Parties fighting a brutal civil war in Yemen have conducted attacks that were "disproportionate" and could be considered war crimes, a United Nations panel of experts announced Tuesday.
Emara is the first homegrown female Emirati superhero. The genre-busting character, created by Fatma Almheiri, fights crime in the bustling streets of the United Arab Emirates -- while wearing a hijab.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck in western Iran's Kermanshah province early Sunday, according to Iran's state-run news agency.
This week a photograph of a little girl swinging at a playground with the debris the Iraqi war as a backdrop was shared across social media.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), this week put out a voice recording to his dwindling flock of followers, exhorting them to carry on a fight they've already lost.
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An Egyptian former diplomat was detained by authorities in Cairo on Thursday, just two weeks after calling for a referendum on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's government, family members told CNN.
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed 30 people, including 22 children, in a rebel-held area in northwestern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran since 2016 on spying charges, has been temporarily released, the Free Nazanin campaign said in a statement Thursday.
For the first time in almost a year, ISIS has released what it says is a new audio message from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five activists, including a woman who could be the first female campaigner to be executed in the kingdom.
Far from the spotlight of the global standoff between the US and Iran, there is a Tehran that gets up early, stocks the food markets, attends dawn prayers and sweeps the roads before the morning traffic takes hold.
Israel has relaxed its rules on gun permits, making up to 500,000 more civilians eligible to carry firearms.
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