Egypt adds ex-football star Aboutrika to 'terror list'

Lawyer for four-time African Footballer of the Year says court's decision is 'contrary to the law' and will be appealed.

Middle East

Palestinians killed in Israeli home demolition raid

Two Palestinians and one Israeli police officer killed during home-demolition operation in southern Bedouin village.


UK boxer stirs anger with photo in mosque

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua criticised on Twitter over picture showing him taking part in Muslim prayers.


Rome shaken as earthquakes hit central Italy

No reports of casualties as three tremors strike in quick succession across the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche.


Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements.

Middle East

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government

Agreement reached after three days of talks in Moscow paving the way for the formation of a new National Council.


Turkey deports New York Times journalist

Rod Nordland was sent back to London from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as he was entering Turkey, the newspaper said.

US & Canada

Republicans: Reducing Manning's sentence is outrageous

Republicans say Obama's decision to shorten Chelsea Manning's sentence is a mistake that sets a dangerous precedent.


Uncertainty looms as Gambia MPs extend Jammeh's term

Resolution passed by national assembly allows president to stay in power for 90 more days despite losing December vote.


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Sylvana Simons: Racism is accepted in the Netherlands

In a country that prides itself on its supposed inclusiveness, a new political party exposes racism in Dutch society.

Human Rights

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

US army whistle-blower is one of 209 inmates whose sentences outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted.