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Report: Palestinians lose billions to Israeli bans

10/08/2013 4:28am
The 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.

Iran sentences veteran blogger to 6 years prison

10/08/2013 8:26am
A well-known Iranian blogger and veteran activist says a court has sentenced him to six years in prison over security charges.

As Dubai rebounds, hunger strike recalls the crash

10/08/2013 12:53pm
Outside 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.

Saudi cleric gets 8 years prison for killing child

10/08/2013 2:38pm
An 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.

Egypt's capital scarred by 2 1/2 years of turmoil

10/08/2013 6:23pm
Egypt's capital has long been proud of its nickname, "Mother of the World" _ a metropolis of 18 million throbbing with the vitality and fun of other great cities, even if at times it seemed unmanageable and chaotic.