A Free Syrian Army fighters lights a bomb before firing it in the direction of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, in this Dec. 7, 2013 photo. (Reuters)
BAGHDAD: Gunmen overran an Iraqi army checkpoint and then shot up a trailer packed with policemen breaking their Ramadan fast, killing a total of 14 troops in the country’s restive western An
AMMAN: A military court yesterday postponed until next week a bail application by Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain, his lawyer sai
KHARTOUM: The former chief of Sudan’s powerful intelligence service, who faced a possible death sentence for his alleged role in a coup plot, was freed under an amnesty yesterday, his lawyer
BEIRUT: Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group on Wednesday rejected Russian accusations that rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly chemical attack outside Aleppo in March.
CAIRO: Authorities escalated their crackdown Wednesday on the Muslim Brotherhood, ordering the arrest of its spiritual leader for inciting violence this week in which more than 50 people were killed i
JERUSALEM: A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who mysteriously disappeared in Egypt last month is being detained by Israel for “security crimes,” an Israel court confirmed Wednesday, a month after
NICOSIA: A former Cypriot defense minister was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday over a deadly munitions blast two years ago that killed 13 people and crippled the economy in the island’
JUBA: South Sudan is guilty of widespread human rights abuses and awash with corruption, campaigners warned on the second anniversary of the country’s independence yesterday.
CAIRO: Egypt’s military-backed interim president named a prominent economist, Hazem el-Beblawi, as prime minister on Tuesday and appointed pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei as a vice president,
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