish authorities on Thursday issued arrest warrants for two judges in a legal standoff over an order to release 75 suspects detained on suspicion of plotting to overthrow Turkey’s President…

Turkey’s EU ambitions complicated by row over Armenia genocide: Hahn

Turkey’s EU ambitions complicated by row over Armenia genocide: Hahn

Turkey’s backlash against European countries that call Ottoman Turks’ 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide will complicate Ankara’s ambitions to join the European Union, the commissioner in charge of EU enlargement…

Saudi king Salman appoints nephew as crown prince

Saudi king Salman appoints nephew as crown prince

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has named his powerful interior minister as heir in a major reshuffle that also saw the world’s longest-serving foreign minister replaced. A royal decree removed Crown…

Sudan’s pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt’s, go unvisited

Sudan’s pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt’s, go unvisited

The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely…

Islamic banking industry in KSA set to reach $683 billion by 2019

Islamic banking industry in KSA set to reach $683 billion by 2019

The Islamic banking industry in Saudi Arabia is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019, according to EY’s World Islamic Banking Competitiveness report. Saudi Arabia has been…

US says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

US says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the…

Aid groups warn of humanitarian situation in Yemen

Aid groups warn of humanitarian situation in Yemen

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is deteriorating, relief officials say, amid continued clashes and air raids targeting Houthi fighters. Weapons depots used by the Houthis in the capital Sanaa were…

Hamas victory in student vote at Birzeit University

Hamas victory in student vote at Birzeit University

West Bank analysts and party representatives are attributing the victory of a Hamas-aligned group in student council elections last week to growing public frustration with Fatah and the Palestinian Authority…

UN blames Israel for school attacks

UN blames Israel for school attacks

A UN inquiry has blamed Israeli security forces for seven deadly attacks on UN schools in Gaza that were used as shelters for safety during last year’s offensive. UN Secretary…

Workers killed in Saudi building collapse

Workers killed in Saudi building collapse

A building under construction northwest of the Saudi capital has collapsed killing four workers, and leaving up to 50 workers trapped under rubble, officials said. The collapse on Monday happened…

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