Saturday, January 3, 2015
Turkey's Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu on Friday faced a barrage of criticism on social media after suggesting that women should prioritize the “career” of motherhood before anything else.
Afghan soldiers were responsible for firing mortars at a wedding party that killed 17 women and children, officials said Friday, in a mistaken strike that overshadowed the transfer of nationwide security from NATO forces.
Two Saudis convicted of drug trafficking became the first people executed in 2015 in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, which beheaded 87 people last year, according to an AFP tally.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Omar Karame, Lebanon's first post-war prime minister and a staunch ally of the Syrian government, has died at the age of 80, his family announced on Thursday.
The Palestinians faced a fresh diplomatic battle Thursday after taking steps to join the International Criminal Court in a move strongly condemned by both Washington and Israel.
Afghanistan on Thursday launched an investigation into whether the army was responsible for mortars fired into a wedding party that killed at least 20 guests in the restive southern province of Helmand.
Strife-torn northern Nigeria was hit by two deadly attacks on Wednesday, when a female suicide bomber was killed as she tried to enter a military barracks and seven died in a bus explosion.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Palestinians moved Wednesday to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a new avenue for action against Israel after the U.N. Security Council rejected a resolution on ending the occupation.
The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment after NATO combat operations closed down and as a new “train and support” mission takes over.
A suicide bomber dressed as a woman killed 33 people in central Yemen on Wednesday when he blew himself up at a celebration by Shiite militia supporters, medical and security sources said.