01/19/2014 2:39amSwathed in a white turban and robes, Eissa Abdel Majid sits in his militia barracks on the edge of the desert describing a losing battle to stem the flow of armed militants with suspected links to al-Qaida _ who use it as a freeway across northern Africa.
01/19/2014 7:58amIsrael has decided to stop issuing gas masks to the public after concluding the threat of chemical attack is low.
01/19/2014 10:59amThe United Arab Emirates has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males to add "another layer to the national defense force," the country's prime minister announced Sunday.
01/19/2014 11:16amCultural traditions and a lack of legal protections are driving tens of millions of girls around the world into early marriage, subjecting them to violence, poverty and mistreatment, an international human rights group says.
01/19/2014 11:48amA state-owned Israeli arms company says it will unveil a new laser-defense system next month that will be capable of shooting down short-range rockets and mortar fire.
01/19/2014 1:42pmA former Egyptian lawmaker who threatened on a popular TV show that Americans would be "slaughtered in their homes" if an attempt is made on the life of the country's military chief recanted on Sunday, saying his comments were misconstrued.
01/19/2014 3:03pmFor all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt's pro-military media, the results of last week's constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation's military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run.