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At least 12 Afghan soldiers die in ‘insider attack’

At least 12 Afghan soldiers die in ‘insider attack’

At least 12 Afghan soldiers have been killed at a checkpoint in a Taliban attack that was facilitated by two of the victims’ comrades in northern Kunduz province. Mahmood Danish, the…

Iran’s Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Iran’s Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he is not running to reclaim his old post, following advice from the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “You advised me it’s…

‘If we lose this generation, we lose Syria’

‘If we lose this generation, we lose Syria’

Megan O’Toole : When 10-year-old Rahaf Alewi remembers Syria, she does not think about the bombs that drove her family from their Aleppo home. She pictures their sunny village in the countryside,…

Civilians killed in powerful suicide attack in Baghdad

Civilians killed in powerful suicide attack in Baghdad

A series of bomb blasts has killed at least 15 people and wounded 55 others in Baghdad, according to police and medics. In the first attack on Tuesday, a lone bomber detonated…

Aleppo civilians pay the price as bombardment continues

Aleppo civilians pay the price as bombardment continues

Rescue workers in Aleppo struggled to help hundreds of wounded Syrians trapped in a massive Russian-backed government air offensive as the bloody battle to recapture the key city entered its fifth…

EU launches programme to issue cash cards to migrants in Turkey

EU launches programme to issue cash cards to migrants in Turkey

The European Union launched a programme on Monday to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will…

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers’ pay, cuts public sector bonuses

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers’ pay, cuts public sector bonuses

Saudi Arabia will cut ministers’ salaries by 20 percent and scale back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the most drastic measures yet by the energy-rich kingdom…

Saudi Aramco eyes $334bn investment by 2025

Saudi Aramco eyes $334bn investment by 2025

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco plans to invest a total of about $334bn by 2025, including spending on infrastructure and projects to maintain oil capacity. Senior Aramco official Abdulaziz…

Ten Turkish troops killed in two separate ‘PKK attacks’

Ten Turkish troops killed in two separate ‘PKK attacks’

Ten members of the Turkish security forces have been killed in two separate attacks in southeastern Turkey blamed on Kurdish fighters, according to local media reports. Six Turkish soldiers were…

Qatar-Indonesia $1bn JIF’s first investment by end of this year

Qatar-Indonesia $1bn JIF’s first investment by end of this year

The $1 billion Qatar-Indonesia joint infrastructure fund (JIF) will soon start investing in various upcoming infrastructure projects in Indonesia, a top envoy has said. Talking to Qatar Tribune on the…