12/19/2013 12:13amIn the mountains of southwestern Jordan, where tradition says Moses saw the Promised Land, dozens of sick dogs lay chained and starving at an isolated olive plantation.
12/19/2013 1:22amThe acting chief of Iran's air force says his pilots will hold a military drill over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the waterway for one-fifth of the world's oil tanker traffic.
12/19/2013 1:33amThey tirelessly hold rallies, whether at night or under cold rain, chanting for the return of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They clash with police, hurling back fuming tear gas canisters and getting dragged by their veils and thrown behind bars. At protests in universities, they get into fistfights with rival female students.
12/19/2013 4:23amAn Israeli court has sentenced the former chairman of a major Israeli bank to a year in prison following his conviction on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
12/19/2013 8:49amA Human Rights Watch researcher says a judge in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a prominent Shiite political activist to 13 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban.
12/19/2013 10:02amOne of two Sudanese Guantanamo detainees who arrived home Thursday after release from the U.S.-run facility in Cuba said his jailers had "systematically tortured" him, with punishment "doubled" for those who attempted hunger strikes.
12/19/2013 11:13amShortly after the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, Imad al-Souri quit his computer job to help the protests. He uploaded online videos of the marches and sneaked banned loudspeakers to demonstrators to amplify their voices calling for Assad's downfall.
12/19/2013 12:12pmIran's state TV is saying the country's foreign ministry has rejected a U.N. human rights resolution, calling it biased.