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Looted Iraqi Museum in Baghdad reopens 12 years on

The Mesopotamians developed writing long before other civilizations

raq’s national museum has officially reopened in Baghdad, 12 years after it was closed in the aftermath of the US-led invasion. Many of the antiquities looted during the war have now been recovered and restored. The museum’s opening was brought forward in response to an Islamic State (IS) video showing …

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Egypt court puts Hamas on terrorist list

An earlier ruling by an Egyptian court to designate Hamas's armed wing as a terrorist organisation led to protests in the Gaza Strip

An Egyptian court has listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai. The ruling comes a month after a different court labelled the armed wing of Hamas as a terrorist group. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is an offshoot …

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Ocalan Calls On PKK To Think of Laying Down Arms

The disarmament of PKK is the third stage of the Kurdish issue resolution, sayd the Turkish Justice Minister in March 2013.

Jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to take a “historic” decision to lay down their arms, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step in Turkey’s drive to end the rebels’ 30-year struggle for greater autonomy. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, welcomed the call but said the rebels …

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