Category Archives: Middle East

Saudi-led air strikes kill 19 Yemeni civilians – residents

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi-led air strikes killed 19 Yemeni civilians in bombings of homes & a market on Sunday, residents said, a day before a U.N.-brokered ceasefire is set to…

Anger in Baghdad over Turkish troops in Iraq

A mass demonstration was held in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as tensions escalated between Iraq & Turkey over the deployment of Turkish troops in northern Iraq since the beginning of…

Palestinian refugee thrives at Britain's poshest school

Wearing a white tie & coattails, Ammar Mustapha sits near the manicured grounds of Britain's most prestigious school, a world away from the Palestinian refugee camps he grew up in…

IMF stays, Grexit risk not over: EU

Greece cannot remove the IMF from its economic bailout, the head of the EU's rescue fund said Sunday, adding that the possibility of a Greek eurozone exit remains if reforms…

Afghan forces battle to hold off Taliban in Helmand district

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Afghan forces are battling to hold Marjah district centre in the volatile southern province of Helmand that Taliban insurgents have cut off as part of…

Syria: Child killed as mortar shells strike Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency says a child has been killed & three people wounded by mortar shells that struck the capital Damascus. SANA says Sunday's shells…

Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey to host 2017 Eurobasket

MUNICH (AP) — Finland, Israel, Romania & Turkey will host the European basketball championship in 2017 World governing body FIBA says Turkey will host group games as well as the…

Car bomb near hospital in central Syria kills at least 16

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded Saturday in a government-held neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 16 people & wounding dozens, state media &…

Netanyahu dog quarantined after biting MP, minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog was behind bars Saturday after biting a lawmaker & a cabinet minister's husband during an event to mark the Hanukkah Jewish holiday. "Last night…

Egypt convicts 2 officers of torture and murder of detainee

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court convicted two officers of torture & murder, sentencing each to five years in jail on Saturday in the killing of a detained lawyer, the…