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Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers loses appeal

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 hours ago
Laura Plummer (pictured), 34, was sentenced to three years in prison on Boxing Day last year after she was found to be carrying 290 Tramadol tablets in her suitcase.

The latest sign of Iran's economic distress: a shortage of diapers

latimes.com  -  11 hours ago
Hyperinflation and production shortages have made disposable diapers exceedingly scarce in Iran, prompting some parents to revert to the cloth diapers of a bygone era. One father in western Tehran said he had worked out that every time his infant urinated, it cost him 14 cents.

Iran's president Rouhani: US ally was behind attack on military parade

dailymail.co.uk  -  20 hours ago
Mr Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday's attack, claimed by an Arab separatist group. He could have been referring to Saudi Arabia, the UAE or Bahrain - close US military allies.

More than 20 dead, dozens wounded as gunmen attack military parade in Iran

latimes.com  -  2 days ago
Islamic State and an Iranian Arab separatist group claimed responsibility for one of the deadliest militant attacks in Iran in years.

Iranian couple are cleared of making daughter take 'virginity test'

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Mitra Eidiani, 42, wept as she and Ali Safaraei, 56, from Clapham, south-west London, were found not guilty of forcing their daughter Sophia Safaraei, 18,(pictured) to take a virginity test.

Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde wows in tiny floral bikini

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde, 28, looked relaxed and happy as she enjoyed a family break in Turkey this week, days after missing her friend Olivia Buckland's nuptials over a bridesmaid snub.

Egypt claims British couple WERE killed by E.Coli bacteria

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
The Egyptian Public Prosecutor has released parts of a coroner's report which blames E.Coli bacteria for the deaths of John and Susan Cooper at a holiday resort in Hurghada last month.

ISIS deputy leader al-Ithawi sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was extradited from Turkey earlier this year having fled Syria as the terror group's self-proclaimed 'caliphate' crumbled.

Rhian Sugden flaunts jaw-dropping curves in bridal-inspired swimsuit

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
The former glamour model, 32, showed off her killer curves in a busty bridal-inspired swimsuit, later slipping into a green one-piece to cover herself in Turkish mud for some last minute pampering.

Iranian couple took daughter for 'virginity check' over boyfriend

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Mitra Eidiani, 42, is alleged to have bitten daughter Sophia when she did not undergo a 'virginity test' and her father Ali Safaraei, 56, is accused of wielding a 'big kitchen knife' at the teenager in south London.

Iraqi national arrested over fatal stabbing in Chemnitz is released

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Yousif Ibrahim A, 22, was charged with murdering Daniel Hillig, a 35-year-old German-Cuban carpenter, in the early hours of 26 August. He was released today due to a lack of evidence.

British couple reported 'musty smell' in Egypt hotel before deaths

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
John and Susan Cooper, of Burnley, noticed a strange smell in their room at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Egypt before they fell ill but answers over their deaths 'could take years'.

Rhian Sugden stuns in lace and tulle gown as she marries in Turkey

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Rhian Sugden has married her actor beau Oliver Mellor in a stunning beach ceremony in Turkey.

Russia blames Israel after its jet is downed off Syria after breakthrough deal to avert bloodshed in the country

latimes.com  -  6 days ago
Russia blamed Israel for the downing of its military aircraft near Syria’s Mediterranean coast. 15 Russian personnel on board when killed when Syrian air defenses, responding to an Israeli strike, shot down the plane.

Russian military plane accidentally shot down by Assad forces

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
The Il-20, used for electronic reconnaissance, went off radar 22 miles away from the coast over the Mediterranean as it was returning to Russia's Hmeimim base near the city of Latakia.

Iraq's Abadi, once the prime minister who could do no wrong, appears to be on the way out

latimes.com  -  7 days ago
Iraq's Haidar Abadi, once the leader who could do no wrong, appears to be on the way out. His downfall is a result of a growing force in Iraqi politics: an electorate more concerned with the performance of its leaders than their sectarian or ethnic affiliations.

Briton 'beaten by fellow Brit after rejecting him for sex' in Turkey

dailymail.co.uk  -  7 days ago
Emma Higginson, 35, from Kent, needed 50 stitches and suffered a fractured skull, eye socket and nose after she was attacked on the last night of a holiday with friends in Icmeler, Turkey.

Putin and Erdogan agree to set up a 'demilitarised zone' in Idlib

dailymail.co.uk  -  7 days ago
The two leaders also agreed on the withdrawal of 'heavy weaponry from this zone,' including tanks, multiple launch rocket systems, and rocket launchers belonging to all armed groups.

Amazing hotels in Turkey favoured by A-listers from Kate Moss to J.Lo

dailymail.co.uk  -  7 days ago
Forget Mykonos and the South of France - celebrities are abandoning their old, overcrowded haunts for a new hot spot. Growing its glam factor, luxury tourism in Turkey is up up up.

Shocking moment car mow into diners at Starbucks in Turkey

dailymail.co.uk  -  7 days ago
Footage captured on CCTV shows people sitting in an outdoor area next to the busy Turkmenbashi Boulevard in Adana, Turkey, when the car leaves the road.

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