Egypt's upcoming elections beginning later in March could be delayed. It comes after a court ruled a clause in the election law that defines voting districts was unconstitutional.
News of the abduction of more than 200 Syrian Christians by the "Islamic State" has spread throughout the world. This was precisely IS's intention. Its acts of terrorism are part of a cynical media strategy.
Italy's lower house of parliament has passed a non-binding resolution urging the government to endorse Palestinian statehood. The vote was backed by the ruling party of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Brutal violence in Syria is continuing unabated as the conflict there enters its fifth year, UN officials say. They say hundreds of thousands of Syrians are not receiving urgently needed aid.
"Islamic State" fighters have abducted at least 220 Christians in Syria. IS also released a video in which members smash ancient artifacts with sledgehammers in Iraq, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.
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Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen, allegedly siphoned billions of dollars into his own coffers while in power. The evidence stems from a UN report about the deposed leader.
US authorities say three men have been arrested on charges of allegedly trying to either join or support the "Islamic State" group fighting in Syria.
Turkish authorities have apprehended dozens of suspects in a wiretapping case that targeted high-level officials, including President Erdogan. The scandal is allegedly linked to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Israeli police have launched an investigation into an arson attack on a mosque in the West Bank. Local residents suspect radical Israelis of setting the fire.
Police investigating the disappearance of three London schoolgirls believe the girls have crossed from Turkey into Syria. The teenagers are feared to have been recruited by the militant group "Islamic State."
The "Islamic State" has kidnapped 90 Christians in northeastern Syria, according to a monitor. Earlier, at least four members of an Assyrian Christian militia were killed during an IS attack on their village.
New Zealand will send its military instructors to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State, Prime Minister John Key has announced. The deployed troops are not meant to engage in combat.
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