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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is worlds richest person again

Microsoft co founder Bill Gates is at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the worlds billionaires that was released Monday ... Full story

Zimbabwe appealed for millions after natural disaster

Zimbabwe on Monday officially launched an appeal for almost $189 million to help victims of recent deadly flooding. ... Full story

31 killed by suicide bombing in Syria

At least 31 people were killed and 60 others injured Wednesday by a suicide bombing that targeted a major judicial complex in Damascus, according to Syria’s official SANA news agency. ... Full story

Trump is seeking to form a regional alliance between Arab nations and Israel

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly seeking to form a regional alliance between Arab nations and Israel to counter Iran and the Daesh terrorist group. ... Full story

UN will tackle peacekeeping sex abuse

The United Nations has announced an effort to eradicate the scourge of sexual abuse in its peacekeeping missions. ... Full story

Solidarity with Palestine displayed in street art in Belfast

The tragedy of Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict is obvious to even the most casual of visitors to the region’s capital -- it is daubed on ... Full story

North Korea and Malaysia banned departures of each other’s citizens

Malaysia has banned all North Korean embassy staff from leaving the country after Pyongyang barred the departure of all Malaysians in the reclusive state. ... Full story

Egypt reopened Gaza crossing for 3 days

Egyptian authorities on Monday “exceptionally” opened the Rafah border crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip for three days. ... Full story

Godiva Chocolate Cafe in Harrods Knightsbridge

Turkey's Yildiz Holding bought Godiva, the Belgium based chocolate company, in 2007. I thought I better get that out of the way first to justify writing this article. Elisha Fields writes ... Full story

The precise impact of Brexit on Turkish citizens who would like to rely on the Ankara Agreement

Solicitor Yasar Dogan, thought, it is very early and limited information is available to make conclusive comments as to the precise impact of Brexit on Turkish citizens who would like to rely on the Ankara Agreement. “Much of the political discussions have focused on European Union citizens and thus far nothing has been said about Turkish citizens,” he told Avrupa. ... Full story

Turkey killed 27 PKK terrorists in Iraq

A total of 27 PKK terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish military in northern Iraq's Qandil Mountains on Wednesday, Turkish General Staff announced Friday. ... Full story

The Syrian regime and the PYD/PKK terrorist group consolidate relations

The Syrian regime and the PYD/PKK terrorist group have consolidated their relations in the northern part of the war-torn country, Turkish security sources told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. ... Full story

UN chief offered condolences to Russia’s UN envoy Churkin

UN chief Antonio Guterres offered condolences to Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, who died Monday in New York. ... Full story

Canadian government motion proposed an anti-Islamophobia motion

An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. ... Full story

Greece’s $10 billion spent for military upgrade has been branded a scandal

A potential spend of $10 billion by Greece’s cash-strapped government on military equipment has been branded “incoherent” and a “scandal”. ... Full story

Russia deploys new cruise missile

Russia has clandestinely deployed a new intermediate-range cruise missile in violation of a treaty that helped end the decades-long Cold War, according to a report published on Tuesday. ... Full story

PKK/PYD have been accused of ethnic cleansing in northern Syria

Syrian offshoots of the terrorist PKK group, including the PYD and its armed wing the YPG, have been accused by academics, journalists and human rights groups of carrying out ethnic cleansing of local Arabs and razing their homes in northern Syria. ... Full story

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