Palestinians sit in a motorbike rickshaw as they ride past a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes. (Reuters)
BAGHDAD: Iraq executed seven people Thursday, including three men convicted of the 1994 killing in Beirut of the father of a current MP, despite international condemnation over Baghdad's use of the de
CAIRO: The former chief of staff of Egypt’s military says he will not run for president, leaving a leftist politician as the only serious candidate to run against the nation’s military chief.
The UAE on Wednesday called the Iraqi ambassador to present him a letter of protest for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s statement accusing Saudi Arabia of supporting global terrorism.
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would not stop members of the Muslim Brotherhood — listed among terrorist organizations in the Kingdom — from coming to perform Haj and Umrah
NEW YORK: The share of seats held by women in parliaments around the world rose 1.5 percentage points in the past year to a record 21.8 percent, almost doubling since 1995, a study by the Inter-Par
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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