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Jewish state in Saudi Arabia proposed in 1917

Jewish state in Saudi Arabia proposed in 1917

A letter to the British ambassador to France in 1917 proposed a Jewish state in modern-day Saudi Arabia, documents released by the British Library show

A Millenial work by Ibn Sina published in Turkish

A Millenial work by Ibn Sina published in Turkish

The Canon of Medicine, 'El Knun Fi't-T1bb' written in 1014 by Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980-1037 AD), who is one of the prominents thinkers in the early history of Islamic thought, were published for the first time in Turkish as a five-volume collection

Longest poem from antiquity found in Turkey

Longest poem from antiquity found in Turkey

A poem, including 121 verses, discovered on the stela, assumed 2400 years old comes from antiquity during archelogical research around the Mausoleum of Satrap Hekatomnos (also King Hecatomnus) in Milas, the district in Mugla Province, contains a remarkable archaeological sites, in southwestern Turkey

Indonesian cave paintings suggest art's Africa origin

Indonesian cave paintings suggest art

Cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have been dated to around 40,000 years ago suggesting that artistic endevour did not originate in Europe as originally thought, according to a report in journal Nature

Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

French author Patrick Modiano has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy has said

Bosnia and Herzegovina burnt state archives restored

Bosnia and Herzegovina burnt state archives restored

Bosnia and Herzegovina's state archives hold great importance for Turkey, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency Vice President Ali Maskan said Thursday

Priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market

Priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market

Ancient Iraqi artefacts are appearing on the black market as militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures, Iraqi and Western officials said

Millions of historic photos, drawings posted on Flickr

Millions of historic photos, drawings posted on Flickr

The Internet Archive's Flickr account will contain some old-timey pictures, as the organization recently posted several million images to the popular photo-sharing site.

Amal Alamuddin named to UN Gaza inquiry team

Amal Alamuddin named to UN Gaza inquiry team

Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said Monday.

George Clooney, fiancee post legal notice to marry

George Clooney, fiancee post legal notice to marry

George Clooney and his fiancee have posted a legal notice declaring their intention to marry in Italy.