A flag of the Islamic State is shown fluttering atop the Palmyra castle in the Syrian town of Palmyra in this picture released on May 22, 2015 by the website of militant group. (AP)
TUNIS: Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia’s presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favorite Beji Caid Essebsi in
JERUSALEM: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports further negotiations on a proposed UN Security Council resolution that sets a 2017 deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from wa
TUNIS: Militants who have joined the Islamic State group claimed Thursday the 2013 murder of two secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presi
JERUSALEM: The UN warned Thursday it was running out of funds to house families in Gaza, as it doubled its estimate of the number of homes damaged or destroyed in this summer’s war with Israel.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted president Muhammad Mursi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.
UNITED NATIONS: Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills th
ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday stepped up his rhetoric in a bitter row with the European Union over arrests of opposition media, saying the bloc has no right to give lessons in de
GAZA CITY: Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian group from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory.”
PARIS: First one of his sons died, then another and another.
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