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Middle East

Iran: Female bodybuilder arrested for un-Islamic photos

Iranian women are allowed to take part in international sporting events, but must respect Islamic rules on clothing at all times.

18 Jan 2017 3:47 PM

Istanbul New Year club attacker held

Authorities detained Abdulgadir Masharipov, who spent 17 days on the run after the attack claimed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists

18 Jan 2017 2:05 AM

Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported.

17 Jan 2017 5:42 AM

Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank

Researchers excavating the remains of one of the death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank.

16 Jan 2017 7:53 AM

30 dead in Islamic State attack in eastern Syria: monitor

At least 12 regime fighters and 20 IS militants were among the dead in the IS attack on government positions.

14 Jan 2017 6:54 PM

30 Mosul residents killed in air raid targeting IS militants

The witnesses said it was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by the US-led coalition or Iraqi forces.

14 Jan 2017 3:06 PM

President Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

The US, Britain and France have called for sanctions against Syria, while Assad's ally Russia, called the evidence presented, insufficient.

14 Jan 2017 8:44 AM

UN warns of oil spill south of Mosul

The warnings came in report released on environmental damages caused by oil fires intentionally started by retreating IS militants.

13 Jan 2017 1:28 PM

Saudi closing in on $2.1 billion warship deal seen as trouble

Spain's King Felipe VI will on Saturday begin a 3-day official visit to Middle Eastern country at the invitation of Saudi's King Salman.

13 Jan 2017 1:01 PM

Fists fly as Turkey debates greater Erdogan powers

A brawl erupted in chamber as the voting took place in an overnight session, with lawmakers punching each another and chairs being thrown.

13 Jan 2017 10:47 AM