Friday, October 17, 2014
Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in two Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 16 people Thursday, police and medical sources said.
Oil-rich Kuwait tripled the prices of diesel and kerosene on Wednesday, ending decades of heavy subsidies, while putting off a similar decision on electricity and water charges.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Police in Syria's beleaguered self-ruled Kurdish areas have rounded up hundreds of young men to press them into military service recently made compulsory, activists and Kurdish officials say.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.
Two senior security officials in the Syrian city of Homs have been fired after a bombing that killed dozens of schoolchildren, stirring rare public protests in a loyalist area, a monitor said Tuesday.
A Saudi court sentenced a Chadian and an Egyptian to death on Monday while several other people were jailed up to 33 years for “terrorist” related offenses, official media said.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Kurdish fighters engaged in fierce clashes with jihadists on the Turkish border near Kobane on Monday, as Ankara denied allowing Washington to use its bases against the Islamic State (IS) group.
International donors pledged about US$5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Donors at an international conference Sunday promised US$2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key participants said their efforts would be futile without a permanent peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Washington called Sunday for renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians as a donor conference pledged millions for rebuilding the ruin left by this summer's conflict in Gaza.