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German police launch raids on suspected Iranian assassins

dailymail.co.uk  -  17 hours ago
Hit teams from the Iranian secret intelligence services were targeted across Germany from Berlin to Bavaria as part of an effort by the authorities to eradicate a suspected spying ring (file image)

British woman jailed in Egypt tells family 'I want to die'

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was sentenced to three years in jail on Boxing Day for travelling to the African country with Tramadol pills in her suitcase and has been moved to a Cairo prison.

Jet that shot off Trabzon Airport runway 'had power surge'

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
The plane, carrying 168 people, came within metres of plunging into the Black Sea on Sunday after it skidded off an icy runway as it landed at Turkey's Trabzon Airport.

Saudi Arabia shows kids films for first time in 35 years

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Saudi Arabia screened its first animated children's film in 35 years in the state-run cultural hall in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. This comes during a period of liberalisation.

Saudi prince imprisoned for refusing to pay Riyadh $6bn

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been moved from the Riyadh Ritz Carlton Hotel to the high security Al Ha'ir prison after 'refusing to pay Riyadh authorities $6 billion.

Double suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 35 people

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Some 38 people were killed and an estimated 105 people were injured in the terror attack, which took place during Monday Iraqi capital's busy Tayran Square.

Syrian refugee wins place at Oxford to study maths

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Having made the journey from war-torn Syria in just a T-shirt and shorts two years ago, Sulaiman Wihba (pictured), who now lives in East Sussex, didn't know what his new life in Britain would hold.

Passenger jet skids off runway at Turkish airport

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
A passenger jet carrying 168 people came within metres of plunging into the Black Sea after it skidded off an icy runway as it landed at Trabzon airport, Turkey. The city's governor said no one was hurt.

Israel says it destroyed 'attack tunnel' that went from Gaza into Israel and Egypt

latimes.com  -  2 days ago
Israel announced Sunday that its air force had destroyed a tunnel running from the Gaza Strip south into Egypt and north into Israel under the delicate triple-border area of Rafah.

Saudi women and girls watch live soccer for first time

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Dozens of women and girls queued outside the ing Abdullah Sports City stadium in the Saudi city of Jeddah as they prepared to watch their first game of live soccer under new relaxed laws.

Trump waives nuclear sanctions on Iran once more

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
President Trump has decided to honor the terms of the Iran nuclear deal - for now - as he negotiates with Congress and partners in Europe to strengthen the international accord.

Incredible alien rock Hypatia may predate our solar system

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
The discovery was made by researchers from the University of Johannesburg, who used advanced scanning techniques to analyse Hypatia's structure.

Iranian sex offender still in UK after deportation order

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Iranian national Amir Beroghani, 61, is still living in Scotland, according to social media, despite the Government's attempts to send him back to his home country since he arrived in UK in 2005.

Women only car showroom opens in Saudi Arabia

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
A female-only car showroom has opened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ahead of the issuing of driving licences to women in the Kingdom in June following a decision to reverse a 30-year ban.

Is there a throne of meteorites inside the Great Pyramid?

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Archaeologists believe the throne is there to help a Pharoah on his passage to the next life.The throne could be covered in sheets of 'meteoric iron' one expert claims.

Palestinian leaders threaten to withdraw formal recognition of Israel

latimes.com  -  5 days ago
As Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Middle East approaches, the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization threatens to withdraw its decades-old recognition of Israel.

Russia shows 'advanced terrorist drones' captured in Syria

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
The drones used in weekend attacks on Russian bases in Syria differed from rudimentary craft earlier used by rebels and could not have been made without foreign help, Russian officials say.

Wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi told he may be pardoned

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, was told by EU lawmakers that her husband might get a royal pardon following the ascent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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