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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. The reported attack...
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Libyan deputy spy chief abducted

TRIPOLI: Libya’s deputy intelligence chief was kidnapped outside Tripoli airport on Sunday, two security sources said, days after clashes between rival militias and protesters in the capital



Fleeing raging war, thousands of Syria refugees flood into Lebanon

BEIRUT: Thousands of refugees are fleeing border towns in central Syria where a high-stakes battle is raging, crossing desolate hills to reach safety in neighboring Lebanon, witnesses and the UN sa



Brotherhood ‘must accept govt before dialogue’

CAIRO: An Egyptian minister on Sunday ruled out accepting an offer for dialogue until the Muslim Brotherhood recognizes the government’s transition plan and renounces violence.



Brotherhood offers talks to ‘exit’ crisis

CAIRO: A coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood offered on Saturday negotiations to end the deadly tumult since Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi’s overthrow, without explicitly insisting on his re



Palestinian kids cuffed by Israeli troops

JERUSALEM: Israeli troops in the West Bank detained four Palestinian children aged five to nine years for more than an hour Friday with their hands cuffed, Palestinian witnesses said.



Bashir hints at govt shakeup

KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Bashir hinted on Saturday at an imminent and wide-ranging government shakeup, after the most serious split in years within his ruling party.



Thousands seek refuge in Lebanon from Syria flare-up

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.



Bouteflika nominated for 4th term

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



Fresh clashes in Libyan capital as death toll tops 40

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.



Israel and strategic US partner fall out over Iran

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.

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