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“Shameful Milestone”: 10,000 Children Killed in Yemen War

Over 10,000 children have died in Yemen since the start of the civil war in 2015, UNICEF reported on Tuesday. UNICEF spokesman James Elder said that its fund needs $235 million to "continue life-saving work in Yemen till mid-2022." Elder...

How Scholars of the Islamic Golden Age Saved Ancient Greek Knowledge

During the Islamic Golden Age, a period during which science, literature, geometry, astronomy and other fields of knowledge flourished from the eighth to the 13th century. Without the scholars of this period, who translated the works of the Ancient...

“The US Destroyed the Middle East,” Trump Admits in New Interview

Former US President Donald Trump admitted on Tuesday that America destroyed the Middle East by invading Afghanistan almost 20 years ago. In a clear swipe against former Republican President George W. Bush, Trump told Sean Hannity on his Fox News...

What the Ottoman Empire Teaches Us About Social Consequences of Climate Change

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Greece Launches Mediation Mission to Israel, Palestinian Territories

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, a foreign ministry announcement said .

Turkey and US in Row Over Killings in Iraq

In a very unusual move, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Washington on Monday over a statement made by the United States regarding the recent killing of thirteen kidnapped Turks in the nation of Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared...

Greeks in Lebanon Devasted after Beirut Apocalypse

Greeks in Lebanon have suffered -and are still sufering greatly- after the Beirut blast. A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4,...

Mine Explosion Off Saudi Arabia Damages Greek-managed Tanker

An explosion from a floating mine has caused damage to an oil tanker which is managed by a Greek concern, in the Red Sea off Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia. The mine, thought to be related to the ongoing hostilities in Yemen, damaged...

Israeli Foreign Ministry Expresses Full Diplomatic Solidarity with Greece

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat sent a cordial message to the nation of Greece on Friday via a Tweet, which read "Israel reiterates its full support and strong solidarity with Greece in its maritime zone and its opposition...

Saudi Arabia Calls for Complete Boycott of “Everything Turkish”

In a sign of greatly heightened tensions between the Arab world's greatest power and Turkey, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for a sweeping boycott of "everything Turkish" after a statement by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the policies...