Middle-East



Journalists’ freedom a must for fair media

DUBAI: Media cannot be free without journalists feeling free and safe, said Princess Rym Ali of Jordan at the 9th annual WAN-Ifra Middle East Conference on Wednesday.



Palestinian fighters respond to Israeli aggression with rockets

GAZA CITY: Gaza militants fired a salvo of more than two dozen rockets at southern Israel on Wednesday, prompting a sharp warning from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



Jordan horror: Teen gives birth after rape by father, brother

AMMAN: Jordanian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a teenage girl’s 40-year-old father and 16-year-old brother with rape after she gave birth to a baby girl, a judicial official said.



Ousted Libya PM Zeidan leaves Malta

ROME: Libya’s fugitive ex-prime minister Ali Zeidan has flown to Germany in defiance of a travel ban after changing planes in Malta, Maltese government sources told AFP Wednesday.



Libyan Parliament sacks PM Zeidan after rebels export oil

TRIPOLI: Libya’s parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after a tanker loaded with oil from a rebel-held port escaped the navy, officials said.



Egypt doctor in the dock for fatal female mutilation

CAIRO: A doctor in Egypt will face trial for performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl, a judicial official said on Tuesday.



Media strategies in focus at Dubai meet

Successful strategies for media houses will be under spotlight at Wan-Ifra’s 9th Mideast conference that begins on March 12.



Israel air strike kills 3 in Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: An Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the territory’s Hamas-run health ministry said.



Egypt road crash kills 24

CAIRO: At least 24 people were killed in Egypt Tuesday when a bus plowed into a truck parked on the side of a road, police and medics said.



5.5 million children affected by Syria conflict: UN

AMMAN: The UN said Tuesday the number of children impacted by Syria’s war has doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, many of them trapped in besieged areas and beyond reach.

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