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Sunni Al Qaeda militants and Shi'ite Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources said on Wednesday, amid fears of worsening sectarian tension in the impoverished Arabian country.   Thirty Shi'ite rebels...
About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.  ...
Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.   They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a...
Three IDF soldiers were wounded by gunfire from militants at Jabal Kharif near the Israeli-Egyptian borders on Wednesday, while four attackers were killed by Israeli fires, according to Israel Radio.   The station said that helicopters and...
A Saudi court has sentenced 13 suspected members of an al Qaeda cell - 11 Saudis, a Qatari and an Afghan citizen - to up to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack US soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA reported.  ...
The World Heath Organization said that a new serum treatment made from the blood of survivors may be ready for use in Liberia in two weeks. Meanwhile, drugmakers will work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and Johnson &...
Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the quarterly investment banking analysis for the Middle East region. During the first nine months of 2014, Middle Eastern...
Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.   Local media...
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, renewed her call for world peace and universal education on Tuesday at a ceremony in which she was awarded the Liberty Medal. “No girl, no child, anywhere, anywhere in...
The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount...