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  • Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen

    Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen
    Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen

    Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    02:36Jul 20, 2017

  • Turkey: 'The smallest sound frightens orphaned Syrian refugees'

    The conflict in Syria has displaced millions of civilians and killed hundreds of thousands of people. At least 50.000 of them have escaped to Turkey, where some are cared for by charities.

    Turkey: 'The smallest sound frightens orphaned Syrian refugees'
  • Palestinians clash with Israeli forces outside al-Aqsa

    Palestinian worshippers have clashed with Israeli security forces outside a gate to the Old City in Jerusalem, as tensions continue over the new security measures implemented at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

    Palestinians clash with Israeli forces outside al-Aqsa
  • Turkey: Circus skills help Syrian refugee children overcome trauma

    It is not uncommon for youngsters to dream of running away to join the circus. For Syrian refugee children in Turkey, they didn’t escape to the big top, but ran away from conflict.

    Turkey: Circus skills help Syrian refugee children overcome trauma
  • Protest calls grow as Israel tightens grip on al-Aqsa

    The Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a Day of Rage to protest against new security measures introduced by Israel at a Jerusalem site which is holy to both Muslims and Jews.

    Protest calls grow as Israel tightens grip on al-Aqsa
  • Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwave

    Heatstroke, hypertension and dehydration are the new threats facing refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul after government forces claimed victory in the battle over ISIL's last stronghold in the country.

    Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwave