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Saudi women empowerment 'a lie', say siblings of Loujain al-Hathloul a day after her release

Saudi women empowerment ‘a lie’, say siblings of Loujain al-Hathloul a day after her...

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Hathloul, who alleges that she was tortured and sexually assaulted while in prison, is a prominent women's rights defender. Her arrest in May 2018, alongside several other female activists, cast doubt on a...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption charges

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Monday's appearance was Netanyahu's second in court since his corruption trial formally began in May.Netanyahu, wearing a black mask, entered the court shortly after 9 a.m. and stood to confirm that the pleas...
Israel coronavirus: some ultra-Orthodox Jews resort to violence and slurs over lockdowns

Israel coronavirus: some ultra-Orthodox Jews resort to violence and slurs over lockdowns

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More widely, police actions against them are seen by many Israelis as a long overdue effort to end the exceptionalism that has characterized the ultra-Orthodox for decades. It's allowed them to shirk military...
Baghdad: Twin suicide bombings rock Iraqi capital

Baghdad: Twin suicide bombings rock Iraqi capital

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Security forces say they pursued the two attackers before they blew themselves up. It was the first suicide attack to strike Baghdad in nearly two years. The first bomber entered the marketplace and,...
Vaccination rates highlight stark differences between Israelis and Palestinians -- amid row over responsibility

Vaccination rates highlight stark differences between Israelis and Palestinians — amid row over responsibility

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Both are Palestinian residents of Kafr 'Aqab, a finger of territory that under Israeli law is part of greater Jerusalem, but under international law is considered illegally annexed territory, following its capture from...
Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says

Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says

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Video broadcast by state media Friday showed the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, touring what appears to be a long underground tunnel lined with missiles and missile launchers....
Qatar: Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Doha that divided Gulf

Qatar: Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Doha that divided Gulf

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar in mid-2017 after accusing the country of supporting terrorism. Qatar has repeatedly denied the accusations.The boycotting countries, known as...
Yemen: At least 22 killed in attack on Aden airport after new government arrives

Yemen: At least 22 killed in attack on Aden airport after new government arrives

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The blasts killed at least 22 people and injured scores more, Rajeh Badi, the spokesman for the new government, told CNN. All the Cabinet members are safe, according to Yemen Prime Minister Maeen...
This man is eating only what's grown at Dubai's Sustainable City

This man is eating only what’s grown at Dubai’s Sustainable City

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A resident of Dubai's Sustainable City neighborhood, Dunn calls the experiment he began last November "The Sustainable Human Project." "(It) is a combination between a personal challenge for my 49th birthday and a...
DJ Sama Abdul Hadi detained as party at Muslim holy site sparks angry scenes and scapegoating claims

DJ Sama Abdul Hadi detained as party at Muslim holy site sparks angry scenes...

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PA security forces detained DJ Sama Abdul Hadi and several others at the party on Saturday at Nabi Musa, the site where Moses is believed to be buried, which lies in the West...