Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the past 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Israel on Monday charged an ultra-Orthodox man with murder for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and wounding five others at a Gay Pride parade, as he lashed out at homosexuality in court.
Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets.
Monday, August 24, 2015
A Syria-based journalist who has trained citizen reporters in the war-ravaged country has been named the recipient of the 2015 Peter Mackler Award for courageous and ethical journalism, organizers said Saturday.
At least 18 people were killed in Somalia on Saturday in two bomb attacks carried out by suspected Shabab militants in the south of the country and the capital Mogadishu, officials said.
Israel's former Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said in an interview that three Iran attack plans backed by both himself and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were blocked by the military.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Yemen's president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military installations and all cities and provinces -- even the province they call home.
Israel's air force carried out a drone strike in southern Syria on Friday, killing five people, while a soldier was killed and seven wounded in an air raid overnight, Syrian state TV reported.
A Palestinian held without charge by Israel ended his unprecedented 66-day hunger strike Thursday, his lawyer said, after the Supreme Court ordered him released from detention.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A Palestinian on a two-month hunger strike regained consciousness Thursday following a medically induced coma as debate raged over a decision by Israel's top court to suspend his detention without trial.