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Albania nature

This is one of the newest national parks in Albania established in 2012. The park that spreads over 23,444 hectares is a great destination for hiking, trekking, camping, mountaineering and pilgrimage. The park is also a spiritual destination as hundreds of thousands of Christian and Sufi...

Syria daily life

The Syrian Civil War is an armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest grew out of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad's government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. The war is being fought by...

Terror attacks killing 42 people in Syria city of Homs

Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives. ______ The attacks struck the city on Saturday. Some reports said the fatalities included a senior security official, named Hossein Da’aboul (pictured below). The so-called Syrian Observatory for...

Hitler’s telephone which sold for more than $240,000 clearly a fake story, German expert

"Hitler's telephone," which sold for more than $240,000 at auction last week, is a fake, a German expert says. The phone has raised eyebrows among antiques specialists. ______ The phone, engraved with swastikas, eagles and, of course, Adolph Hitler's name, "is clearly a fake," head of Collections...

North Korean leader’s sister Kim Sol-song could actually be the one who has real power in the country

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might actually be not as powerful as he seems. Lately, more and more experts from the neighboring South Korea have proclaimed the North Korean leader's half-sister Kim Sol-song could actually be the one who has real power in the country. ______ Rumors...

Journalists around the world monitored by Germany’s intelligence since 1999, docs show

For almost two decades, Germany's foreign intelligence agency spied upon scores of foreign journalists around the world, according to a new report in Der Spiegel. ______ The German news weekly claims to have seen documents that show that at least 50 telephone numbers, fax numbers and...

Egypt economy

In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 photo, boys rest at a car wash in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. Egyptians are cutting spending and trying to make it through the country’s worst inflation in a decade under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s economic reforms. With inflation...

Myanmar Buddhist protest

A Buddhist monk holding a religious flag prays as they protest outside the Thailand Embassy Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. More than a hundred Buddhist monks and nationalists led a prayer and protest at the Thai Embassy Yangon on Friday to condemn the...

Indonesia protest

Students with painted bodies perform a skit during a demonstration against the U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Dozens of students staged the protest demanding the New Orleans-based mining company close its mine in Papua province...

Bangladesh protest

Supporters and sympathizers of the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam participate in a protest rally demanding a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The statue of a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands was...