A Palestinian youth practices his parkour jumping skills in Gaza City in houses destroyed during the 50-day war last summer. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

A new World Bank report has warned that the Gaza Strip’s economy is on the “verge of collapse”, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest (...)

Emirates National Oil, owner of 53 per cent of Dragon, said it intends to offer 735 pence a share, a premium of 44 per cent from March 13th, the day before the talks were initially disclosed. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Emirates National Oil Co. proposed to buy the shares in Dragon Oil Plc it doesn’t already own, valuing the Dubai-based producer at about £3.6 billion (...)

Our reader wrote to UPC in January, cancelling the service. ‘I also cancelled the direct debit. I have since been billed for two months’ service,’ he says

Sam Glendenning had ongoing problems with his UPC television service, which the company’s technicians tried and failed to rectify on a number of oc(...)

Protestors hold pictures of ousted Egyptian president Morsi and shout slogans during a pro-Morsi rally in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Deniz Toprak/EPA

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year(...)

Morsi is already serving a 20-year sentence following his conviction on April 21st on charges linked to the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising (...)

An Egyptian court has sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole in the retrial of a corruption c(...)

Jordan’s Queen Rania holds a picture of pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh who was executed by the Islamic State earlier this year. Photograph: Petra News Agency/Reuters

Jordan is a comfort zone in this war-wretched region, a land of relative stability that has survived the violent flowering of the Arab Spring although(...)

Analysts expect Sainsbury’s to report its first loss in a decade after being hammered by hefty property writedowns

It’s not every day that a chief executive with a criminal conviction for embezzlement delivers his company’s results to the City, let alone the head o(...)

A member of  the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi keeps position in the city of Taiz.  Photograph: Abdel Rahman Abdallah/AFP/Getty Images

The situation in Yemen’s besieged port city of Aden was confused yesterday after it was reported and then denied that Saudi-commanded ground troops h(...)

SBS sport reporter Scott McIntyre has been fired for posting ‘disrespectful’ tweets about Anzacs on Anzac Day. Photograph: Twitter

Australian communications minister Malcom Turnbull has denied influencing a decision by broadcaster SBS to sack one of its reporters over a series of (...)