World Bulletin / News Desk
The United Nations has called for an independent inquiry into the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody, reported Al Jazeera.
The Palestinians also demanded an independent investigation in a letter to the UN Security Council, which said that Arafat Jaradat, who died at the weekend, could have been tortured.
UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry made the call for an investigation in a statement on Monday after talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on the Jaradat's death.
Palestinian officials say Arafat Jaradat died after being tortured. Israel said an autopsy, carried out with a Palestinian coroner present, was "inconclusive" and that injuries, such as broken ribs, could have been caused by efforts to revive him.
Saudi Arabian Prince Saud al-Faisal, the world's longest-serving foreign minister, has undergone a successful back surgery in the United States
Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.”
Photographs on Twitter showed members of Egypt's security forces with black masks standing in the area where the woman, liberal activist Shaimaa Sabbagh, was shot.
Western diplomats met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Saturday in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for amending the country's electoral law
They carried black-and-white banners which read "There is only one God and Mohammad is his messenger."
30 people were killed in shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol
"Long live the Yemeni people. No to Houthis and no to Affash," the crowd shouted
Obama will be the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Modi.
With no foreign carriers serving Libya, state carriers operating a depleted fleet struggle to meet demand for tickets
A video, which was released on YouTube on Saturday before being deleted, showed an image of a gaunt Goto in an orange t-shirt. In the apparent recording, Goto says Yukawa had been executed. But the journalist said the government of Japan could take action to save his life.
"U.N. staff were not involved in the incident," the U.N. said in a statement.
A retrial was ordered by the Egyptian court after they were sentenced to death in a mass trial last year
Suspects were arrested for inciting sectarian violence between Arabs and Berbers.
Government agency accused of rounding up around 500 homeless children and hiding them in resort during Pope's visit.
Iraqi security forces find 25 corpses of ISIL militants in a medical center in northern Baghdad.
A joint task force has conducted airstriked against ISIL in Syria and Iraq.