Middle East News

  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were all arrested in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups.

    Associated Press
  • Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

    Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll. "So far 111 bodies have been retrieved from the sea while dozens of people are still missing," the spokesman Mohammad al-Misrati told AFP. Red…

    AFP
  • Children among 71 migrants found dead in truck in Austria

    By Karin Strohecker EISENSTADT, Austria (Reuters) - Four children, including a baby girl, were among 71 migrants found dead in a truck on an Austrian highway and several people have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the tragedy, Austrian police said on Friday. An Austrian motorway…

    Reuters
  • The Latest: UN chief 'horrified' by latest refugee deaths

    GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

    Associated Press
  • Hungary mulls stiff penalties for border jumpers, people smugglers

    Hungary moved Friday to stiffen penalties for illegal border crossing in a new bid to deter the wave of migrants surging into the country in record numbers. Some 140,000 people, the majority from war-torn parts of the Middle East, have been detained by police on the country's southern border with…

    AFP
  • Kenyan sentenced to 15 years in prison in US terror case

    MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man described by U.S. prosecutors as a fundraiser and recruiter for terrorist groups in Africa and the Middle East was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.

    Associated Press
  • Weekend of protests set to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM

    By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters are expected to march through Malaysia's capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million-dollar payment made to a bank account under his name. The…

    Reuters
  • Europe should crack down on traffickers exploiting migrants: White House

    The White House said on Friday that the migrant crisis in Europe shows that unrest in the Middle East has impacts far beyond the region. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Europe should crack down on traffickers who are exploiting migrants and ensure that migrants' human rights are protected.…

    Reuters
  • Europe questions border rules after train attack, migrant moves

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Concerned about security threats and illegal migration, some European governments are considering amending the Schengen border code, which eliminated systematic frontier controls across much of Europe. A week after passengers subdued a gunman on an…

    Reuters