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Turkish air strikes ‘damage ancient temple’

Turkish air strikes have seriously damaged an ancient temple in Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, the Syrian government and a monitoring group say.

Israeli pilots refuse to fly deported African immigrants

In a rather shocking turn of events, there are reports in Israel that pilots working with the country’s national airline, El AI, have reportedly refused to fly African immigrants being deported from Israel.

Suicide bomb attack kills dozens in Kabul

At least 41 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Jerusalem status: Trump’s announcement condemned

Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, amid growing international criticism of the move.

Iraq-Iran earthquake kills over 100 people

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 170 people and injuring more than 1,000.

Saudi Arabia: Women can now enter sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families.

Qatar 2022: FIFA urged to protect workers from desert heat

World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Historic: Saudi women now free to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia can now drive following a historic order by the country’s King Salman for them to be allowed to drive from June next year.

UN says 3.5 million refugee children don’t attend school

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.

Indian court jails rapist ‘godman’ for 20 years

An Indian court on Monday sentenced a controversial spiritual leader to a total of 20 years in prison for raping two of his devotees, days after his followers went on a rampage that left 38 dead.

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