Government And Politics

Israeli ambassador to Jordan takes up his post, ending spat

Apr 16, 2018

Israel's new ambassador arrives in Jordan to begin his posting, ending months-long spat over deadly embassy shooting

US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

Apr 15, 2018

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara

Islamic State claims attack in Egypt's Sinai that killed 8

Apr 15, 2018

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian army base in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least eight soldiers

Egypt says 8 troops killed, 15 wounded in Sinai clashes

Apr 14, 2018

Egypt's military says eight soldiers have been killed and 15 wounded after militants wearing explosive belts blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate a military base in central Sinai

Egypt extends its state of emergency for 3 months

Apr 14, 2018

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency in Egypt for another three months

Israel says Iran drone downed in Feb was on attack mission

Apr 13, 2018

Israel's military says an unmanned Iranian aircraft shot down in February after infiltrating its airspace was armed with explosives and on a mission to attack Israel

1,000 bodies of militant fighters buried in Mosul mass grave

Apr 13, 2018

More than 1,000 bodies, most of them believed to be Islamic State group fighters killed in the militants' last stand in Mosul, have been buried in a mass grave outside the city

21 sentenced to life over Turkey's 1997 'post-modern coup'

Apr 13, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 21 people to life in prison over their involvement in the ouster of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997

Egypt rejects reports blaming it for Nile dam talks failure

Apr 13, 2018

Egypt criticizes reports blaming it for failure of recent talks with Ethiopia and Sudan over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Blue Nile

Iraqi politicians start election campaigns in earnest

Apr 13, 2018

Politicians eager to shape Iraq's future have campaigned in earnest well in advance of the official campaign period that began Saturday

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