Egypt's ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

The verdict is the first against the ousted Islamist leader since he was detained nearly three years ago.

Dozens reported killed in airstrike in Yemen capital

The attack may be the deadliest in Sanaa since the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels began.

Militiamen hand over body suspected to be that of top Saddam Hussein aide

There is no confirmation, however, that the dead man is Izzat Ibrahim Douri, the notorious “king of clubs.”



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Yemen grinds to a halt for lack of gas

Intense fighting is starving Yemen of fuel, leaving residents increasingly unable to flee bombing raids.

Iraqis unearth mass graves in city where Islamic State ruled

The corpses offer some of the first concrete evidence about a terrible massacre of Shiite soldiers in Tikrit.

Thousands of Iraqis flee as Islamic State makes gains in Sunni heartland

A humanitarian crisis spiraled amid signs that some security forces had abandoned their posts.

Iraqi officials: Top Saddam Hussein aide may have been killed in fighting

Izzat Ibrahim Douri has been on the run since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

What’s next for Israel’s new Arab political party?

After the Joint List made history in last month’s elections, expectations are now very high.

Christians who use the language of Jesus being uprooted by Islamic State

Aramaic-speaking Assyrians are being driven from Syria and Iraq by war and the militant group.

U.N. imposes arms embargo on Yemen’s rebel factions

Russia has called for a wider block on weapons reaching Yemen’s conflict, but did not veto the U.N. vote.

Palestinian medical workers can drive into Israel for the first time in 15 years

Israel issued about 100 vehicle permits to “assist doctors in completing their life-saving mission.”

Russia lifts block on missile system shipment to Iran

The deal has been criticized by the United States and its allies.

Islamic State claims responsibility for twin embassy attacks in Libya

The violence marked the latest sign the militants are gaining footholds in North Africa.

Iran reportedly accuses Post reporter of obtaining sensitive economic data

Jason Rezaian, imprisoned almost nine months, still has no trial date, a semiofficial news agency reported.

In land without movie theaters, Saudi filmmakers keep the cameras rolling

A cinema festival offered a moment of hope. But the reviews from Islamic conservatives were not good.

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