ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Two men who were captured by the U.S. in Afghanistan and held at the base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nearly 14 years without charge have been released and sent to this West African nation for resettlement, officials said Wednesday.
‘Don’t even dream of the PA collapsing,’ Palestinian leader says, adding the Authority would exist until a Palestinian state is formed to replace it.
Teachers protest upcoming edition of ‘Being Citizens in Israel,’ saying Education Ministry did not include them in its writing; students claim ‘the rule of the majority has turned into the tyranny of the majority.’
President Hassan Rouhani wrote to Iran's judiciary chief Wednesday urging a quick and conclusive case against 50 suspects accused of involvement in the storming of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran. The letter to Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, head of the judiciary, was posted on Rouhani's website. It came as the crisis between Tehran and Riyadh over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric showed little sign of abating.
By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq dispatched its foreign minister to Tehran on Wednesday with an offer to mediate in an escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, reflecting Baghdad's fears that new sectarian conflict could unravel its campaign against Islamic State. Sunni Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'ite dissident Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday has inflamed sectarian anger across the Middle East, infuriating Iran, the region's main Shi'ite Muslim power. After demonstrators sacked the Saudi embassy in Iran, Riyadh and some of its allies cut off diplomatic ties with Tehran.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she wanted to stem the flow of refugees into the European Union while at the same time keeping open borders within the bloc, days after Denmark imposed passport checks on people entering from Germany. Merkel, who last November marked a decade in office, starts 2016 facing renewed pressure from her own conservatives to reduce the influx of asylum seekers arriving in Germany, after a record inflow of over 1 million last year sapped their support. “It is very important to me that we achieve both a noticeable reduction in the flow of refugees … and at the same time preserve the free movement of people within the European Union,” she told reporters at a conference of her Bavarian allies, the CSU.
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – Since Saturday's execution of four Shi'ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, hundreds or thousands of the minority sect have marched nightly in protest, and their anger could herald wider unrest. The execution of one of them, dissident cleric Nimr al-Nimr, caused an international crisis as Shi'ite Iran and its allies responded angrily, but it also caused upset in his home district of Qatif, where many saw his death as unjustified. The protests in Qatif, an almost entirely Shi'ite district of about a million people in the oil-producing Eastern Province, have been mostly peaceful, though a fatal shooting and gun attacks on armored security vehicles have also taken place.
As he takes over Israel’s national intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen says despite and even because of nuclear agreement, threat from Tehran has become more significant.