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From refugees to earthquakes, Istanbul ready for a reshape, say city planners

Faced with a fast-growing population and risks from earthquakes and flooding, Istanbul must take bold steps to adapt and improve the quality of life...

France asked U.S. not to bomb Lafarge factory in Syria in 2014

France asked the United States in 2014 not to bomb a Lafarge cement plant in northern Syria, an area which was at the time...

Yarmuk, an epicentre of Syria’s bloody conflict

Poverty and exile, siege and starvation, jihadist rule and government shelling -- few places have seen more suffering in Syria's seven year, atrocity-filled war...

Libya’s women footballers struggle on and off pitch

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports...

Saudi graft suspects were physically abused

Prominent Saudis held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported Monday, describing...

Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory

Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family....

A hard sell? Saudi crown prince goes West to woo allies

Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to persuade his British and U.S. allies that "shock" reforms have made his country a better place to invest...

Russian plane crash at base in Syria kills 32

A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defence ministry said in a...

Turkey detains Iraqis plotting US embassy attack

Turkish police on Monday detained four Iraqis suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Ankara, media reports said. The group were held...

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

The misinterpretation of Islamic law and a lack of knowledge about inheritance rights are major hurdles in improving women's access to land in Muslim...

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