Friday, May 8, 2015
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.
Four Afghan men were sentenced to death Wednesday for the savage lynching of a woman falsely accused of blasphemy, a landmark judgment in a nation where female victims often have little legal recourse.
The man in charge of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that could include more U.S. routes despite opposition from American carriers who accuse the airline of having an unfair advantage.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days.
Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want to want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.
Iran's president denounced western countries for taking pride in arms sales Tuesday, after France signed a warplanes deal with Qatar, saying weapons agreements add to Middle East instability.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Texas police shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad staged by an anti-Muslim group.