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‘Just shoot me’ : Afghan star recalls surreal Kabul escape

Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed recalls asking her fiance one thing as they snuck into Kabul's chaotic airport after the Taliban moved in: "Don't...

Cyprus withdraws schoolbook over Ataturk praise

Schools in the Greek Cypriot-run Republic of Cyprus were instructed Wednesday to remove a textbook from the curriculum because of its praise...

‘We live in fear’ : Once embracing, Turkey turns on migrants

Ghawsuddin Mubariz was already spending restless nights worrying about being sent back to Afghanistan when a stadium full of Turkish football...

Qatar, Turkey work with Taliban in race to reopen Kabul airport

Qatar said Thursday it is working with the Taliban to quickly reopen Kabul's airport, whose closure since the departure of US troops could pose...

‘Desert’ : drying Euphrates threatens disaster in Syria

Syria's longest river used to flow by his olive grove, but today Khaled al-Khamees says it has receded into the distance, parching his trees...

Future of Kabul airport subject of intense negotiations

Who will ultimately run the airport in Kabul after US forces leave? That question -- a vital one for Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers but also...

Iraq seeks role as mediator with regional summit

After decades of conflict, Iraq will pitch itself as a regional mediator as it hosts a leaders' summit this week -- despite foreign influence...

‘Complete stop’ : New Turkish wall confronts fleeing Afghans

Underwear, an empty bottle and fresh footprints betray signs of migrants sneaking around a new wall along the Turkey-Iran border and stirring...

Erdogan visits Turkish flood victims as death toll hits 38

The death toll from Turkey's flash floods soared to at least 38 on Friday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited one of the hardest-hit cities...

Flash floods kill 17 as Turkey reels from multiple disasters

Turkish rescuers distributed food and relocated thousands of people into student dormitories Thursday as the death toll from flash floods that...

Dozens detained after Syrian shops attacked in Turkey

Turkish police detained dozens of people on Thursday after a mob of angry men smashed up shops and cars believed to belong to Syrian migrants...

Death toll from Turkey’s flash floods rises to nine

Turkish rescuers distributed food and relocated thousands of people into student dormitories Thursday as the death toll from flash floods that...

Hundreds of families homeless as Greek fires rage, Turkey saved by the rain

Hundreds of firefighters fought fires that have devoured record numbers of woodlands in Greece Saturday and left hundreds of families homeless,...

Villagers become unsung heroes of Turkey’s wildfires

They grabbed their rakes, shovels and axes, donned high-vis helmets and went off into the mountains, helping exhausted firefighters battling...

Greece fires claim first deaths as pressure builds on Turkey

Fires raging in Greece claimed their first two lives on Friday during a heatwave that officials said had turned the country into a "powder keg",...

Turkey and Greece reel from raging wildfires during heatwave

Turkish coastguards evacuated hundreds of villagers away from a smouldering power plant Thursday and Greek firefighters battled a major blaze...

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