HANDS OF UNITY: Senior Fatah and Hamas officials hold their hands after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City on Wednesday. (Reuters)
TEHRAN: Iran has no intention of committing acts of aggression but retains the right to defend itself militarily, President Hassan Rowhani said Friday.
CAIRO: Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country’s main ports.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the UN but says he’s only treating it as guidance.
DAMASCUS: Syrian army forces advanced Friday around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city, killing 14 people.
LONDON: A British teenager whose uncle was detained in the Guantanamo Bay camp has been killed in the Syrian conflict, his family said
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 p
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 appe
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.
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