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Morocco's Capital Rabat: a City of Fortresses and Souks

Rabat, the capital of Morocco and its second-biggest city, has always looked somewhat dwarfed in the shadows of too famous Casablanca and too stunning Marrakech. The short, nearly one-hour trip from Casablanca, however, gives a different picture. ...

December 5, 2015, Saturday

World Monuments Light up in French Flag Colours in Show of Solidarity after Paris Attacks

Countries around the world have lit up some of their landmark monuments in the red, white and blue colours of the French flag in solidarity with France following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the multiple attacks in the French capital claimed by the Islamic State group. ...

November 15, 2015, Sunday

Bulgarian Police Officers Protest over Planned Pay Cuts Despite Govt Concessions

Thousands of police officers across the country demonstrated on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Bulgarian government's plans to cut social benefits for both Interior Ministry and armed forces' staff. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov agreed to certain concessions on Wednesday, but a new wave of protests took place across the country in the afternoon and in the evening, with police, but also firefighters and armed forces officers demanding that the measures be fully reversed....

November 5, 2015, Thursday

Turkey Mourning Victims of Ankara Twin Bombing

The official death toll from the two suicide bombings in Ankara has risen to 97 as of October 12. No group has claimed responsibility for the two suicide bombings in Turkey’s capital city on October 10 that took place just three weeks before parliamentary elections. ...

October 12, 2015, Monday

Croatia Struggles to Cope with Migrant Tide

More and more migrants arrive in Croatia on alternative routes to enter the European Union in recent days. Serbia`s border with Croatia has become the latest flashpoint in Europe`s refugee crisis as migrants sought alternative routes to Western Europe after Hungary slammed its doors shut....

September 18, 2015, Friday

Bio Race 2015: The Art of Giving Donkeys Proper Fuel Load

A peculiar game took place for the 30th year in the town of Gurkovo, in the heart of Bulgaria, on Saturday.Facetiously called a "Bio Race" for its carbon-free approach to sports, it has successfully grown into a kind of "Donkey Olympics" with a set of games such as racing, hitching and ungearing, and (something we'll definitely show next year) donkey football....

September 6, 2015, Sunday

Hungary Struggling to Cope with Swelling Migrant Wave

Hungary passed a set of harsh laws on 4 September in a bid to discourage migrants from crossing borders illegally, while Greece agreed to build a large reception center as Europe struggles to find a solution to the growing migrant crisis....

September 4, 2015, Friday

World Elephant Day Raises Awareness of Preservation

Celebrated since 2012, the World Elephant Day is dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants worldwide. It is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants, and looking into ways for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. ...

August 12, 2015, Wednesday

Suez Canal Expansion Opens with Ceremonies and Cheering Crowds

Egypt inaugurated on Thursday, August 06, a major expansion to the Suez Canal, a key waterway linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. Launched last year, the USD 8....

August 7, 2015, Friday

France, UK Struggle to Cope with Migrant Crisis at Channel Tunnel

Hundreds of extra police and security guards have been deployed to block access to roads and train tracks leading to the Channel Tunnel near Calais in France in recent days after groups of up to 2,000 migrants tried to storm the railway terminus to make it in to Britain. Sniffer dogs have been sent to help tackle the crisis and new fences erected as French police are trying hard to stop the hundreds of migrants trying to reach the UK through the tunnel every night since June....

August 5, 2015, Wednesday

Russia's Military Competitions: Evolving from Tank Biathlon to Army Games.

Military professionals from a host of nations are taking part in the International Army Games-2015 held in Russia on ten various grounds from 01 to 15 August 2015 to define strongest military professionals in 14 disciplines.Armies that have sent competing teams include those of countries such as Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia and Tajikistan....

August 4, 2015, Tuesday

Serbia Faced with Tide of Migrants Heading for EU via Hungary

Migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa are crossing into Serbia from neighbouring Macedonia these days heading for Hungary, which is member of the EU’s borderless Schengen zone. Travelling on the so-called Balkan route, they are trying to reach Hungary, from where they can travel visa-free to EU countries farther north with the aim to settle there....

July 21, 2015, Tuesday

San Fermin Bull-Running Festival Starts in Pamplona

Thousands of people went into the streets of Pamplona, in northern Spain, to test their speed and courage in the first bull-run of the famed San Fermin festival on 7 July. Ernest Hemingway immortalized the nine-day fiesta in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". ...

July 7, 2015, Tuesday

Greece Set to Hold Referendum on Terms of Bailout Deal

The Greek government on 30 June presented a last-minute proposal for a two-year agreement with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to fully cover its financing needs, combined with debt restructuring. "From the first we made clear that the decision to call a referendum was not the end but the continuation of a negotiation seeking better terms for the Greek people," an announcement from the office of PM Alexis Tsipras read....

July 1, 2015, Wednesday

Sand City Hurghada: Where Caesar and Zeus Meet Iron Man and Sponge Bob

Located just a few kilometers from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, Sand City Hurghada is the single open-air sand museum in Africa and the Middle East.It has brought together a number of artists to create a collection of tens of sculptures and reliefs which could be liked by both adults and children as it is divided into two main sections: history/mythology and cartoons....

June 27, 2015, Saturday
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