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Washington Post reporter spy trial opens in Iran

Washington Post reporter spy trial opens in Iran

The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on espionage charges opened behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, Iran's…
Oxfam: War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water

Oxfam: War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water

Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen have no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air…
Erdogan’s ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

Erdogan’s ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher…
Heavy fighting in Yemen’s south, aide says talks postponed

Heavy fighting in Yemen’s south, aide says talks postponed

Heavy artillery clashes between Yemen's dominant Houthi rebel group and local fighters shook the southern cities of Taiz and Dalea…
Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that…
Differences over leadership of Arab joint forces

Differences over leadership of Arab joint forces

According to diplomatic sources, chiefs of staff at the Arab League meeting discussed the final touches of an Arab joint…
Tunisian soldier shot dead after opening fire on colleagues and killing one

Tunisian soldier shot dead after opening fire on colleagues and killing one

 A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing a colonel…
A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert’s career

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert’s career

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he…
Sudan confiscates 9 daily newspapers

Sudan confiscates 9 daily newspapers

Sudan’s security services confiscated nine printed dailies without clarifying their reasons for doing so on Monday. Othman Marghany, chief editor of…
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