Middle East Politics
Major Earthquake In Iran Shakes Arabian Gulf Region
April 16 2013 7:40 AM
Pakistan media: 21 dead, 50 injured in Pakistan. Iran denies reports of quake-related deaths on its side.
Saddam Was Unhinged - Take His Deputy's Word For It
April 15 2013 3:17 PM
Saddam's former foreign minister and deputy premier says the dictator was "mentally ill" when he invaded Kuwait.
Bahrain Cracks Down On Protests Ahead Of Formula 1 Race
April 15 2013 12:08 PM
The Gulf kingdom is cracking down on protesters just days before the F1 motor race is scheduled.
Wealthy Sudanese Now Join Arabs In 'Buying' Young Muslim Girls In India [VIDEO]
April 15 2013 10:42 AM
Such “contract marriages” for the purposes of sex are illegal under Indian law and forbidden by Islam.
Palestinian PM's Resignation Threatens Peace Process
April 13 2013 7:02 PM
Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad has resigned in what could be a major blow to peace process negotiations with Israel.
Can Tech Startups Revamp Economy Of Palestine - And Bring Peace?
April 13 2013 9:20 AM
Palestine is nowhere near as successful as Israel when it comes to tech startups. Brave young entrepreneurs hope to change that.
Human Rights Watch To Hamas: Investigate Deaths Of Accused Spies
April 12 2013 3:11 PM
Human Rights Watch put out a statement condemning Hamas's inaction on the murders of seven Palestinian men last November.
Israel Has Been Operating In Syria 'For Months'
April 10 2013 1:29 PM
Israel has been covertly aiding Syrian rebels with medical resources for months, and some wounded fighters are taken to Israel for treatment.
What’s Going On With Al-Qaeda In Syria?
April 10 2013 12:44 PM
A series of announcements this week confirms the link between al-Qaeda and jihadist rebels in Syria, leaving secular FSA fighters in a bind.
Death Penalty On Decline, Despite Resumption In A Few Countries: Amnesty
April 10 2013 3:27 AM
In an annual report published on Wednesday, Amnesty International noted the global trend towards ending the death penalty continued.
Jewish Terrorist Gets Life For Palestinian Murders
April 09 2013 10:37 AM
Yaakov Tytell killed two Palestinian men and attempted to kill two Israelis. He was convicted in January and sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences.
Syria Rejects Broadening Of UN's Chemical Weapons Probe
April 09 2013 6:43 AM
Syria accused the U.N. Tuesday of attempting to broaden a probe into an alleged chemical attack, official news agency SANA stated.