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CAIRO: Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a “battle of all humanity” to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra.The appeal...
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Syria dissidents plan to form new coalition

CAIRO: A number of Syrian opposition factions will gather in Cairo next month to form a new coalition as an alternative to an exiled West-backed alliance, officials said Saturday.



5 Italy-bound Tunisians die, 49 rescued

TUNIS: The bodies of five Tunisian migrants trying to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa were recovered from the sea Saturday while 49 others were rescued, Tunisia’s coast guard said.





Kuwait magnate Al-Khorafi dies at 75

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's richest independent businessman, Jassem Al-Khorafi, who served as speaker of the Gulf emirate's parliament for a decade, has died at the age of 75, his family said.



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