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Animal abuse, theft remains widespread in Jordan

12/19/2013 12:13am
In 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.

Iran to hold air force drill over strategic strait

12/19/2013 1:22am
The 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.

Egypt's Muslim Sisterhood takes lead in protests

12/19/2013 1:33am
They 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.

Court sends former Israeli bank chief to prison

12/19/2013 4:23am
An 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.

Saudi Shiite activist gets 13-year prison sentence

12/19/2013 8:49am
A 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.

Sudanese Guantanamo detainee says he was tortured

12/19/2013 10:02am
One 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.

Syria militants go after opposition activists

12/19/2013 11:13am
Shortly 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.

Iran denounces UN human rights resolution

12/19/2013 12:12pm
Iran's state TV is saying the country's foreign ministry has rejected a U.N. human rights resolution, calling it biased.

Israelis split over threat posed by boycott calls

12/19/2013 12:47pm
Could Israel face a mounting global boycott of the type that ended apartheid in South Africa if it fails to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians by this spring?