An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice.
This week, Lebanon's food and plastic surgery industries took a hit as Lebanon's health minister revealed that dozens of restaurants and supermarkets across the country were selling food contaminated with sewage and bacteria -- and rattled off a long list of beauty clinics that were operating without a license.
Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov has compared President Vladimir Putin's "one-man dictatorship" to the rule of Adolf Hitler, warning that if the West fails to stop him now the price for doing so could grow higher.
Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, including two assailants who killed five people in a synagogue attack earlier this week, according to relatives and Palestinian officials.
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.
NATO's chief says Russia's increased military activity in the skies above the Baltic region is "unjustified" and poses a risk to civil aviation because aircraft regularly fail to file flight plans or communicate with air controllers.