DAMASCUS: At least 200 members of a Syrian regime force deployed to protect Damascus’ international airport have defected as clashes broke out near the presidential palace in the capital, a m
CAIRO: Egyptians voted yesterday in the second and final phase of a referendum on a constitution that has polarized the nation, with little indication that the result of the vote will end the politica
SANAA: Gunmen suspected of links to Al-Qaeda kidnapped two Finns and one Austrian in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, security officials said.
MUSCAT: Hoping for jobs and democratic change, voters in Oman cast ballots in their first municipal election yesterday, a sign of modest reform in response to protests inspired by the Arab Spring.
GAMMARTH: Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali kicked off viewing yesterday for an auction of thousands of luxury items once owned by ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ali and his family.
TUNIS: The lawyer of a Tunisian man suspected of involvement in the US consulate attack in Libya says his client has been questioned by the FBI.
SANAA: Yemen’s state security court has sentenced three Al-Qaeda militants to up to six years in prison for planning attacks on security forces, foreign diplomatic missions and state institutions.
MOSCOW: Russia called on South Sudan yesterday to punish those responsible for shooting down a UN helicopter, killing its four Russian crew, and take steps to ensure such incidents do not happen again
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders in Brussels to discuss energy, Syria and human rights, but reached no agreements — as officials on both sides had predicted in advan
BAGHDAD: Nine of the Iraqi finance minister’s guards are being held on terrorism charges, a judicial spokesman said yesterday, after the minister demanded the premier’s resignation foll
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