Category Archives: Middle East

Iraqi family braves perilous journey to new life in Germany

HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — The Qasus do not normally cry, yet this felt nothing like normal. Like hundreds of thousands before them & untold more to come, the Iraqi family…

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Egypt hires consultancy to check airport security after Russia crash

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has hired global consultancy Control Risks to review security at its airports after the crash of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers that killed…

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Malala calls for end to Syrian war, welcomes Syrian campaigner to Britain

By Andy Bruce NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (Reuters) – Nearly two years after they met in a refugee camp in Jordan, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday welcomed the Syrian…

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Rights group offers guidelines for builders in Gulf states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a set of guidelines Tuesday that it says construction companies in the oil-rich Gulf Arab states should follow to ensure…

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The Latest: 11 migrants drown off Turkey, 7 others rescued

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The latest on the continuing flow of refugees & other migrants into Europe. All times local: 7:30 p.m. Turkish media say 11 migrants including three children…

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Charles Hill hired by MLB to head Europe efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Hill has been hired by Major League Baseball International as managing director of Major League Baseball Europe, Middle East & Africa. Hill, whose appointment was…

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Amnesty: Russian bombing of Syria may be a war crime

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's bombing of Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, presenting what…

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Gazans celebrate Christmas with heavy hearts

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – It is a bitter Christmas for Elias Manna, who will celebrate alone for the first time because his five sons have left the Gaza…

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Israel's U.S. ambassador makes political point with settlement-made gifts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel's ambassador to the United States used the embassy's annual holiday gift to make a political point this year, sending items made in the occupied West Bank…

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Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

BEIRUT (AP) — The three missiles fired on a public market in the northern Syrian town of Ariha took the morning shoppers by surprise. In a few moments, the main…

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