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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. Libyan rebels have...
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Oman extends curbs on expats

MUSCAT: Oman said it would extend curbs on the hiring of foreign workers in construction and housekeeping as part of efforts to save more jobs for local citizens and limit outflows of money from th



Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

AMMAN: Jordanian air force fighter jets destroyed a number of combat vehicles Wednesday as they tried to enter the kingdom from war-hit Syria by crossing the border, the army said.



AED50m new concept school opens in Ajman; group eyes GCC market

Habitat School, an educational organization with a new concept, will open in Ajman on Thursday.




Egypt: Sissi in final step to run for president

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, hi



Syria’s Assad says war turning in regime’s favor

DAMASCUS: President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the war that has torn Syria apart for three years and cost more than 150,000 lives is turning in the government’s favor, state news agency SANA repo



Human trafficking cases decrease in the UAE

The number of human trafficking cases in the UAE has come down significantly over the years, according Dr.



Prisoner’s freedom sought for abducted Jordan ambassador

TRIPOLI: Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded a radical militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat’s freedom.



Kuwait says ‘coup plot’ video tampered with

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s prime minister told MPs Tuesday that a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup was “tampered with,” Parliament speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem said af



Brotherhood members banned from elections

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned members of ousted President Muhammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.

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