BENGHAZI, Libya: At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and Sunda
GAZA CITY: Not a stone is left standing at Al-Najjar family home in southern Gaza. On Saturday, it was a three-story building, today medics dug 22 bodies of out the crater where it once stood.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has issued a directive to donate SR100 million to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
BAGHDAD: Gunmen in army uniforms have seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni party from his Baghdad home, police and security officials said on Saturday.
GAZA STRIP: The bodies of more than 132 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday.
TRIPOLI: The United States evacuated its Libyan Embassy staff under air cover Saturday as they faced a “real risk” from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
CAIRO: Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d’affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo,
DAMASCUS: Islamic State fighters have seized a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing scores of troops and beheading some of them, a monitoring group said Saturday.
MOSUL: Militants from the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shiite shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said Saturday.
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip: Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on interna
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