CAIRO: Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday referred a police officer to trial for the killing of a female protester during a peaceful demonstration nearly two months earlier in a widely documented sho
LAUSANNE: Uncertainty reigned at crunch US-Iran nuclear talks Tuesday as US officials warned that key differences remained but Tehran said that almost all technical issues were resolved ahead of a Mar
SAMARRA: Iraq’s offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State group was stalled Tuesday because of streets and buildings rigged with booby trap bombs and by the several hundred militants still hol
GENEVA: UN investigators offered on Tuesday to share names from secret lists of alleged Syria war criminals with prosecutors, to help end the “culture of impunity” in the country.
RIYADH: A remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry that President Bashar Assad should be included in negotiations on a Syrian political transition provoked alarm and dismay on Monday among commentat
DUBAI: The number of vehicles in Dubai has doubled over the past eight years giving the Gulf emirate more cars per person than New York or London, official figures showed Monday.
MANAMA: Bahraini security forces have seized bomb-making equipment being smuggled from Iraq aboard a passenger bus for use in attacks in the kingdom, the public prosecutor said.
BAGHDAD: Iraq said on Monday it had put its Tikrit offensive on hold and senior officials called for more airstrikes to dislodge Islamic State militants who have laid explosives across the city and st
ADEN, Yemen: Yemen’s Shiite rebels who overran the capital, Sanaa, and several northern provinces, on Monday released the country’s prime minister and all Cabinet members from weeks-long house arrest,
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