Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace

CAIRO: Clashes erupted Tuesday in the Sudanese capital between police and thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that President Omar Bashir step down, according to activists and video clips posted online. The clips purported to show crowds of several hundred each gathering on side roads

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the Kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions, SPA reported. The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), in the presence of

Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat

Iraqi Christians quietly celebrated Christmas on Tuesday amid improved security, more than a year after the country declared victory over Islamic State militants who threatened to end their 2,000-year history in Iraq. Christianity in Iraq dates back to the first century of the Christian era, when the apostles Thomas and Thaddeus

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

TUNIS, Tunisia: The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police. Journalist Abderrak Zorgui posted a video online before his self-immolation in the struggling provincial city of Kasserine describing his