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MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta

BASSEM MROUE
Eastern Ghouta
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small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta just outside of Damascus on Monday while the area’s largest armed rebel group said it agreed with Russian forces to have the wounded evacuated from the besieged territory. State-run Syrian TV broadcast footage showing a group of men, women and children it says left the town of Madyara after it was captured by Syrian troops on Sunday. The TV showed several women carrying babies and welcoming the Syrian army,...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Turkish plane crash killing 11: newfound black box

Investigators found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain

NASSER KARIMI
victims
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nvestigators on Monday found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board that included a Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party. Authorities recovered all the dead from the crash site in the Zagros Mountains outside of the city of Shahr-e Kord, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of Iran’s capital, Tehran, according to a report by the...
MONDAY 09 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

US, Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services

Diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.

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US, Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services
The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul. The American embassy in Ankara said that "recent events" forced the US government to reassess Turkey's "commitment" to the security of US mission services and personnel in the country. In order to minimise the number of visitors while the assessment is carried out, "effective...
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017, IN TERRIS

Turkey - Koran read in Hagia Sofia for first time since Ataturk

The reading transmitted by state TV. Groups want to reopen the basilica as a mosque.

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Turkey - Koran read in Hagia Sofia for first time since Ataturk
Turkish President Recep Tayyep Erdogan toying with the Hagia Sofia continue in an attempt to return it to Islamic worship. Hagia Sofia is a historic Christian church built by Justinian and converted into a mosque by Mohammed II in 1453 and converted by Kemal Ataturk to the museum in 1935. Following the announcement of his intention to hold prayers within the historic Costantinian basilica made on the eve of the constitutional referendum, now come the facts: yesterday, for the first time an...
FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2017, IN TERRIS

War games, but this is not a game

ANGELO PERFETTI
War games, but this is not a game
For the moment it looks like a great game of strategy, but it is not. It is something much more dangerous, it is a test of strength, a deploy of power, sending adrenaline to the armed forces. Just a spark an everything will explode, and for the moment Europe - distracted by the French elections - does not seem to have understood the full extent of the risk. Or maybe it cannot do anything against the deployment of forces that is beginning to move from West to East. You may say: but there...
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Pope Francis on March 8th
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Vatican’s Clementine Hall
MIGRATION

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

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