Category : World News

British Court Orders Dubai Ruler to Pay £554 Million...

The settlement, of about $734 million, resolves a lengthy dispute that began when Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and her two children...

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Asma Khader, Fighter for Women’s Rights in Jordan,...

A respected lawyer, she focused on the victims of domestic violence and also worked hard to change discriminatory laws.

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Israel's Avian Flu Outbreak Has Killed Thousands of...

Thousands of migratory cranes have died and more than half a million chickens have been culled as the country tries to contain a deadly...

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Israel Study Will Test Effectiveness of 4th Vaccine...

A decision on whether to offer the additional shot, and for whom, is expected within days.

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Iraq Confirms Election Gains for Muqtada al-Sadr

A court certified October’s parliamentary vote that gave Muqtada al-Sadr’s party a plurality of seats, clearing a path for a government...

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The Time Archbishop Tutu Was Searched at the Airport

A former South Africa bureau chief for The Times recalls telling moments with the anti-apartheid religious leader.

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Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal...

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest,...

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Is That a Burning Bush? Is This Mt. Sinai? Solstice...

On the year’s shortest day, hundreds of Israelis ventured deep into the desert to witness a strange natural phenomenon atop an ancient...

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As Other Arab States Falter, Saudi Arabia Seeks to...

While conflicts and crises have battered Arab cultural capitals, Saudi Arabia is hosting film festivals and bankrolling new movies.

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How Do Saudis Celebrate Christmas? Quietly, but Less...

“Am I in Saudi Arabia?” Once officially banned, Christmas is coming out of hiding in the kingdom, as its ultra-constrictive religious...

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Desmond Tutu, Whose Voice Helped Slay Apartheid, Dies...

The archbishop, a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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South Africa Begins a Week of Mourning for Desmond...

The cleric and anti-apartheid activist’s funeral will be held on Jan. 1 at the cathedral where he served as South Africa’s first Black...

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Somalia’s President Suspends Prime Minister Over Corruption...

The premier, Mohamed Hussein Roble, defied the order to step down as tensions continued over long-delayed elections.

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