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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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Turkey keeps ban on YouTube after court backtracks

ISTANBUL: YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey, despite the end to a similar controversial ban on Twitter, after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.



Lebanese Army takes highway control

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says government forces have taken full control of a highway in the country’s northeast once patrolled by gunmen.






Lebanon ex-warlord in presidential race

BEIRUT: Former Lebanon warlord Samir Geagea, a staunch opponent of Syria and the Shiite movement Hezbollah, will stand for the presidency in May, his Christian Lebanese Forces party said on Friday.



Egypt deports man lobbying against mass death sentences

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities deported a rights campaigner hours after he flew in to deliver a petition against death sentences imposed on 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.




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