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Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

The Israeli military says it struck nine Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in a bid to deter Palestinians from launching incendiary kites and...

Afghan Taliban frown at militants’ Eid ceasefire selfies

The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a senior Taliban official said...

Egypt’s Sisi pardons 3,477 prisoners ahead of Eid holiday

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 3477 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, many of them imprisoned for debt, the interior ministry said...

In Yemen capital, fears over fighting cloud Eid holiday

Residents of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Friday marked another Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday under the shadow of war, scared their city could be...

UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

The UN's highest court will hold public hearings this month in an urgent case between United Arab Emirates and Qatar, which accuses its Gulf...

Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

A Danish court ordered the government Friday to compensate 18 civilians who were tortured during the Iraq war in an operation carried out by...

US blacklists 14 firms tied to Israeli mining magnate

The United States on Friday blacklisted an additional 14 companies tied to Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, whom Washington accuses of profiting from massive resource...

Libya strongman’s jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces on Friday launched air strikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the east of the country,...

Qatar says it files case against UAE at UN’s highest court

Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Abu Dhabi of "discrimination against...

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