BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Parliament speaker threatened the electricity minister Tuesday with a vote of no confidence if he does not appear within four days to be quizzed over a persistent power crisis.
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday called on reluctant opposition parties to join an interim government ahead of new elections, but two refused and the third, a pro-Kurdish part
PARIS: Libya’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international air strikes to help tackle the Daesh (Islamic State) group which threatens to create
BEIRUT: Daesh (Islamic State) militants published photos on Tuesday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, an act the UN cultural agency UNESCO
SANAA, Yemen: The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen doubled its near-daily airstrikes Monday in the central province of Marib and the adjacent border area of Jawf, in order to allow
JEDDAH: Fourteen blackmailers who extorted money from women in the UAE and Saudi Arabia after threatening to publish their pictures on social media websites have been arrested by Palestinian security
ABU DHABI: A rare mass trial of 41 radicals accused of seeking to overthrow the government and links with “terrorists” opened on Monday in the UAE.
BEIRUT: Daesh has blown up a famed temple in Syria’s ancient Palmyra, in an act the UN condemned as a war crime and an “immense loss” for humanity.
CAIRO: A bomb struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen Monday, killing three and wounding 33, officials said, in the latest attack against security forces who are being targeted by radicals.
JERUSALEM: A strike by teachers and personnel in the Gaza Strip kept more than 200,000 children from returning to school for the new term Monday, as the UN agency that employs them struggles financial
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