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US warplanes target ISIL in Libya for first time

US warplanes target ISIL in Libya for first time

US warplanes have carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Libyan city of Sirte for the first time, the…

Houthi rebels reject UN draft peace plan

Houthi rebels reject UN draft peace plan

Yemeni government negotiators have decided to leave peace talks in Kuwait after Houthi rebels rejected a United Nations proposal aimed at ending their country’s war. Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi said on…

Pope Francis : Not right to identify Islam with violence

Pope Francis : Not right to identify Islam with violence

Pope Francis has condemned the habit of linking Islam with terrorism, saying that “nearly all religions” have a “small group of fundamentalists”. Reporters aboard the Catholic leader’s plane flying him…

Ceramic objects turn into artworks in talented hands in Turkey’s Avanos

Ceramic objects turn into artworks in talented hands in Turkey’s Avanos

Sculpted in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir’s Avanos, a town famous for its crafts, ceramic vases and plates are being transformed into works of art in the hands of…

NTP approves SR26bn tourism initiatives

NTP approves SR26bn tourism initiatives

The National Transformation Program approved 13 initiatives to support the agenda of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage at a cost of more than SR26 billion. Initiatives include…

Syria’s civil war : Rebels push to break Aleppo siege

Syria’s civil war : Rebels push to break Aleppo siege

Syrian rebels have launched an offensive aimed at breaking a government siege of eastern Aleppo, where the UN estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical supplies.…

Turkey detains 11 involved in bid to ‘kidnap’ Erdogan

Turkey detains 11 involved in bid to ‘kidnap’ Erdogan

Turkish special forces have captured 11 soldiers suspected of being involved in a bid to seize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last month’s failed coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu Agency has…

Turkey threatens to back away from refugee deal with EU

Turkey threatens to back away from refugee deal with EU

Turkey would have to back out of its agreement with the European Union (EU) to stem the flow of refugees and migrants into the bloc if the EU does not…

Taliban truck bomb hits Northgate hotel in Kabul

Taliban truck bomb hits Northgate hotel in Kabul

A Taliban truck bomb has struck a heavily guarded hotel for foreigners in the Afghan capital, just days after the deadliest attack in Kabul for 15 years. At least one policeman was killed…