Middle East

Building collapse in war-damaged Syria city kills 16

ALEPPO: A building collapsed Sunday in Syria‘s war-damaged second city of Aleppo, killing 16 people including children, authorities and media reported. Much of Aleppo was destroyed during Syria’s conflict that began nearly 12 years ago and left many of the remaining structures in a decrepit state. “The number of victims of the residential building collapse… […]

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Brain drain in Middle East countries entails an ignorance cost amounting to trillions of dollars

NICOSIA: It is no secret that over the years almost all Middle East countries have been facing a huge brain drain, as a big proportion of their best and brightest students and scientists decide to leave their country forever and continue their career abroad.This means that Middle East countries lose thousands of talented people who […]

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Armenian museum reopens in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM: A hundred years after taking in scores of children whose parents were killed in the Armenian genocide, a 19th-century orphanage in Jerusalem‘s Armenian Quarter has reopened its doors as a museum documenting the community’s rich, if pained, history. The Mardigian Museum showcases Armenian culture and tells of the community’s centuries-long connection to the holy […]

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Iran executes British-Iranian Alireza Akbari, UK PM Sunak condemns ‘cowardly act’

TEHRAN: Iran executed a British-Iranian citizen, Alireza Akbari, over accusations of corruption and extensive cooperation with the British intelligence officers, CNN reported citing the Iranian judiciary-affiliated outlet Mizan on Saturday.The outlet posted two tweets, informing about the execution.Akbari was charged with “extensive cooperation with British intelligence officials” for which he was paid “large sums of […]