Egyptian police on Tuesday shot dead a militant suspected of being involved in a January bomb attack against Cairo police headquarters, the interior ministry said.
The bombing in the heart of the capital, one of many attacks targeting security forces since the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July, had killed four people.Full Story
An Israeli court on Tuesday ruled that Jewish settlers were the lawful owners of a long-disputed building in the heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
The Supreme Court ruling brings an end to a legal dispute lasting nearly seven years, after the Palestinian Rajabi family said its four-story building had been taken over by Israeli settlers.Full Story
Worsening violence in Sudan's Darfur spilled over into the Sudanese capital, where a university student was killed Tuesday at a protest calling for peace in the troubled western region.
The unrest was the most serious in Khartoum since last September, when thousands of people took to the streets after the government slashed fuel subsidies.Full Story
Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates, a strong supporter of his July ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, the WAM news agency reported.
Field Marshal Sisi, who is Egypt's defense minister and deputy premier, traveled to the UAE to attend the closure of joint military exercises there. He was met by UAE deputy army chief Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.Full Story
An Egyptian court jailed 77 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi Tuesday for three years for rioting during deadly clashes in Cairo that killed dozens last August, a judicial source said.
The court also ordered that they report to police regularly for another three years after their release.Full Story
Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said Tuesday that the Israeli government was "completely" responsible for the "hideous" shooting of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at a border crossing.
The shooting of Raed Zeiter, a 38-year-old judge who Israel said had attacked its soldiers and tried to steal one of their weapons, has set off a diplomatic row between Israel and Jordan, which signed a peace treaty two decades ago.Full Story
A doctor in Egypt will face trial for performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl, a judicial official said on Tuesday.
The 14-year-old girl's father who took her to the doctor for the procedure will also face trial, the official said.Full Story
An alleged victim of a suspected British pedophile on trial in Morocco fainted in court Tuesday as the case was adjourned for a fifth time, a rights activist who attended the hearing told Agence France Presse.
The 6-year-old girl passed out at the courthouse in the northern town of Tetouan when she saw Robert Bill, who is accused of kidnapping and attempting to rape her, said Mohammed Benaissa, who heads the Northern Observatory for Human Rights.Full Story
Bahraini authorities arrested a U.S. national and another individual accused of "attacking" police in a Shiite village, as a bomb blast Tuesday wounded two policemen in another town.
Shiite villages around the capital have seen frequent protests against Bahrain's ruling Sunni dynasty since the crushing of a 2011 uprising backed by the Shiite majority, with the demonstrations often igniting clashes with security forces.Full Story
Israeli lawmakers approved Tuesday a controversial bill raising the threshold of votes political parties need in elections to gain representation in parliament.
Parties must now obtain 3.25 percent of the vote in elections, instead of two percent, in order to obtain seats in the Knesset.Full Story