Government And Politics

Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophiles

Feb 20, 2018

The Turkish justice minister says the government is considering introducing chemical castration for child abusers, following a series of reports of sexual assault on children

Report: Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting citizenship

Feb 20, 2018

Iran summons Swedish ambassador over Nordic country's decision to grant citizenship to jailed Iranian researcher

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

Feb 20, 2018

An Israeli settler leader says the number of settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year

Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

Feb 19, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, but it is an obsession with controlling the media that now accounts for much of the scandal threatening his rule

Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt

Feb 19, 2018

An Israeli energy company has announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry

Egypt: 3 troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai

Feb 19, 2018

Egypt's military says 3 troops, including an officer, have been killed in restive Sinai Peninsula

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Feb 19, 2018

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed in foggy, mountains and all 65 people on board were feared killed

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

Feb 18, 2018

Iran's state-run news agency says 65 killed in airplane crash as 1 passenger didn't board flight

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

Feb 18, 2018

Israeli police say they have arrested senior officials at the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

Feb 18, 2018

Thousands of US troops, billions of dollars helped bring down IS but as Americans draw down, old problems remain

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