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Turkish soldiers take position in a marijuana field during an operation on July 8, 2013 in the Lice district of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP/Mehmet Engin)
August 27, 2015 - 18:19 GMT
Sources said the PKK made between $500 million and $2.5 billion a year from its drug trade.
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed
August 27, 2015 - 18:03 GMT
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed "terrorism."
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 17:25 GMT
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday.
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 16:47 GMT
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area.
Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding. (Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction)
August 27, 2015 - 15:40 GMT
Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding.
Egypt had previously banned the rice export years ago and said the good needed to be saved for local consumption. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 14:45 GMT
A ministry official said the prohibition will begin Sept. 1.
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 14:33 GMT
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs.
The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 13:25 GMT
The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy.
Maldives Tourism has organised showcases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. (Pixabay)
August 27, 2015 - 12:41 GMT
As European tourists decline, the Maldives is turning its attention towards the GCC market, which accounted for only 2.9 percent of tourists in the last six months.
Petrol prices rose by 24 percent in August. (CNET)
August 27, 2015 - 12:27 GMT
Deregulation caused a spike in petrol prices last month, but the ministry of energy plans to reduce gas prices by 8 percent next month.
Nearly three-quarters of Qatar Airways' 9000 cabin crew are female. (Qatar Airways)
August 27, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
Airline was criticized heavily as having restrictive and discriminatory policies with regard to female staff, particularly newly married or pregnant cabin crew.