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Friday, January 23, 2015
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Yemen thrown into turmoil as president resigns
Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil.
The clock was ticking Thursday toward a deadline imposed by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals unless Tokyo pays a US$200 million ransom.
King Tut's beard glued back on with epoxy
The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Palestinian wounds 11 in Tel Aviv bus stabbing before shot by police
A Palestinian man stabbed 11 people on and near a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, seriously wounding three of them before he was shot and arrested by Israeli police.
Shiite rebels in control of Yemen's capital now hold the country's president “captive” at his home, his aides said Wednesday, putting in question who actually rules the Arab world's most-impoverished nation.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tokyo won't budge on IS hostage threat
The Islamic State (IS) group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a US$200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed Tuesday it would not give in to "terrorism."
Shiite rebels seize Yemeni presidential palace
Yemen's information minister says Shiite Houthi rebels are shelling the residence of the country's president as they also swept into the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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