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Saudi graft suspects were physically abused

Prominent Saudis held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported Monday, describing...

Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory

Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family....

A hard sell? Saudi crown prince goes West to woo allies

Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to persuade his British and U.S. allies that "shock" reforms have made his country a better place to invest...

Russian plane crash at base in Syria kills 32

A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defence ministry said in a...

Turkey detains Iraqis plotting US embassy attack

Turkish police on Monday detained four Iraqis suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Ankara, media reports said. The group were held...

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

The misinterpretation of Islamic law and a lack of knowledge about inheritance rights are major hurdles in improving women's access to land in Muslim...

No civilians exit Syria rebel-held region on day 2 of pause

No civilians exited the rebel-held Syria region near the capital Damascus on Wednesday, the second day of a Russia-ordered brief daily humanitarian pause...

Saudi Arabia, reforms under King Salman

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has undergone sweeping changes since King Salman came to power three years ago, announcing major economic reforms, cracking down on the...

U.S. shale investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom

U.S. oil production has topped 10 million barrels per day, approaching a record set in 1970, but many investors in the companies driving the...

Scandals highlight Israeli leader’s media obsession

Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, an upgrade from older Israeli politicians in his telegenic poise, mastery of...

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