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Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive statue – pictured with Denmark’s Prince Henrik, left – was at first thought to be Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great An ancient statue which was pulled from the mud in Cairo is not the Pharaoh Ramses II, but could be another king, Egypt’s antiquities minister […]

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The al-Jineh mosque was reduced to rubble Forty-two people, mostly civilians, have died in an air strike on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raid by unidentified planes was in al-Jineh, Aleppo province. Russian […]

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive statue – pictured with Denmark’s Prince Henrik, left – was at first thought to be Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great An ancient statue which was pulled from the mud in Cairo is not the Pharaoh Ramses II, but could be another king, Egypt’s antiquities minister […]

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Forty-two people, mostly civilians, have died in an air strike on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raid by unidentified planes was in al-Jineh, Aleppo province. Russian and Syrian aircraft operate there and US warplanes also target jihadist rebels in […]

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive statue – pictured with Denmark’s Prince Henrik, left – was at first thought to be Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great An ancient statue which was pulled from the mud in Cairo is not the Pharaoh Ramses II, but could be another king, Egypt’s antiquities minister […]

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’ in Aleppo province

Forty-two people have been killed and many more injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. The raid is said to have taken place in al-Jineh, in Aleppo province. The UK-based observatory, which relays information from sources on the ground in […]

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Egypt Pharaoh statue ‘not Ramses II but different ruler’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive statue – pictured with Denmark’s Prince Henrik, left – was at first thought to be Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great An ancient statue which was pulled from the mud in Cairo is not the Pharaoh Ramses II, but could be another king, Egypt’s antiquities minister […]

Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex

Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syria’s attorney general said the Palace of Justice had been crowded At least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, officials say. The bomber blew himself up after police tried to stop him entering […]

Saudi Arabia launches girls’ council – without any girls

Saudi Arabia launches girls’ council – without any girls

Image copyright Qassim Girls Council Image caption There were a total of 13 men (not all pictured) on stage to launch the Qassim Girls Council in Saudi Arabia It was an encouraging initiative for a country not known for giving women a platform in public life. But when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its […]

Syria conflict: Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring – UN

Syria conflict: Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring – UN

Image copyright AP Image caption The Ain al-Fijeh spring provides 70% of all Damascus water UN human rights experts say the Syrian air force deliberately bombed a spring outside Damascus in December, cutting off the water supply for 5.5 million people living in and around the city. The Syrian government blamed rebels for damaging the […]