Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, declaring it a “terrorist” group.
BAGHDAD: A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed nine people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.
ISTANBUL: Turkey is ready to “pay the price” if found guilty of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
TRIPOLI: The rivals of Libya’s elected Parliament agreed to join UN-mediated peace talks with the internationally recognised government if they are held on home soil.
BEIRUT: An Iranian official said on Friday during a visit to Beirut that his country wants good relations with its Middle East neighbors, especially regional rival Saudi Arabia.
TOKYO: The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off criticism that he’s trying to amass sultan-like powers, saying he really just wants to be more like Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
CAIRO/EL-ARISH: Egypt’s army clashed with militants in Sinai on Friday, leaving two children dead as President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi flew home to deal with a wave of militant attacks that killed at le
JERUSALEM: Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Friday that Palestinian lives, rights and lands were being violated in the service of Israeli election campai
SANAA: Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a US drone campaign against the local branch of Al-Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.
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