Police officers take positions outside Cairo University during a protest inside by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo on Monday. (Reuters)
THE HAGUE: Western powers will turn down a Syrian request for military transport equipment to ship out chemical weapons material, saying the armored trucks and other gear could be used to fight the
BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition grouping said Monday it was willing to attend peace talks on the condition that President Bashar Assad transfer power and be excluded from any transition process.
TEHRAN: Iran and Britain on Monday named nonresident charges d’affaires to each other’s capital, in moves aimed at restoring diplomatic ties severed after the British Embassy was ransac
TUNIS: A 32-year-old man from a poor neighborhood of the Tunisian capital set himself on fire outside a government building on Monday, the emergency services told AFP.
DAMASCUS: Five children were killed and 27 people wounded when mortar rounds hit a school in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state television reported.
DUBAI/GENEVA: President Hassan Rowhani, architect of Iran’s diplomatic opening to world powers, said on Sunday it had “red lines” and would not bow to threats in an apparent bid to keep hard-lin
ABU DHABI: Subsidized petrol and electricity programs are causing a huge waste of energy across the Gulf and threatening economies, Oman’s oil and gas minister said on Sunday, in a rare offic
DOHA: A top UN official on Sunday urged Qatar to improve conditions for foreign laborers, as the Gulf emirate builds a massive infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup.
MANAMA: A Bahraini court sentenced two men to life in prison and two others to 15 years for a car bomb attack outside a mosque in July, state news agency BNA said on Sunday.
BEIRUT: A Syrian lawmaker kidnapped by opposition jihadist fighters earlier this year was executed last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.
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