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Monday, January 18, 2016
The father of a drowned Syrian toddler wept when he saw a cartoon depicting his son as an adult involved in sexual harassment, and said Saturday that the family is "in shock."
Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up refugee committing sexual offences in Germany.
Qatari housing project in Gaza Strip concludes first stage
More than 1,000 Palestinian families took possession of new apartments Saturday as part of a large Qatari-funded housing project in the Gaza Strip.
PKK apologizes following the killing of children in a car bombing in Turkey
Kurdish PKK rebels while claiming responsibility Saturday for a car bombing in southeast Turkey this week apologized for having killed civilians and especially three children in the attack.
Israel's brittle relationship with its Arab minority is under strain after a deadly Tel Aviv shooting rampage this month by an Arab man from the north of the country.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
'Implementation Day' for Iran nuclear deal as prisoners freed
The historic nuclear accord between Iran and major powers entered into force Saturday as the UN confirmed that Tehran has shrunk its atomic programme and as painful sanctions were lifted on the Islamic republic.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
TEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said nuclear-related sanctions on his country would be lifted Saturday, telling reporters in Vienna it "was a good day for the world".
"He's gone," the doctor said quietly, announcing the death of 16-year-old Ali of starvation in the basement of a makeshift clinic in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
Turkey is to grant work permits to Syrian refugees, an official statement said Friday, in a key move which could allow Syrians to build more prosperous and stable lives in the country.
A convoy carrying food and other desperately needed aid entered Syria's besieged Madaya on Thursday, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned that using starvation as a weapon was a war crime.
  
  
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