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An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority.
A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed into a house while trying to land west of Iran's capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said.
A British arms consultant at the centre of a bribery scandal over a helicopter deal in India was exchanged for a runaway Dubai princess in an extraordinary quid pro quo extradition, sources have revealed.
A Saudi woman who fled her family claiming fear of her life and used social media to amplify her calls for safe haven was granted asylum to Canada on Friday, an official in Thailand said.
ANALYSIS: When Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, landed in Thailand on Saturday, she became a prisoner. Rather than allowing her to fly to Australia and seek asylum, Thai officials detained her in a hotel and prepared to send her back to the Middle East.
The United Nations has deemed a young Saudi woman stuck in Bangkok to be a refugee, referring her case to Australia.
The Australian government will "carefully consider" any asylum application made by the Saudi teen detained at Bangkok airport whose case has gained media attention around the world.
A young Saudi woman detained in a Thailand airport after fleeing her family in fear for her life will stay in Thailand until she's granted asylum elsewhere.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is the latest young Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad.
At least 30 Afghan villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perished on Sunday in a flash flood in northeastern Badakhshan province, provincial officials said.
In the autumn of 2011, I caught a glimpse of foreign correspondent Marie Colvin at the Radisson hotel in Tripoli, Libya. I noticed the black patch on her left eye first. But there was something more that made me pause.
Saudi prosecutors will seek the death penalty for at least five people in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom's state media reported on Thursday as 11 suspects attended their first court hearing.
Netflix has been criticised for removing an episode of a satirical comedy series in Saudi Arabia because it was deemed critical of the kingdom's rulers.
US President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw from Syria as the fulfillment of a campaign promise, pushing back against criticism from lawmakers in his own party that the abrupt change in policy harms US interests and cedes influence to Russia and Iran.
The governments of France and Britain scrambled to respond Sunday to a mounting number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, a trend illustrated by six Iranian men who turned up on a beach in southeastern England.
A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern region of the United Arab Emirates.
OPINION: US President Donald Trump's December 23 tweet promising a "slow and highly coordinated" withdrawal of US forces from Syria may ease the gnashing of teeth among officials and analysts in Washington, but it won't end the criticism of his decision. That is precisely why the president should view the hullabaloo that erupted after he announced the Syrian pullout as an opportunity to take a number of steps to make the most of his essentially correct, but widely unpopular, move.