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Israel's parliament passed a law capping the annual salaries of bank executives at $658,000, among the world's toughest such restrictions.
Six children have been killed or maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began a year ago, the UN said Tuesday, warning the conflict was taking a horrifying toll on the country's youth.
A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew.
Israel advised its citizens to leave Turkey citing the potential for jihadist attacks.
Qatar's state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera announced a fresh round of job cuts with around 500 positions being lost.
Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assad's future.
Russia has begun to withdraw military equipment from Syria, the defence ministry said Tuesday.
British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.
The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.
Iran fired two more long-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday as it continued military tests in defiance of US sanctions and fresh warnings from Washington.
Emirates Airline, which was to launch what it called the world's longest non-stop flight this month, postponed those plans for a year.
Qatar's population has reached 2.5 million people, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.
The Israeli army is to return West Bank land it requisitioned nearly 40 years ago to its Palestinian owners.
EU president Donald Tusk defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants.
India’s government pledged billions of dollars to help struggling farmers and boost the rural economy as it unveiled its annual budget.
Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.
Pakistan asks Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore.
13 million pupils in OECD countries fail to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the age of 15.
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