Residents inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Bashar Assad in Aleppo's Al-Ansari neighborhood. (Reuters)
DUBAI: A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in
TRIPOLI: A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped Thursday in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan’s ambassador.
ALGIERS: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair Thursday as Algerians voted in an election he is widely expected to win despite chronic health prob
BEIRUT: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday that a deal between trapped fighters and civilians in Homs city and the Syrian authorities had broken down, as government forces appeare
KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti lawmaker Thursday urged his government to send stateless people convicted of breaching public security and protesting to a camp he suggested should be built in the desert.
CAIRO: Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe’s latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative.
Subramanian Swamy is not without reason one of the most popular Indian politicians on Twitter.
DAMASCUS: Vehicles hit by Jordanian airstrikes on the border on Wednesday did not belong to the Syrian Army, Syrian state media claimed, citing a military source.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed President Muhammad Mursi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said.
The Labor Ministry of the UAE has toughened stance on employers who violate the country’s labor laws.
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