Middle East

EU court takes Hamas off terrorist list

EU court takes Hamas off terrorist list

BRUSSELS — A European Union court today (Dec 17) ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from the EU terrorist list for procedural reasons, but says the bloc can maintain...

Saudi Arabia playing dangerous game with its oil

RIYADH — In August 1973, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat paid a secret visit to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to meet King Faisal. Sadat was preparing for war with Israel and he...

Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

JERUSALEM — Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police...

Gallery: Iran’s unwelcome dogs find care at rare shelter

Iran’s unwelcome dogs find care at rare shelter

TEHRAN — Man’s best friend is seen as anything but in Iran, where city workers gun down strays and conservatives view pet dogs as a corrupting Western influence. But in a rare...

US to keep extra troops in Afghanistan

KABUL — The United States military will keep as many as 1,000 extra troops in Afghanistan through early next year, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said, a response to a slower...

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