BASHAR ASSAD’S BARBARITY SEEMS UNENDING: A man runs as flames rise from buildings after a regime airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. (AP)
TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities vowed Monday to pursue a democratic transition in the face of mounting lawlessness after two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country’s transitional parliament.
MANAMA: A bomb explosion killed three Bahraini policemen on Monday during confrontations between security forces and “rioters” in a village near the capital, the Interior Min
AMMAN: Millions of children in the Middle East will be vaccinated against polio this month after the crippling disease resurfaced in conflict-hit Syria, the United Nations said Sunday.
CAIRO: Egypt’s new prime minister has urged a halt to all protests and strikes to give the nation a breather to rebuild after more than three years of deadly turmoil.
JERUSALEM: Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to Jerusalem’s streets for a mass prayer vigil Sunday in protest at plans to conscript their young men for Israeli military service.
BENGHAZI: A French engineer was shot dead in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Sunday, a medical source said, and France’s foreign minister demanded that the attackers be brought to justice.
KUWAIT: Kuwait's 84-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has undergone a "successful minor surgery" at a hospital in the United States, KUNA reported on Sunday.
TRIPOLI: Dozens of protesters on Sunday stormed Libya’s interim parliament, the General National Congress, with some of them rampaging through the building, witnesses said.
DUBAI: President Hassan Rowhani urged Iran’s military leaders on Saturday to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats, in a clear reference to efforts to end the nuclear dispu
GAZA CITY: A mentally ill Gazan woman was shot dead by Israeli troops near the border early on Saturday, the Palestinian territory’s Hamas-run Health Ministry said.
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