TIME’s International Editor Bobby Ghosh explains
(BEIRUT) — A group of Syrian nuns reportedly taken by rebels from a convent in a Christian village near Damascus have appeared in a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera.
In the video aired Friday, the nuns appeared healthy and took turns at speaking from an undisclosed location. The 13 nuns and three civilians said they left the Mar Takla …
Egyptian news sites kept readers updated on how Sisi was faring against Turkey’s Erdogan
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has verified the destruction of all of Syria’s unfilled munitions — another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program by mid-2014.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a …
(ADEN, Yemen) — Yemeni security forces launched a sweep in the capital to find the perpetrators of a deadly attack on the country’s Defense Ministry, sparking clashes that left five suspected militants and one member of the special forces dead, officials said Friday.
The brazen Thursday attack claimed by al-Qaida’s local branch in …
The soldier couldn’t see the Palestinian because the jeep’s back door was only slightly open and he did not violate rules of engagement, the military said late Thursday. …
Seven foreigners among those killed
(BEIRUT) — Syrian opposition fighters killed an Iraqi freelance journalist in the rebel-held north of the country, the latest of dozens of reporters who have died in the country over the past three years, an activist group and an international media watchdog said Thursday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
(CAIRO) — Prosecutors on Thursday sent to trial two of the most prominent Egyptian activists involved in the 2011 uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, charging them with taking part in an “illegal” protest and allegedly assaulting policemen during demonstrations last month, judiciary officials said.
The officials said the two
Strike bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda
Who invented polo? Iran and Azerbaijan are locking horns over which nation invented the popular sport.
As the sectarian violence of Syria’s conflict spills over, the proxy struggles between Lebanon’s influential Shi‘ite organization Hizballah and the staunchly Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have turned into open war