Lawyers representing Khaled al-Fawwaz had argued that testimony from victims of the bombings would add nothing more than 0dramatics0 and 0emotions0 to the proceedings.
The government said it would cut $8.3 billion, sharply reducing the budget of the state oil company and effectively canceling a bullet train project at the center of a conflict-of-interest scandal.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, one of Africa0s most divisive figures, was appointed to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union by the organization0s leaders on Friday.
According to a strict new immigration policy, two friends born in the Bahamas are considered to be Haitians.
In the latest falling-out between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, senior officials in both Washington and Jerusalem are making little effort to hide the seriousness of the rift.
Yves Chauvin at his home in Tours, France, in 2005, after he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two Americans.
Sonia Gandhi, head of the Indian National Congress party, and her son, Rahul, in May after their party was swept from power.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced legislation Friday that would give the spy service new powers to fight terrorism.
Belgian authorities have detained four suspects during an antiterrorism sweep linked to the recruitment of potential jihadis to go fight in Syria, officials said Friday.
Venezuela0s defense minister said Friday that Venezuelan military aircraft had shot down a small plane that crashed a day earlier in the waters near the island of Aruba.
Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Troops from Chad led the recapture of a town from Boko Haram, and the African Union called for the creation of a 7,500-member regional force.
A picture of the journalist Jim Wyss taken after his release from Venezuelan detention was used in a national pride campaign.
Prince Zeid Ra0ad Zeid al-Hussein, the new United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is a member of the Jordanian royal family.
President0Cristina Fern0ndez de Kirchner0of0Argentina at a meeting with government officials Friday in Buenos Aires.
With a decline in prices for second consecutive month, what some economists see as a spiral of doom, others consider a break for consumers.
Kurdish security personnel at the site of an attack by the Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday. Bombs and shelling in Baghdad killed at least 25 people, officials said.
The government published bids for the construction of 450 units, a move that angered the Palestinians and came amid growing tensions with the Obama administration.
Secretary of State John Kerry0s trip will highlight the United States0 support for Ukraine, the State Department said.
Eugene de Kock at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1998. He received a prison sentence of two life terms plus 212 years.
A series of explosions on Friday hit a parking lot in Donetsk where several hundred people had lined up for humanitarian aid meant for children and the elderly.
Security officials at a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur, Pakistan, where at least 55 people were killed in a bombing on Friday.
An investigation of an illness that caused thousands of children to suffer convulsions, lapse into comas and die has found that a toxin found in litchi fruit may be the cause.
The attacker who killed three military contractors at the airport in Kabul is believed to have been a member of the security forces, official said.
Students at Renmin University in Beijing. Education officials have warned against teaching materials that might promote Western values.
The main doors to the Jinan Intermediate People0s Court in Shandong Province. China0s two-year-old anticorruption campaign has been accompanied by reports of 00unnatural deaths00 among officials.
Despite concern that a steep decline in oil prices would restrict the country0s finances, King Salman also decreed a cash bonus worth two months' salary to government employees, students and pensioners.
R.K. Laxman in an undated photo. His character, the Common Man, is pictured behind him in a checkered shirt.
A small civilian aircraft, suspected of carrying drugs and pursued by Venezuelan military jets, crashed Thursday into the Caribbean Sea near the island of Aruba, officials said.
Iraqis pick through the wreckage of their home they said was destroyed by0Shiite militiamen in0Tikrit, northern Iraq.0
The bombings suggest that Egypt0s campaign of home demolitions, nighttime curfews and geographic isolation has failed to head off the budding insurgency there.
A 19-year-old Dutchman with a pistol forced his way into the studios of the national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but he was quickly arrested, officials said.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has taken the first step in a looming congressional battle over how far to expand trade and tourism with the Castro government.
In a process expected to take at least three days, the candidate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has already been turned away.
A new study found that a majority of Britons support playing a major role in world affairs but are reluctant to pay the cost.
0All we0re asking is for,0 Yanis Varoufakis said, 0is an opportunity to put together a proposal that will minimize the costs of Greece0s loan agreement and give this country a chance to breathe again after policies that created massive social depravity.0
Some reports said the Americans, who were military contractors, were killed by a man wearing an Afghan military uniform.
The promises represent the most significant efforts yet announced by the new government to heal the still-festering wounds of a decades-long civil war.
On Thursday, Greece backed away from strong statements denouncing sanctions, calming worries that the election of a far-left government in Greece could upend Europe0s policy toward Moscow.
Rebel Houthi fighters, some wearing military uniforms, guarded a street during a demonstration last Friday in Sana, the capital of Yemen.
Commuters crowded the passageways of the RER Paris-suburban train network on Thursday at the Chatelet-Les Halles station in Paris.
Shinzo Abe, the conservative prime minister of Japan, opened a new front in a battle to sway American views of the country0s wartime history.
Fritz-Joly Joachin, a man of Haitian origin who was arrested in Bulgaria several weeks ago and has been linked to the Paris attackers, was extradited to France on Thursday.
A Civilian Joint Task Force officer in Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, screening residents of nearby villages and towns who were displaced by recent Boko Haram attacks.
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