President Barack Obama gestures as speaks about the new health care law to a White House Youth Summit event, in this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP)
JUBA, South Sudan: Columns of heavily armed South Sudanese gunmen in a tribal militia are fighting their way toward a rival community in the eastern Jonglei state, a local official said yesterday.<
JERUSALEM: About 80,000 Muslims attended prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on the first Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Israeli police said.
UNITED NATIONS: The United States and Israel said on Thursday that Syria and Iran, which according to UN envoys plan to run for spots on the UN Human Rights Council this year, do not deserve to be
BAGHDAD: Some Sunni and Shiite leaders in Iraq jointly called for an end to sectarian violence on Friday amid a spate of bombings that has killed more than 50 people from the start of Ramadan.
BEIRUT: Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by Al-Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed
An army assault on Homs in central Syria entered its 13th day as Ramadan brought no relief to people in areas liberated by fighters, activists said.
Officials in Cairo say prosecutors will investigate allegations that Egypt’s ousted president escaped from prison during the 2011 revolution with help from the Palestinian group Hamas.
CAIRO: Egypt’s prime minister said yesterday he does not rule out posts for the Muslim Brotherhood in his Cabinet if candidates are qualified, even as police cracked down on ousted President
ANKARA: The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), engaged in a fragile peace process with the Turkish government after nearly three decades of conflict, has named a hard-line party veteran as its n
PARIS: An exiled opposition group said yesterday it had obtained information about a secret underground nuclear site under construction in Iran, without specifying what kind of atomic activity it b
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