HANDS OF UNITY: Senior Fatah and Hamas officials hold their hands after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City on Wednesday. (Reuters)
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the votes needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.
CAIRO: A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt’s capital within a week.
DUBAI: Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into the family’s London apartment weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in t
GAZA CITY: Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians’ political split by holding general elections i
RAS AL-HARF: Lebanese authorities on Tuesday sent a rare aid convoy to the town of Tufeil, an island of Lebanese territory inside Syria where thousands have become trapped in the country’s war.
RAMALLAH: The Palestinians have relaunched efforts to reconcile their rival leaderships in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as US-brokered peace talks with Israel teeter on the edge of collapse.
TEHRAN: More than one in five marriages in Iran ended in divorce last year — despite the government’s push for more couples to wed and have children to reverse slowing population growth.
NAIROBI: Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly left “piles and piles” of bodies — many of those in a mosque — in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the UN’s top humanitarian of
PARIS: France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadi groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.
ADEN: An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign on the weekend in Yemen has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to thwart attacks by the network’s local affilia
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