Crime

The Latest: 7 killed in shelling of Syrian government areas

Feb 1, 2018

Syria's state news agency says at least seven killed and 10 injured in barrage of rockets that fell on government-controlled areas in and near the capital Damascus

Egypt to rule on 'foreign funding' NGO case after election

Feb 1, 2018

Egypt's highest appeals court has set a date of April 5 for a ruling in the so-called "foreign funding" case involving international NGOs accused of stoking unrest during the country's 2011 Arab Spring uprising

Report: Police arrest women partaking in anti-hijab campaign

Feb 1, 2018

Iranian police say they have detained 29 women they described as "deceived" who removed their obligatory Islamic veils in protest

Turkey: Amnesty chairman ordered arrested again

Feb 1, 2018

Amnesty International says its Turkey chairman will remain in jail after a court overturned an earlier decision for his release on bail

Egypt thanks Eni for gas field efforts despite Regeni affair

Jan 31, 2018

Egypt's president has again accused unknown parties of being behind the 2016 murder of an Italian researcher, alleging a failed plot to sabotage bilateral relations during a ceremony marking the start of a massive gas project with Italian energy firm Eni

3 sentenced to life in Turkey for attack that killed Germans

Jan 31, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced three people to life prison terms for their involvement in an Islamic State group suicide bomb attack in 2016 at Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district that killed 12 German tourists

Bahrain court issues verdict for 60 accused of Iran links

Jan 31, 2018

Top court in Bahrain sentences two people to death and issues lengthy prison sentences against nearly all 60 defendants in case that highlights rivalry between Sunni Gulf states and Shiite-ruled Iran

Egypt sentences 6 alleged Islamists to life over violence

Jan 30, 2018

Egypt's state news agency says a court has sentenced six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison over charges including the attempted murder of soldiers and police

Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements

Jan 30, 2018

Saudi Arabia says 56 still in custody in anti-corruption campaign that netted over $106 billion in financial settlements

AP Analysis: Egypt election appears to follow an old formula

Jan 29, 2018

AP Analysis: With one challenger after another leaving presidential race, Egypt's vote is starting to resemble the past

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