Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Eighteen Nobel Prize winners called on Saudi academics to condemn the flogging of Saudi blogger Raef Badawi in an open letter published by British newspaper the Independent on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Shiite militia clashed with Yemen's army and fired on a convoy carrying the prime minister on Monday as pressure mounted on the embattled government of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
The EU will appeal a December court decision ordering the removal of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from the bloc's terrorism blacklist, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.
The Islamic State group released about 200 Yazidis held for five months in Iraq, mostly elderly, infirm captives who likely slowed the extremists down, Kurdish military officials said Sunday.
Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister Sunday in a show of defiance toward Canada's perceived pro-Israel stance.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on Monday chair a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state, in a move seen by the opposition as a sign of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Houthi rebels battled soldiers near Yemen's presidential palace Monday morning, firing from rooftops as bodies lay in the streets, witnesses said. The status of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was not immediately clear.1 Comment
Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff Saturday in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.
Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, an Arab film icon and Omar Sharif's former wife, died Saturday at the age of 83, their son Tarek Sharif told AFP.
A young boy raises a pistol, aims at two kneeling men and fires, in a shocking propaganda video highlighting the Islamic State jihadist group's efforts to indoctrinate another generation with its brutal ideology.