Middle East

Syrian peace talks in peril before they begin

Syrian peace talks in peril before they begin

GENEVA — The future of the biggest push to date to end Syria’s brutal civil war looked highly uncertain yesterday with the main opposition group threatening to walk away before...

Pakistan orders 400,000 porn sites blocked

Pakistan orders 400,000 porn sites blocked

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has asked Internet companies to block more than 400,000 pornography websites, officials said today (Jan 26), as part of a crackdown on what the top court...

Animals at Gaza’s zoos die of hunger, diseases

Animals at Gaza’s zoos die of hunger, diseases

RAFAH (Gaza Strip) — The African tiger at the zoo in southern Gaza Strip was emaciated, its belly shrunken and its striped coat hanging loose. It strode nervously up and down...