GCC ambassadors withdrawal from Qatar highlights regional differences
This is the first time that three GCC countries have all withdrawn their ambassadors from another member state, proving the degree to which Doha has fallen out with its neighbours. Justin Vela reports
Siege of Syrian arms depot exposes chemical weapons fears
Detailed accounts describe military commanders from the US, Europe and Arab states scrambling to make sure the weapons did not fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels after information emerged the bunker could contain sarin gas.
Black citizens say racism is still an issue in the new Tunisia
The country's new constitution promises equality for all, but erasing prejudice ingrained over generations is a struggle.
Cockroaches by the million give Chinese farmer a healthy profit
Wang Fuming is cashing in on the Chinese pharmaceutical industry's demand for cockroaches
Cash boost for Syrian rebels to pressure Assad
The injection of funding from Washington comes on top of a major push by Arabian Gulf states to finance rebel operations in the southern region of Syria, including the war to control the capital, Damascus.
Grief, sadness and anger have ebbed and flowed at the north Beijing hotel where many of the relatives of the missing passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are staying.
Hamid Karzai does not appear to want his legacy to include a commitment to a longer foreign troop presence in the country.
An armed group which belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood “terrorist group” attacked the soldiers after they finished their dawn prayers, according to a military statement.
"Education was forgotten to begin with because people were distracted by the war. Now, there are huge numbers of children going back to school, including girls. But there’s still a massive amount to do," says Lady Richards co-founder & chief...
While there was a heavy police presence, officers didn’t violently disperse the young protesters from the “Barakat!” group like they did in similar demonstrations earlier this month.
The facility, which supplies some 30 per cent of Gaza’s electricity needs, has been forced to shut down several times, most recently in December.
The legendary World War I veteran was offered the role of night watchman in 1928, according to documents released by England's Central Bank.
The prime minister Najib Razak ’s announcement confirms days of mounting speculation that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 people on board was not accidental.
Observers say relief work is only a temporary fix and Islamabad needs to address the root causes of such disasters and warn they are likely to be repeated.
The deal was reached a few hours after Israel’s army shelled southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted its soldiers patrolling the border.
The vote in Crimea — Ukraine’s strategic Black Sea peninsula of 2 million people — is widely expected to back secession and possibly lead to annexation with Russia.
The truce, which was to have taken effect on Thursday, is tested as the Israeli military reports further rocket fire from Gaza and launches retaliatory air strikes for a second night.
Also on Friday, the Syrian foreign minister, who has been part Syria’s delegation at past peace talks, is rushed to a Beirut hospital to undergo treatment for blocked coronary arteries.
Malaysia denies report that Boeing 777 was airborne for four hours after going missing.