BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group has abducted women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority, distributed them as spoils of war and forced them into sexual slavery, driving some to suicide.
Cairo: A prominent Egyptian satirist has been fined millions of dollars over a dispute with a television channel that suspended his show after it lampooned military leaders, officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: At least 60 journalists were killed globally this year in work-related violence, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a year-end re
GENEVA: Recent fighting in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, the UN said Tuesday, demanding justice for serious rights violations and possibl
BEIRUT: US-led air strikes in Syria have killed more than 1,000 jihadists in the past three months, nearly all of them from the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said Tuesday.
TUNIS: Tunisia’s election commission says an 88-year-old former government minister has won the presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.
BEIRUT: Nearly four years of civil war in Syria have cost its tiny neighbor Lebanon more than $20 billion, the Social Affairs Minister told AFP on Monday.
BENGHAZI: At least five people were killed and 35 wounded in clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and radical fighters in Benghazi, medics and military officials said.
CAIRO: Five members of Egypt’s deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, were killed on Sunday in clashes with police, the Interior Ministry said.
DUBAI: Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support
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