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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A U.S. jury on Monday found Palestinian authorities liable for six attacks in Jerusalem that killed and injured Americans, awarding victims and their families more than US$218 million in damages.
A FIFA World Cup task force on Tuesday called for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be shortened and held in November-December to avoid scorching summer temperatures.
Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shiite Muslim men who were traveling by bus through southern Afghanistan after returning from Iran, officials and a witness said on Tuesday.
Egypt court sentences activist to 5 years in prison
A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination to stifle dissent a day after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed to release “wrongly jailed youths.”
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to March 8.
The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.
Iran's parliament has approved an article in the 2015-2016 draft budget to tax religious foundations and army-linked firms that could generate trillions of dollars.
Egypt said Sunday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Turkish forces in Syria rescue troops, tomb
Turkish soldiers launched an overnight raid into neighboring Syria, evacuating dozens of besieged troops guarding an Ottoman tomb and moving the crypt Sunday back in Turkey after ceremonially planting the country's crescent-and-star flag.
Yemen's Hadi challenges Shiite 'coup'
Yemen's beleaguered Western-backed president escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory Saturday, labeling as a coup the grab for power by the Shiite militia that had held him.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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