French journalists Edouard Elias (front L), Didier Francois (R), Nicolas Henin (2nd R, background) and Pierre Torres (3rd R, background) arrive at a hospital in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, on Friday. (Reuters)
CAIRO: A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said.
VIENNA: Austrian police say they are conducting an international search for two teenage girls who left farewell letters announcing plans to “fight for Islam” in Syria.
GENEVA: The UN’s human rights chief on Monday condemned the “routine” use of torture in Syrian detention facilities, as a new report said victims were raped, beaten and had their
WASHINGTON: Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20 percent of its citizens before the presidential elections at the end of May, as the country has “no time to waste” in startin
TRIPOLI: A Libyan court adjourned Monday until April 27 the trial of top figures from Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, including heir apparent Seif Al-Islam, for abuses committed during the 2011 upr
TRIPOLI, Libya: Libya’s government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound
ABU DHABI: The UAE is finalizing a new law to boost entrepreneurship with broad incentives as part of a wider push to create jobs for a burgeoning young population.
TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former US Marine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported.
JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on Sunday approved the return of Jewish settlers to a contested house in the West Bank city of Hebron, his office said.
Over 25 well known authors will attend the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival that will run at Expo Center from April 15.
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