Ustun Palmie Patisserie in the historic Kurtulus neighbourhood bakes some of the city’s most famous Easter pastries and chocolates, serving the Greek Orthodox and Armenian communities and sustaining the city’s multicultural traditions.
Weeks after President Trump suggested that the US forces should pull out of Syria and be replaced with an Arab army, Saudi Arabian military officials met with an Arab faction of the YPG-dominated SDF for talks regarding a new force.
The same day Trump announced he was pulling out of the nuclear deal, Israel launched several attacks on Iranian-militias and regime-held areas in Syria, signalling a potential escalation between the two regional foes.
The regime continues to pound opposition and rebel-held areas in Syria, and Idlib is expected to be the site of the next big assault. However, unlike the previous battles, Turkish troops' presence in Idlib may complicate matters.
A proposed project to link Israel and the Gulf through a railway is yet another sign of growing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Tensions between the US, some European countries and Russia have been growing, but British Prime Minister Theresa May's accusation that Russia poisoned a former spy have brought them to a boil.
Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election that guarantees victory to incumbent President Abdel Fattah el Sisi. Here are five things you should know about life in Egypt under his rule since 2013.
Greek-Turkish tensions have been heating up in the Mediterranean, but some common interests are pushing the two neighbours to co-operate, especially on trade routes.
Ahrar al Sham and Nour al Din al Zinki joined forces and are fighting against the most powerful group in Idlib, HTS, which has started to lose territory. But dynamics on ground are changing rapidly every day.
As the common enemy in Syria is almost defeated, US and Russian-backed proxies have clashed in some areas. Their struggle to consolidate power has surfaced, but some analysts think the various actors have already claimed their spheres of influence.
Seven years after the start of the Libyan revolution, the UN plans to hold elections in 2018. But they are unlikely to bring a permanent end to the conflict and the political, social, military and economic divisions in the country.
Egypt has started a massive operation to clear the country of “terrorist elements”. It's a continuation of a years-long security policy that aims to maintain military rule, and one that's brought it closer to its neighbours Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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