Friday, July 3, 2015
An Afghan appeal court has overturned death sentences given to four men for the lynching and murder in March of a woman falsely accused of blasphemy in Kabul, a judge said Thursday.
At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to U.N. figures released Wednesday.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A wave of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 soldiers Wednesday, with the toll expected to rise as troops fought a running battle with militants.
Gas giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it was halting all natural gas supplies to Ukraine after pricing talks broke down in the latest row between Russia and its war-torn ex-Soviet neighbor.
Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire US$32 billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.
Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the "curse of Tutankhamun" as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king's burial chamber nearly a century ago.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
An attack on Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen's capital claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 28 people, medics said Tuesday, the latest anti-Shiite assault by the Sunni extremists.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
SANAA - The Islamic State group claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.
Pakistan's army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight against militants, but there are concerns that rights are being rolled back in the name of defeating terror.