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Bodies of Turkish pilots found

Nearly two weeks after their reconnaissance jet was shot down by Syrian military, the bodies of the two Turkish pilots have been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The bodies of Captain Gökhan Ertan and Lieutenant Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy were recovered by rescue teams after their F-4 Phantom jet was shot down on …

Moustafa Ayad

Gang fights in Dubai

Sword-wielding thugs are becoming more and more common in the UAE, as unemployment for nationals rises amid the rapid development of its cities.

Daily News Egypt

Kurds might be tipping point in Syria-Turkey row

Kurds are caught in the middle of two escalating zones of conflict involving four countries, but in the current standoff between Syria and Turkey, the Kurdish population may soon find themselves the bargaining chip that tips the stand-off into a full scale fight. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has been cautious with the Kurds on Syria’s …

Maryam Ishani

Brief news on: Tunisia, Sudan, West Bank, Iraq

Tunisia TUNIS —The Tunisian consulate in Libya was struck with a petrol bomb thrown by two people from a car in the capital city of Tripoli, officials said. According to the secretary general of the Tunisian Foreign Ministry, no injuries were caused by the bomb. He added, in a radio interview, that the extent of …

Daily News Egypt

Saudi women to compete in Olympics

Saudi Arabia, the last of three countries to deny women the ability to participate in the Olympic Games, has finally relented. After pressure from the International Olympic Committee to allow women to compete, the Saudi Embassy in London announced its decision, saying “it wished to reaffirm its support for the sublime meanings reflected by Olympic …

Ahmed Khalifa

Hamas agrees to second ceasefire with Israel

Palestinian group Hamas has agreed to a new cease-fire with Israel. The announcement comes after a cease-fire brokered Wednesday was violated by both sides, resulting in the deaths of many Palestinians, including a little boy, and the wounding of one Israeli worker. The previous cease-fire had been almost immediately compromised by the Israelis and the …

Ahmed Khalifa

Islamist militants grow bolder in Nigeria

Members of Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamic militant group that recently had three of its leaders named ‘foreign terrorists’ by the US, attacked a prison in Yobe state, leaving four guards dead and freeing 40 inmates. Yobe state police commissioner Patrick Egbuniwe said two of the attackers were killed in the shootout, but their bodies were …

Ahmed Khalifa

Region Briefs

    Syria: BRUSSELS (AP) — Members of Syrian opposition groups met in a conference in Belgium on Sunday to discuss their political differences and Syria’s democratic transition. Groups discussed whether the Syrian opposition should request foreign military intervention and whether the groups should begin negotiations with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. According to activists more …

Daily News Egypt