Monday, May 11, 2015
The Internet and the proliferation of satellite technology mean Iran can no longer control foreign news and television broadcasts, the country's culture minister said on Sunday, urging a new approach.
Kenan Evren, the general who led Turkey's 1980 military coup that ended years of street-clashes between rival left- and right-wing militias and but also unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings died on Saturday. He was 97.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the rebel stronghold Saada in northern Yemen, forcing hundreds of families to flee the area, security officials and Shiite Houthi rebels said Saturday.
Forty inmates in a prison in eastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, have escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners, authorities said Saturday.
Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is largely rejecting a European Union plan to fight the growing migrant crisis that is centered in his crumbling country, saying his Western-backed government hasn't even been consulted and ruling out EU forces on Libyan soil "at this stage."
Friday, May 8, 2015
After reaching a late-night deal on a new coalition, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement Thursday giving a senior role to the far-right Jewish Home that firmly opposes a Palestinian state.
Israel has approved construction of 900 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a watchdog said Thursday shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a new rightwing religious coalition.
Saudi Arabia Thursday proposed a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen following weeks of airstrikes and clashes, with top U.S. diplomat John Kerry urging Iran-backed rebels to accept the offer.
Dubai's Emirates Airline said Thursday annual profits have surged 40 percent to US$1.2 billion as revenues increased and fuel costs dropped.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
An Arab civil rights group has slammed Israeli police over closing its investigation into the fatal shooting of an Arab that sparked violent protests last year.