Middle East & Turkey

Photo: 11 arrested in 'parallel state' sweep in Turkey / Turkey

11 arrested in 'parallel state' sweep in Turkey

30 July 2014, 03:18

Eleven people have been arrested as part of Turkey's 'parallel state' probe into alleged espionage and illegal wiretapping, Anadolu Agency reported. Istanbul Judge Islam Cicek ordered the arrests of...

Photo: Saudi Arabia produces 17 percent of world's dates
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Saudi Arabia produces 17 percent of world's dates

28 July 2014, 13:56

Deputy Agriculture Minister for Agricultural Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Fehaid said that Saudi Arabia's production of dates reached around 1.1 million tons, while producing palm trees cover an area of 157,000 hectares, Saudi...