TRIPOLI: Libya’s Parliament has ordered a special force be sent within one week to “liberate” all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising the stakes over a block
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday criticized European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton over an “unsanctioned” meeting she held with rights activists, although newspapers hailed her weekend visit t
BEIRUT: Amnesty International accused President Bashar Assad's forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvat
BENGHAZI, Libya: Libyan authorities stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker as it left a rebel-held port on Monday with an “illegal” shipment of crude, a military source said.
JERICHO, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops on Monday shot dead a Palestinian Jordanian who allegedly tried to snatch a soldier’s weapon at the main Jordan border crossing, with Amman saying th
TRIPOLI: Libyan separatists loaded oil onto a North Korean tanker for a second consecutive day on Sunday, ignoring the central government’s threats of military action, an industry official said.
JERUSALEM: Activists say a group of some 50 Israeli youths have sent Israel’s prime minister a petition refusing to enlist for compulsory military service to protest Israel’s occupation of Palesti
KHARTOUM: Sudanese authorities refused permission for an International Women’s Day event in Khartoum, an activist said on Sunday, despite President Omar Bashir’s vow that freedoms should be respec
BEIRUT: About a dozen nuns held in Syria for more than three months have been released and are on their way to Damascus via Lebanon, a Lebanese security source and church officials said on Sunday.
BENGHAZI: Libya threatened Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker, which is suspected of trying to load an illegal cargo at the Al-Sidra oil terminal, if the vessel does not leave port.
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