They were found hidden in a truck at the Slovenia-Croatia border.
With a May 1st deadline looming, defence ministers from the NATO military alliance have chosen to delay a decision on whether to withdraw forces from Afghanistan.
At least one person was killed and several others were injured including an American service member, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Turkey says the 13 people, whose names have not been revealed, had been abducted by militants and taken to a cave complex in Iraq.
A very small number of people circled the Kaaba in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.
Tehran now wields considerable political and economic influence in neighbouring Iraq with some Iraqis deploring that their country was "handed over to Iran".
On Friday the Iraqi military said four rockets had been fired at Basmaya base but no casualties were reported.
The Middle East and North Africa’s contribution to global science and engineering publications was only about two percent in 2013 according to a Harvard funded study.
Iraqi students from the University of Mosul are on a mission to share English content with their peers in Arabic.
Despite years of war, censorship and dictatorships in Iraq, authors and intellectuals have determinedly gathered to exchange ideas and share their experiences.
A group of amateur ‘artefact detectives’ in Iraq are on a mission to return countless historical items taken from their country over the years.