French journalists Edouard Elias (front L), Didier Francois (R), Nicolas Henin (2nd R, background) and Pierre Torres (3rd R, background) arrive at a hospital in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, on Friday. (Reuters)
BEIRUT: Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into Lebanon over the past two days as fighting between government forces and rebels has flared near the border, a local official said Saturday.
ALGIERS: Algeria’s 76-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was on Saturday designated his party’s candidate in the 2014 presidential election, despite having been largely unseen for months beca
TRIPOLI: Fresh clashes erupted in a Tripoli suburb on Saturday, witnesses and the Libyan government said, as the death toll from violence at an anti-militia protest topped 40.
JERUSALEM: Israel and its US ally have hit a troubled patch in their close relationship, caused by differences over Iran’s nuclear plans and peace with the Palestinians.
MOSCOW: Russia is offering to sell Egypt modern helicopters and air defense systems in a landmark deal reportedly worth $2 billion that would mark a revival of large-scale military cooperation, a Russ
LONDON: Some of the world’s biggest broadcasters on Friday urged the UN Security Council to take greater action over the killing of journalists in conflict zones.
ANKARA: Turkey on Friday warned that it would not accept this week’s declaration of provisional self-rule by Kurds in neighboring war-torn Syria.
BEIRUT: A Syrian airstrike has killed a senior commander of the Liwa Al-Tawhid rebel brigade in Aleppo and wounded its chief and another leader, a watchdog said Friday.
BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria have admitted beheading a fellow rebel by mistake after believing him to be an Iraqi fighting alongside regime forces, a watchdog said on Friday.
VIENNA: Iran has not expanded its nuclear facilities in the last three months, a UN atomic watchdog report said Thursday, in a possible confidence-building measure by Tehran before talks next week.
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