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Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, […]

Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but ‘expresses sorrow’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel “expressed sorrow” […]

Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, seen here in 2013, are accused of embezzlement The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A senior Turkish security source said its forces would retaliate if they came under attack Turkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebel-held north-western Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. Activists saw a convoy heading towards some of the 12 posts set up last year under a […]

‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

Image copyright DANI NADEL/AFP/Getty Image caption Archaeologists were looking for evidence of plant foods when they discovered the alcohol traces Researchers say they have found the world’s oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was made while they were studying a burial site for semi-nomadic […]

Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, seen here in 2013, are accused of embezzlement The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A senior Turkish security source said its forces would retaliate if they came under attack Turkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebel-held north-western Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. Activists saw a convoy heading towards some of the 12 posts set up last year under a […]

‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

Image copyright DANI NADEL/AFP/Getty Image caption Archaeologists were looking for evidence of plant foods when they discovered the alcohol traces Researchers say they have found the world’s oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was made while they were studying a burial site for semi-nomadic […]

Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, seen here in 2013, are accused of embezzlement The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A senior Turkish security source said its forces would retaliate if they came under attack Turkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebel-held north-western Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. Activists saw a convoy heading towards some of the 12 posts set up last year under a […]

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