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GAZA CITY: An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory’s Hamas rulers said. The raid came as thousands took to the...
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Abducted in Libya, diplomat pleads to Tunisian govt to act

TRIPOLI/TUNIS: A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleaded with his government to negotiate with his captors, according to a video released by a rebel group on Sunday evening.



Palestinians mull handing territory ‘keys’ back to Israel

JERUSALEM: Palestinian negotiators have warned they may pass responsibility for their territory back to occupying power Israel if peace talks remain stalled, a senior Palestinian official said Sund



30 ‘Al-Qaeda’ suspects dead in Yemen drone strike

ADEN: A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the country, a tribal chief said.



Kin of Iran prisoners protest outside Parliament

DUBAI: Families of Iranian prisoners charged with political offenses demonstrated outside Parliament in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what they said was violent treatment of their relatives at the Ev



Iranian women ‘not second class citizens’

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani admitted Sunday that women in his country still face discrimination and cultural barriers but he insisted they are not universally treated as second-class cit



7 in fray to be Libya PM

TRIPOLI: The Libyan Parliament on Sunday began hearing seven candidates who are vying to replace prime minister Abdullah Al-Thani who quit last week just days after his appointment.



Peace our greatest weapon: Al-Sudais

There some individuals who misuse Islam to achieve personal goals and spread violence and terrorism, said Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, chief imam of Makkah’s Grand Mosque.




4 French journalists held hostage in Syria released

PARIS: Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest confl



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