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    Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop


    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...

    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.
    Saudi Arabia's women take to the roads with joy and relief

    Saudi Arabia's women take to the roads with joy and relief


    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...

    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.
    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption

    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption


    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...

    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.
    Israeli PM's wife Sara Netanyahu is charged with fraud

    Israeli PM's wife Sara Netanyahu is charged with fraud


    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...

    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.
    A 3000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible's oldest mysteries

    A 3000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible's oldest mysteries


    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...

    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.
    'Why do you have to kill them?': Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu confronted

    'Why do you have to kill them?': Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu confronted


    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...

    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. 
    Iran informs United Nations of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity

    Iran informs United Nations of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity


    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...

    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 issues first driver's licences to women

    Saudi Arabia issues first driver's licences to women


    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...

    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.
    'Don't be afraid to shoot': A former Israeli soldier's account of Gaza

    'Don't be afraid to shoot': A former Israeli soldier's account of Gaza


    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...

    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.
    Tensions rise as Gaza militants fire more than 50 mortars, rockets into Israel

    Tensions rise as Gaza militants fire more than 50 mortars, rockets into Israel


    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...

    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.
    Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

    Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown


    It took Elias more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and...

    It took Elias more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing.
    The language used about Palestinians is putting their lives at risk

    The language used about Palestinians is putting their lives at risk


    OPINION: The language used by most mainstream media to report and analyse the events in Gaza is not just shameful, it risks Palestinian...

    OPINION: The language used by most mainstream media to report and analyse the events in Gaza is not just shameful, it risks Palestinian lives.
    US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

    US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran


    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...

    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.
    Eight-month-old Leila, Palestinian martyr and political poster child

    Eight-month-old Leila, Palestinian martyr and political poster child


    Leila al-Ghandour's little face peeked out as her father carried her body from the mosque, wrapped in a white funeral shroud and the green, black and red Palestinian...

    Leila al-Ghandour's little face peeked out as her father carried her body from the mosque, wrapped in a white funeral shroud and the green, black and red Palestinian flag.