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South Africans have started marking the first anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died last year at the age of 95. Official ceremonies to mark the passing of the former South African leader will include an interfaith prayer service early on Friday, followed by a wreath-laying...

NEW YORK: In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court has rejected an animal rights advocate’s attempt to extend “legal personhood”...

BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday welcomed any Iranian military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq as “positive”...

CAIRO: Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious centre of learning, on Thursday urged Christians in the Arab world to stand firm in the face of militant...

A woman who tried to drive in defiance of a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after being blocked at the border with the United Arab...

Kenya: At least 36 people have been killed in an attack on a stone quarry in Mandera, northern Kenya, local sources told Al Jazeera. About twenty gunmen,...

JERUSALEM: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of Pakistanisexecuted in the country since mid-October. Mohammed...

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Saarc summit here on Wednesday that India would lead a drive to increase trade among member countries. In...

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