A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns death of comrade.
A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns near the grave of his comrade who was reportedly killed in Qusair, March 25, 2013. Photo by Reuters
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Sudan has been interrogating citizens who returned to their country secretly from Israel, via Jordan, Sudanese media reported. Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Sudan, who has vowed to punish citizens who visited Israel.

Death toll in Syria reached at least 93,000 at the end of April, but the true number may be much higher, the United Nations human rights office said on Thursday.

Campaigning in Iran's presidential election ended on Thursday, a day before the vote, as the hardliners fail to unify behind one candidate.

Israel is continuing with a plan to expand the West Bank settlement of Itamar despite recent efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

The 100 employees of the Israeli navigation app developer Waze are Israel’s newest millionaires following acquisition by Google.

Police are trying to persuade a well-known gay community activist to turn state’s witness and testify against other suspects being held in the 2009 Tel Aviv gay center shooting.

The Israeli army seeks to thwart harassment of Haredi recruits in wake of complaints of threats against ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldiers.

More than five years after the state granted official recognition, tens of thousands of Bedouin residents are still without garbage collection services, thanks to a bureaucratic tangle.