Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq, head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh and senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed meet during unity talks in Gaza City. (Reuters)
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s prime minister told MPs Tuesday that a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup was “tampered with,” Parliament speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem said af
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned members of ousted President Muhammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.
BETHLEHEM: A Palestinian woman died after inhaling tear gas used by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a medical official said Tuesday, but the military denied any involvement.
AMMAN: A Jordanian man who threw his shoes at Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur and five Cabinet ministers in the northern city of Jerash, was freed Tuesday, his family said.
BAGHDAD: Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein’s regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said Tue
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
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