Friday, June 23, 2017

Afghan Candidate’s Bachelor Status Comes Under Fire

  KABUL -- Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rasul has a lot going for him. He hails from the most powerful Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan. He claims...

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party to death. A defense lawyer, Ahmad al-Sharif, said...

With tensions rising in Crimea and pro-Russian forces controlling the peninsula’s main airports

With tensions rising in Crimea and pro-Russian forces controlling the peninsula's main airports, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on Russia to "not...
Critics say a planned law banning Israelis from calling for boycotts on settlements would stifle free speech

Israel MPs to vote on settlement boycott ban

  JERUSALEM (AFP) - (AFP) - Israel's parliament was poised on Monday to vote on a law that would effectively ban Israelis from calling for...
The Egyptian protesters are calling for the removal of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak

EU calls for ‘free and fair’ elections in Egypt

BRUSSELS (AFP) - European Union foreign ministers on Monday called on Egypt to embark on an "orderly transition" leading the way to "free and...
Najib Mikati

Lebanon PM starts work on forming form government

BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon's prime minister designate Najib Mikati on Thursday began the difficult task of forming a new government, meeting with political leaders...
Najib Mikati (L) meets with Saad Hariri (R) in downtown Beirut

New Lebanon PM prepares to form govt, streets quiet

BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon's new Hezbollah-backed premier designate was readying Wednesday for talks on forming a government as rivals urged daily sit-ins against the...
Yasser al-Zayyat

Kuwaiti premier survives confidence vote

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Kuwait's premier on Wednesday narrowly survived a parliament vote seen as a serious bid to oust him over a police...
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah waves to parliament members

Kuwaiti opposition file motion to oust premier

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Ten Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers on Tuesday filed a motion of "non-cooperation" with the prime minister in a bid to oust...
Egyptian opposition activists burn a portrait of Ahmed Ezz, of the National Democratic Party

Mubarak’s party poised for Egypt poll triumph

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt on Tuesday awaited the final results of a parliamentary election that are set to deliver sweeping gains for President Hosni...