10/08/2013 4:28amThe Palestinians could expand their struggling economy by a third and slash their budget deficit in half if Israel allowed them to use 61 percent of West Bank territory that is now largely off-limits, the World Bank said Tuesday.
10/08/2013 8:26amA well-known Iranian blogger and veteran activist says a court has sentenced him to six years in prison over security charges.
10/08/2013 12:53pmOutside Dubai's Central Jail is a panoramic sweep of the city's skyline, rising higher again amid an economic rebound. Inside the prison are scores of hunger strikers who claim they are paying an unfair price for the last spectacular boom-then-bust tumble.
10/08/2013 2:38pmAn ultraconservative Muslim preacher in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes for raping and beating his five-year-old daughter to death, official media said Tuesday.