JERUSALEM: The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.
BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settle
TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections.
WASHINGTON: The White House welcomed on Friday Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it was prepared to ramp up its commitment to fighting Daesh in Syria.
JEDDAH: Most of the victims of a fire that struck a hotel in Iraq on Friday were Filipinos, the charge d'affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad said.
IRBIL: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners.
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric will no longer provide weekly Friday political messages that have had a major impact on politics and security, an apparent sign of frustration with the government.
BEIRUT, Lebanon: Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the city which once held two million people could soon fall
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron announced Thursday that a Syria donors’ conference in London had raised over $10 billion (9.0 billion euros) for humanitarian aid.
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