U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the death of Nelson Mandela before his departure at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, in this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo. (Reuters)
CAIRO: An Egyptian court has handed down heavy sentences of 11 years in prison to 21 female supporters of the ousted Islamist president, many of them juveniles, for holding a protest.
BENGHAZI: Shops and schools closed across Benghazi Tuesday as residents of Libya’s second city responded to calls for civil disobedience to protest deadly clashes between radicals and the army.
DAMASCUS: The Syrian government and rebels held fast on Tuesday to their uncompromising stances toward each other, a day after a date was announced for them to sit down to peace talks in Geneva.
DAMASCUS: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at a bus stop west of Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, state television said.
CAIRO: The opposition Syrian National Coalition will take full possession of the country’s seat on the Arab League now that it has formed a provisional government, its chief said Tuesday in C
JERUSALEM: Israel approved on Monday plans to build more than 800 settler homes on occupied land, in a move Palestinians said was aimed at venting Israeli anger toward a deal Western powers have stru
PARIS: European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to i
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s supreme court upheld Monday a death sentence against a woman for murdering her Filipino maid after torturing her.
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s supreme court Monday upheld a death sentence for a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family convicted of killing his nephew, also a royal, according to the verdict
BENGHAZI, Libya: Fierce clashes broke out Monday between army special forces and fighters from Libya’s top jihadist group in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least five soldiers, offi
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