JERUSALEM: A Palestinian prisoner arrested by Israel in July died Tuesday after what the Israel Prison Authority said was a suicide attempt, a claim denied by the Palestinians.
ISTANBUL: Turkey is unlikely to sign any energy deals with Israel for the construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey because of a deepening political rift over Israel’s Gaza offensive, Turkish Energy Mi
BAGHDAD: Eight universities across northern Iraq have been shuttered and appear unlikely to open soon after the sweep of extremist fighters through the region.
KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti court sentenced a Sunni Islamist activist to three years in jail Tuesday for posting remarks deemed derogatory to Shiite Muslims on his Twitter account.
CAIRO: An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a top Muslim Brotherhood member and a prominent Islamist preacher to 20 years in prison Tuesday after finding them guilty of abducting and torturing two pol
JERUSALEM: An international watchdog organization has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk.
SANAA: Yemen on Monday sacked the commander of its police special forces, a day after clashes broke out as they tried in vain to disperse a Shiite rebel sit-in blocking the road to Sanaa airport.
TEHRAN: More than two thirds of young Iranians are using illegal software to reach websites that are officially banned, government research cited by media said Monday.
WELLINGTON: Israel has rejected New Zealand’s new ambassador because he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority, officials said Monday.
ABU DHABI: The trial began in the UAE on Monday of 15 persons charged with joining and financing Syria’s Al-Qaeda franchise and a rebel group there, the official WAM news agency said.
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