• Israeli minister apologizes to US

     
     
    AL-QUDS — Israel’s defense minister has apologized to his US counterpart for criticizing Washington and for calling it weak when it comes to its stance on Iran’s nuclear program. A statement from Moshe Yaalon’s office late Wednesday says …

  • Ex-leader hints president should quit

     
     
    ALGIERS — Algeria’s former president issued a big hint Thursday that he thinks the ailing incumbent should withdraw from upcoming elections in April because of his failing health. Liamine Zeroual, a former general who led the country from …

  • Libyans beware of Islamists at next election


     
    Sami Zaptia
     

    TRIPOLI – In his first major interview since he was removed from office last week through a vote of no confidence, former Prime Minister Ali Zidan blamed the failure of his government on the General National …

  • The Coca-Cola cover up: Egypt police van ‘disguised’


     
     
    CAIRO – Egyptian social media users on Friday were abuzz over video footage allegedly showing a police van carrying the logo of Coca Cola.

    The footage showed the disguised truck, usually used for transporting prisoners, coated in the …

  • Peres sends Iranians greeting

     
     
    AL-QUDS — The Israeli president has sent Iranians his traditional greeting for the Persian New Year despite tensions between the two countries over Tehran’s nuclear program. Shimon Peres on Thursday wished Iranians a happy Nowruz, reaching out to …

  • For Palestinians, Arab Idol offers welcome escape


     
    Palestinian singer and the last season’s Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf, left, shakes hands with Palestinian youth fans who are waiting for a chance to compete in the Arab world’s premier talent show “Arab Idol,” at the luxury Grand …