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Turkey rebuilds more than 400 war-hit schools in Syria

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ANKARA — During last eight months Turkey has rebuilt more than 400 damaged schools in Syria enabling more than 152,000 children to continue their education. According to Turkish official Anatolia news agency, as part of Operation Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey’s National Education Ministry launched a massive educational campaign for Syrian children and re-build a total of 458 schools in Aleppo’s ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince pledges ‘return to moderate Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince pledges 'return to moderate Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman says Saudia will move to moderate Islam, to destroy extremist ideas Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to promote moderate Islam in order to remove the extremist ideas in the region. Mohammed bin Salman spoke that Saudi Arabia is breaking ultra-conservative clerics for portraying a positive image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. ... Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan aims for diplomatic push to solve Qatar crisis

Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum, opponents plan to challenge

“We clearly disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar” Turkish President Erdogan said As the world reacts over the recent move four Arab states dramatically announced that they were cutting transport links with Qatar, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants to resolve the lowering Qatar tension dispute through diplomacy and mutual dialogues. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has spoken by phone with the ... Read More »

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was at its worst in 2016, with at least 652 children killed, the UN’s children’s agency said on Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said at least 255 ... Read More »

Attack on Syria aid convoy kill dozens as ceasefire fails

Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends The United Nations confirmed Monday that an airstrike hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killing and injuring several people including aid workers, which came hours after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia. ... Read More »

At least 213 killed in biggest terror attacks in Baghdad this year

The explosion in Baghdad took place when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset on 3 July 2016. Photo: Reuters

Suicide car bomber hit Iraqi capital near the end of Ramadan festival with streets full of people BAGHDAD (Iraq) — At least 213 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, security officials said. The deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district ... Read More »

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes into Mediterranean Sea

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes into Mediterranean Sea

An EgyptAir flight heading from Paris to Cairo that disappeared from radar with 69 people on board has been reportedly crashed. Greek and Egypt have launched a massive search and rescue operation An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew crashed in the Mediterranean sea early Thursday morning, according to a Greek airport source. According ... Read More »

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

ISIS has claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Iskanderiyah BAGHDAD (Iraq) – Suicide bomber killed at least 29 people and wounded 60 others in an attack on a crowd gathered at a soccer stadium south of Baghdad. The blast occurred during a trophy presentation in the village of Iskanderiyah about 25 miles south of the Iraqi capital. The Islamic State of Iraq and ... Read More »

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