JERUSALEM: Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will soon introduce a Schengen-style, unified visa for tourists and businessmen from 35 foreign and Arab countries, according to a high-ranking Kuwaiti official.
CAIRO/EL-ARISH: At least a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula has killed seven Egyptian security force personnel and seriously wounded four, medical and security sources said.
JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington on Sunday as he began a five-day trip to the US.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by IS fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the militants in neighboring Iraq.
TEHRAN: Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi is to visit Iran on Monday for talks on Baghdad’s battle against the IS group, which holds swathes of the country, his office said.
BAGHDAD: The UN voiced alarm Sunday over the increasing use of the death penalty in Iraq in the decade since its reintroduction, warning such punishments would only fuel deadly sectarian conflict.
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending a funeral, a police officer and medical offi
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobani Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security a
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