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JERUSALEM: Israel said on Thursday it was halting negotiations with the Palestinians following their unity deal with the Hamas rulers of Gaza, as faltering US-backed peace talks approached their...
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15 govt militiamen killed near Aleppo

BEIRUT: Fighting for a key military base outside Syria’s main northern city of Aleppo killed at least 15 pro-government militiamen on Thursday, a monitoring group said.



Report: Turkish police subdue suspected bomber

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have subdued a suspected bomber near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office in the capital Ankara.



Khamenei: Israel ‘doomed to collapse’

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that arch-foe Israel is a regime “doomed to collapse,” escalating a war of words between the Islamic republic a



Bombers hit Syrian troops near Lebanon

BEIRUT: Four suicide car bombs struck Syrian regime targets Wednesday in the Qalamoun region near Lebanon, killing at least seven soldiers, a monitor and state news agency SANA said.



11 soldiers blown up in turbulent Sinai

CAIRO: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into one of two buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypt’s turbulent region of northern Sinai on Wednesday, killing 11 and wounding 37,



Syria chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea

THE HAGUE: Syria’s over 1,000 tons of chemical weapons could be destroyed at sea if no country agrees to dispose of them on its soil, the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday.



Iran: Israel behind Beirut blasts

TEHRAN: Tehran accused Israel of carrying out deadly double blasts on Tuesday outside the Iran’s embassy in Beirut, according to media reports.



Sudan confronts politically explosive bread shortage

KHARTOUM: Sudan on Tuesday battled a politically explosive bread shortage that has forced Khartoum residents to wait hours for the staple food because of a lack of foreign exchange.



Libya unveils plan to remove militias from Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Libya’s government announced Tuesday plans to remove militias from the capital and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen a



Yemen drone strike kills three Al-Qaeda suspects

ADEN: A drone strike in Yemen’s southeastern Hadramawt province killed three Al-Qaeda suspects on Tuesday, local authority officials said.

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