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A Saudi Air Force sergeant convicted in the rape of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years to life in prison for the crime, a court spokeswoman said.   Mazen Alotaibi, 25, was found guilty in Las...
 A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping and industrial hub that had shrugged off the turmoil until now. Production at the country's...
An audio message purportedly from Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said a Jordanian air force pilot held by Islamic State militants would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner held by the Jordanian authorities was released by sunset on 29 January....
The Brussels-based section of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will pull out of war-torn parts of Sudan due to a lack of cooperation from authorities, the medical charity said on Thursday, as the country sees an uptick in violence. Sudan has faced a...
Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets....
Six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) were detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan province, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said. The three-...
Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya - a country sliding into lawlessness where armed groups battle for control and dozens of their compatriots have been kidnapped. Tackling unemployment in...
 The Israeli military began searching on Wednesday for tunnels that Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas may have dug, responding to concerns from residents of a small nearby village in northern Israel, a military source said. Israel's...
A UN spokesman has said a UN peacekeeper stationed in southern Lebanon was killed an Israeli shelling of Lebanese villages of Majidiyeh, Abbasiyeh and Kfar Chouba, close to Shebaa, Lebanese officials told France 24.   Spanish...
The chief executive of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) declined to comment on Wednesday on whether his bank had bid for the Egyptian consumer unit of Citigroup. The United Arab Emirates' largest lender was one of 10 bidders for the business...