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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza Strip after rocket fire

AFP Gaza City Israel targeted Hamas in air strikes on Gaza early on Saturday after rockets were fired at it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began. Hamas, the Islamist movement that has de ..

19 killed, 33 wounded in Syria car bomb blast

AFP Beirut A car bomb killed 19 people, 13 of them civilians, in the Turkish-controlled town of Al-Bab in northern Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said. The bomb, which struck a bus and taxi station in the town, also wounded 33 people, ..

AFP Tehran One person was killed and others injured in protests that spread on Saturday across Iran after a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing in the sanctions-hit country. The death Friday occurred in the ..

AFP Baghdad Anti-government demonstrators spread to a second bridge in the Iraqi capital on Saturday after security forces retreated from a key area where they had clashed with protesters, AFP correspondents said. Protesters ..

AFP Kuwait CITY Kuwait’s defence minister said on Saturday that the government’s recent resignation was triggered by the alleged embezzlement of nearly $800 million from a military aid fund. “It is the main reason for the ..