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1,577 Turkish college deans told to leave, says state media
State-run Anadolu news agency reports that Turkey's Board of Higher Education has requested the resignations of 1,577 university deans, effectively dismissing them.
 
Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
 
Children were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.
 
Whether it's joy, political passion or grief, for many Lebanese, there's only one way to show it: by lifting a gun and firing off rounds into the air.
 
Dubai too hot for you? Stay overnight on its snowy slopes
Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer.
 
Opposition-controlled parts of Syria's battered northern city Aleppo came under total siege on Sunday, after government forces severed the last route out of the east.
 
Turks rally to defend strongman president Erdogan
Chanting, dancing and waving flags, tens of thousands of Turks marched through the streets into the wee hours Sunday in half a dozen cities to defend democracy and support the country's long-time leader after a failed military coup shocked the nation.
 
Bahrain court 'orders main Shiite party dissolved'
A court in Bahrain ordered the country's main Shiite opposition group to be dissolved on Sunday, local media reported, deepening a crackdown on dissent in the strategically important Western-allied kingdom.
 
Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria: army
Israel's military on Sunday fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from war-ravaged neighbouring Syria, it said.
 
Lebanese endeavor gives new life to heritage
His voice is frail and his movements uncertain. Having motor disabilities since childhood, Michel Halajian struggles to move and to articulate. But with his hands, this 41-year-old Lebanese produces unique works.
 
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