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Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.
With her husband in the passenger seat and her daughter cheering her on, Dania Alagili guided her sport utility vehicle onto the King Abdulaziz Road early Sunday, breaking a social barrier as she braved the roaring Saudi traffic.
Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.
The corruption scandal surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, took a new turn on Thursday when his wife Sara was charged with fraud and accused of illegally claiming NZ$145,000 for gourmet meals. While both Mr and Mrs Netanyahu have been subject to widespread allegations in recent years, the indictment filed yesterday marks the first time either has been charged with a crime.
Iranian semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained 27 suspected members of a terrorist group.
Buried under a pair of hills at Israel's northern border, at the nexus of three ancient kingdoms, is one of the last large biblical sites yet to be uncovered. So said an international team of archaeologists after they started to dig up the ruins of Abel Beth Maacah five years ago.
Israel had no option but to shoot dead protesters, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, after being confronted over the deaths of more than 100 Palestinians by a former leader of Britain's Conservative party.
A tourist who posted a video on Facebook complaining about sexual harassment and poor service in Egypt is facing criminal charges.
Iran has informed the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog that it will increase its nuclear enrichment capacity within the limits set by the 2015 agreement with world powers.
Saudi Arabia has issued the first driving licences to 10 women as it prepares to lift the world's only ban on women driving on June 24.
The killing of more than 100 Palestinians by the Israeli Defence Force during recent protests in the Gaza Strip is the latest example of routine violence and abuse by the military and part of an aggressive strategy to control the occupied territories.
European companies are in discussions with Israel about developing a $14.5 billion airport offshore in the Mediterranean.
OPINION: Donna Miles-Mojab wrote that the language used about Palestinians is putting their lives at risk.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired more than 50 rockets and mortar shells into Israel on Tuesday, as tensions escalated between Israelis and Palestinians following weeks of lethal protests and tit-for-tat cross-border attacks.
It took Elias more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing.
OPINION: The language used by most mainstream media to report and analyse the events in Gaza is not just shameful, it risks Palestinian lives.
The United States on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by US President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.