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LONDON: A British teenager whose uncle was detained in the Guantanamo Bay camp has been killed in the Syrian conflict, his family said Abdullah Deghayes, 18, died earlier this month although the...
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MERS alert: Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

DUBAI: A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in



Tunisian envoy seized in Libya

TRIPOLI: A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped Thursday in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan’s ambassador.





Kuwaiti MP wants protesting stateless sent to desert camp

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti lawmaker Thursday urged his government to send stateless people convicted of breaching public security and protesting to a camp he suggested should be built in the desert.



Egypt pulls Lebanese star’s ‘adults only’ movie

CAIRO: Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe’s latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative.



Swamy: ‘Item boy’ of Twitter

Subramanian Swamy is not without reason one of the most popular Indian politicians on Twitter.



Vehicles hit in Jordan air raid not Syria Army’s

DAMASCUS: Vehicles hit by Jordanian airstrikes on the border on Wednesday did not belong to the Syrian Army, Syrian state media claimed, citing a military source.



120 Mursi backers jailed for 3 years over clashes

CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed President Muhammad Mursi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said.



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