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Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:06:37 GMT

Turkey president vows to "suffocate" efforts to train Kurdish fighters and create a new border force.



Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:35:18 GMT

Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.



Moshe Holtzberg: Boy who survived 2008 attack returns to Mumbai

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:07:53 GMT

Moshe Holtzberg, 11, has been living in Israel since being saved from gunmen by his Indian nanny.



Baghdad suicide bombers kill dozens in attack on labourers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:02:11 GMT

At least 35 people die and 90 are injured in a double attack on a square used by day labourers.



Saudi Ritz 'gilded jail' hotel to reopen

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:02:30 GMT

The hotel has been a luxury detention centre for dozens of princes held on suspicion of corruption.



Hisham al-Omeisy: Yemen rebels release activist after five months

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:26:15 GMT

Hisham al-Omeisy, a leading commentator on the civil war, was held for five months without charge.



Looking for my brother

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:40:51 GMT

Amer hasn't heard from his brother Mohamed since he was arrested and put in an IS jail.



Is this the world's oldest tattoo parlour?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:07:47 GMT

Wassim Razzouk's family has been tattooing pilgrims to Jerusalem for at least 25 generations.



Horror and hope: The artists defying IS terror

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:13:20 GMT

Artists in the Middle East reflect on life under the group’s brutal rule and try to revive the heritage it destroyed.



Syria shelling: 'They used to tell me I was beautiful'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:19:46 GMT

One shell in Syria can change a life forever. Meet the Syrian girls who just want to be beautiful again.



Moshe Holtzberg: The Israeli boy who survived 2008 Mumbai attack

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:09:19 GMT

"I am very happy", Moshe Holtzberg, now 11, told reporters in Hindi as he arrived in Mumbai.



Saudi Arabia: How women are making football history

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:11:24 GMT

In the country's latest move toward social reform, female soccer fans are taking to the stands.



Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:28:04 GMT

In Iran, many ordinary citizens are engaged in a battle of wits as the authorities block popular apps and social media services.



Syrian shoe-shine refugee photo wins Turkish hearts

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:15:45 GMT

A photograph of a Syrian refugee gazing into a gym has resulted in a free lifetime membership



Fauda: The drama lifting the lid on Israeli snatch squads

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:15:49 GMT

Jane Corbin explores how close to real life is the Israeli undercover snatch-squad TV hit Fauda.



Saudi footballer in trouble for dabbing

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:35:32 GMT

A professional player has been reported to the Saudi authorities on Twitter for pulling the dance move.



Why evangelicals support Trump on Jerusalem

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:01:00 GMT

Do evangelicals support Trump's policy because of a belief in Armageddon and the End Times?