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Photo courtesty of tribune.com.pk Saudi police arrest 33 'terror' suspects, including one Kazakh Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens and one Kazakhstani among 33 'terror' suspects.
01 февраля 2016
Iran boosts oil production by 500K, condemns new sanctions Iran announced a major boost in oil production on Monday after the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear deal.
19 января 2016
Germany stunned by rash of New Year's sex assaults The German government condemned dozens of coordinated sexual assaults against women on New Year's Eve in Cologne blamed on Arab men.
05 января 2016
Iran ships uranium to Russia under nuclear deal Iran sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia to implement nuclear accord with world powers.
29 декабря 2015
Photo courtesy of nigerianbulletin.com Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant A huge explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria razed nearby buildings and killed several people on Christmas Eve.
25 декабря 2015
Stillframe from a Youtube video Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack Turkish Internet servers are suffering a powerful cyber attack from abroad, slowing banking services and fanning fears.
25 декабря 2015
Oil price slump forces Azerbaijan to stop propping up currency Energy-rich Azerbaijan, whose economy has been hit hard by falling oil prices, withdrew support Monday for its embattled currency and the manat plunged by nearly a third against the dollar.
22 декабря 2015
Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis Hungary accused Austria of confusing 'solidarity and stupidity' after Vienna said that nations which do not accept refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.
21 декабря 2015
Gulf monarchs seek united front at annual summit Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates face regional divisions, but will struggle to find common ground.
09 декабря 2015
Pope opens 'Holy Door' in Bangui ahead of Catholic Jubilee year Pope Francis made a highly symbolic gesture by opening a "Holy Door" at Bangui Cathedral in the Central African Republic ahead of the start of a Catholic Jubilee Year.
30 ноября 2015
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal UN envoy Martin Kobler urged rival Libyan politicians to sign up to a UN-brokered agreement for power sharing in the war-torn nation during weekend talks with both sides.
23 ноября 2015
Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished: UNICEF Some two million Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition every year, UNICEF's representative said on Sunday, urging the international community to boost funding to tackle the problem.
23 ноября 2015
18 dead in Mali hostage siege a week after Paris carnage Special forces stormed a luxury hotel in Mali after gunmen seized guests and staff in a hostage crisis that left at least 18 people dead, a week after the jihadist rampage in Paris.
21 ноября 2015
Russian jet crash puts Sharm resort staff on 'unpaid leave' The Russian plane crash in Egypt has forced Sharm el-Sheikh hotels to send dozens of staff on "unpaid leave" as tourist numbers dwindle, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk within months.
13 ноября 2015
EU, African leaders to tackle migration crisis Europe's leaders will offer Africa up to 3.6 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in aid at a summit in Malta in exchange for help tackling the migration crisis rocking Europe.
11 ноября 2015
Black boxes in S.Sudan air crash recovered: state radio Investigators in South Sudan have found the two black boxes from a Soviet-era Antonov plane which crashed last week killing at least 36 people.
10 ноября 2015
EU turns to African leaders to stem migrant crisis EU leaders will push their wary African counterparts to help tackle the migration crisis at a summit in Malta this week, offering them billions of euros in aid in exchange for cooperation
09 ноября 2015
No emergency evacuation for 80,000 Russians still in Egypt: Moscow Nearly 80,000 Russians are currently vacationing in Egypt but there will be no emergency evacuation, with tourists set to return home when they want, an official told AFP.
07 ноября 2015
'Disappointed' Michelle Obama calls off Jordan trip Michelle Obama has called off plans to travel to Jordan on her Middle East tour after bad weather left her stranded in Qatar for 36 hours.
06 ноября 2015
At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash At least 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from South Sudan's capital Juba.
05 ноября 2015

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