Passersby look at bodies of Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters and soldiers who were executed by a group of gunmen on a main street of the town of Hit, 140 kilometers west of Baghdad, on Wednesday. The photo has been cropped to remove the gory portion. (AP Photo)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces held off attacks on a key town and an oil refinery as top US diplomat John Kerry pushed Tuesday for unity in a conflict the UN says has killed nearly 1,100.
CAIRO: Vivian Salama, a television and print journalist who has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, has been named as Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press.
KHARTOUM: A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed on Monday, one of her lawyers said.
ABU DHABI: Seven men arrested last year on suspicion of planning attacks on the UAE were jailed on Monday for belonging to an Al-Qaeda network and aiding its affiliate in Syria.
AMMAN: A Jordanian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for planning to carry out an attack on alleged “devil worshippers” last year, an official said.
NICOSIA, Cyprus: The last of Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction, the organization charged with overseeing the elimination of
CAIRO: An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families and was qu
DUBAI: Kuwait has withdrawn its ambassador from Iraq due to the security situation there, a Kuwaiti official told Reuters.
BAGHDAD: US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad to push for stability, as Sunni militants overran a strategic Shiite town and an airport, tightening their grip on north Iraq.
RAMALLAH, West Bank: Israel’s army said it detained another 37 Palestinians overnight as it searched for three missing teenagers and extended a crackdown on the Hamas Islamist group it accuses of kidn
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