Thursday 25 May 2017

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the


Saudi woman creates history by climbing Everest

Raha Moharrak, a 25-year-old Saudi woman, has made history by becoming the youngest Arab to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain Everest. She was part of a four-person expedition that also included the first Qatari


Saudis claim key win over Yemeni rebels

Saudi Arabia has said it had taken control of a strategic mountain on the Saudi side of the border with Yemen, clearing the area of Yemeni Shi'ite rebels. "The (Saudi) forces have taken control of Jabal (Mount) al-Dood ... These men have c


9 die in K-2 climbing tragedy

At least nine climbers have perished on K-2, the world’s second highest peak, in Pakistan in one of the blackest days in the sport of mountaineering and the toll could rise, expedition organisers said on Sunday. Those confirmed dead

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