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  • >Yemen: American, 7 Yemenis freed from al Qaeda captors
    Security forces early Tuesday rescued seven Yemenis and an American who had been briefly taken hostage by alleged al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, according to Yemeni government sources.
    - 24 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • He can't walk but he can fly
    Skydiver Jarrett Martin is a stark reminder of what can go wrong in extreme sports.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:19pm -
  • New deadline set for Iran nuclear deal
    After yet another round of negotiations, international leaders will leave Vienna, Austria, without an agreement on Iran's nuclear program, despite some progress on the deal.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:14pm -
  • Iran nuclear talks go down to wire
    International negotiators in Vienna are scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program, with media in Tehran suggesting a comprehensive agreement by Monday's deadline is "impossible."
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 11:50am -
  • ISIS, Iraqi forces battle in Ramadi
    A fierce battle between ISIS militants and Iraqi military and tribal forces is raging close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, the capital city.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:57am -
  • Israel demolishes homes after terror attacks
    The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Group: Death toll of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria tops 900
    In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more than 900 people, nearly all militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:22am -
  • ISIS threatens government center in Anbar povince
    ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, according to a local official there.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:52am -
  • 'Ready to die here': Father, son defend stranded Yazidis
    "I came to defend my land, my family and my religion," says Qassim Shesho, who along with his sons left behind a life of "luxury" in Germany to stand beside fellow Yazidis who remain surrounded on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:21am -
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen rebukes ISIS
    Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in a video released Friday, declaring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's declaration of an Islamic caliphate to be illegitimate.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:19am -


  • >Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87
    Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Nov 14, 3:01pm -
  • >Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid
    Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:44pm -
  • >Will Opec cut oil production?
    Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Nov 14, 3:57am -
  • >Cairo building collapse kills 17
    Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people.
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • >Raqqa air strikes 'kill dozens'
    At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 9:58pm -
  • >United Arab Emirates profile
    Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 7:49pm -
  • >Tunisian election goes to run-off
    Tunisia's presidential election will go to a run-off after no candidate secured an overall majority in the first round of voting, official results show.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • >Iran nuclear talks draw criticism and praise in world press
    World press see hope and failure in Iran nuclear talks
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 6:22pm -
  • >Qatar country profile
    Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 5:55pm -
  • Oman profile
    Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    - 1 day ago, 25 Nov 14, 3:32pm -

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  • The status of Zanzibar: Imperfect union
    IN APRIL Tanzanians celebrated the 50th anniversary of the union between mainland Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar. In honour of the occasion, the East African nation came together to rewrite its 1977 constitution. But instead of strengthen…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • The war against Islamic State: Gaining more foes than friends
    THERE is no cause yet for cheer, but for the first time since last summer’s blitzkrieg by Islamic State (IS) the news from Iraq and Syria has been less than uniformly grim. General Martin Dempsey, America’s chairman of the joint chiefs of sta…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • Defence spending: Arms and the African
    THE north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok is spared little. Earlier this year fighters from the extremist group, Boko Haram, abducted more than 200 local schoolgirls. In the past week insurgents and government troops have traded possession of urb…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • Nigeria’s film industry: Selling BlackBerry Babes
    Full stream aheadVENDORS snake their way between cars in the Lagos traffic, hawking the latest Nollywood DVDs to tired drivers. Nigeria’s film industry churns out up to 50 titles a week. Most go straight to DVD to be sold on the streets for the…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • The conflict over Jerusalem: Murder in the synagogue
    WORSHIPPERS were back at Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighbourhood just a day after two young Palestinian men attacked it with knives, axes and a gun. The signs of the assault were apparent: a security guard stood at th…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • Jihadism in Egypt: The general’s law in Sinai
    THE Egyptian army fought three wars against Israel in the sands of Sinai. But its ever harsher campaign to bring the restless north-eastern corner of the peninsula to heel risks turning what started three years ago as minor unrest into a full-blo…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Iran’s nuclear programme: The last mile
    NEGOTIATORS from six world powers (known as the P5+1) and Iran will gather this week in Vienna for a final push toward a deal to constrain the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme before a selfimposed deadline of November 24th. The flurry of ac…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Economic consequences of Ebola: The ignorance epidemic
    SAFARI tents remain zipped, hotel pools are empty, game guides idle among lions and elephants. Tour operators across Africa are reporting the biggest drop in business in living memory. A specialist travel agency,, says a survey…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Post-apartheid politics: Workers of South Africa, disunite!
    THE African National Congress (ANC) is a broad church, home to all manner of political beliefs from communist radicals to austerity-minded finance ministers, ardent nationalists and vocal pan-Africanists. But a recent split in the country’s trade-u…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • The war in Syria: Can hell be frozen over?
    THREE and a half years into a war that has left 200,000 dead, forced more than 10m from their homes and sucked in America, Russia and a host of regional meddlers, the UN has a new plan for Syria: “Aleppo first”. It seeks to fix a local ceasefire…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:47pm -