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The Netanyahu family has been mired in corruption charges for years. (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
January 15, 2018 - 15:10 GMT
Corruption and issues with ethical behavior seem to run in the Netanyahu family
A Palestinian fisherman stands on his boat in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog on February 26, 2017. (AFP/FILE)
January 13, 2018 - 13:53 GMT
Palestinian fisherman succumbed to his wounds on Saturday after being shot off Gaza shore a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
January 10, 2018 - 15:00 GMT
Jordan is the Custodian of Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian holy sites, a legacy of the Hashemite rulers that dates back to 1924 is now under threat as the U.S. declared the whole of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in late 2017.
Pakistan (Al Bawaba)
January 10, 2018 - 14:46 GMT
China promises to remake Pakistan entirely, while Trump tweets angry threats. For Pakistan, the choice is easy.
Putin, Al Bawaba
January 09, 2018 - 15:22 GMT
Russia plans to stay in Syria for the rest of the 21st century.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Thibault Camus/AFP)
January 07, 2018 - 15:08 GMT
Leaked tapes show Egyptian government officials trying to peddle acceptance of Trump's Jerusalem move to the Egyptian people
File photo of the Saudi flag. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP)
January 06, 2018 - 12:05 GMT
Eleven Saudi princes have been arrested after they held a rally to protest a royal decision to make princes pay for their electricity and water consumption and refused to leave the royal palace.
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December 31, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Al Bawaba has had an eventful 2017 covering news stories from the Middle East and world wide. From Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital ending decades of peace talks to Saudi's monumental changes in law and practice meant to bring the kingdom onto the world stage, 2017 has defined our recent history.
The prince was among those who paid money to the government in return for not going to court (AFP/File)
December 31, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, former head of the Saudi National Guard, arrested on corruption charges and later released, met on Saturday.
Azra Basic, seen here after her extradition in 2016 to Bosnia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for crimes committed during the Balkan war. (Bosnia state prosecutor's office)
December 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
A court in Bosnia sentenced a former female fighter known as the "mistress of life and death" to 14 years in prison for war crimes on Wednesday.
Palestinian graphic designer Asma Musleh's take on Abed Al Hashlamoun's powerful photo (Asma Musleh)
December 28, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The 16-year-old Palestinian teen, Fawzi al-Juneidi, who was recently arrested by Israeli soldiers, returned to his family late Wednesday.
An Iranian woman checks make up at a cosmetics shop in northern Tehran on May 6, 2014. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
December 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iranian police are taking a softer approach to breaches of Islamic rules, opting for education over punishment, according to Tehran's police chief.
(AFP)
December 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The education ministry assigned on Tuesday the General Education Sector’s committee to initiate an urgent investigation regarding the validity of pictures which “support homosexuality in the educational curricula”, after the claims were made on social media.
Palestinian prisoners walk at the yard of Megiddo Prison. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
December 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least 24 Palestinians during pre dawn raids Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian sources.
A Palestinian woman tries to prevent the arrest of a Palestinian man by Israeli soldiers in the southern occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on September 20, 2016. (AFP)
December 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Israel’s parliament is set to vote on a draft bill that would impose the death penalty on Palestinians “involved in operations against Israeli targets”, the country’s defense minister said Monday.
Yemeni men and security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the southern port city of Aden, in this November 5, 2017 photo. (AFP)
December 25, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Military general and tribal leader loyal to Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh has declared his support for government forces and vowed to take part in the current raging war against the Iran-backed Al Houthis.