Middle-East



Libya threatens to bomb N. Korean-flagged vessel

BENGHAZI: Libya threatened Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker, which is suspected of trying to load an illegal cargo at the Al-Sidra oil terminal, if the vessel does not leave port.



Israel brings Iranian ship to dock

EILAT, Israel: A ship allegedly carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli Navy was escorted into the Red Sea port of Eilat on Saturday.



Egypt approves election law

CAIRO: Egypt’s interim president has issued a much anticipated decree that governs upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for the vote that many expect the country’s military



Iraq attacks kill 9

BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq killed nine people on Saturday, including a parliamentary candidate and four children, officers and medical sources said, as the country suffers its worst violence in years.



‘Iran weapons ship’ arrives in Israel: AFP

EILAT, Israel: A ship allegedly carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli navy arrived Saturday in the Red Sea port of Eilat, an AFP photographer said.



Suicide bomber uses Iraq police Humvee in attack

BAGHDAD: Authorities in Iraq say a suicide bomber has used a stolen police Humvee to pass through a military checkpoint and set off his explosives, wounding 14 people.



Egyptian envoy ‘will not return to Qatar’

CAIRO: Egypt has welcomed the decision of three Gulf states to withdraw their envoys to Qatar and said its own ambassador “will not return” to the Gulf emirate.



Yemeni accused of guiding US drone strikes ‘executed’

SANAA: Al-Qaeda militants shot dead a man in southeastern Yemen on Thursday for allegedly giving the United States information used to carry out drone strikes against militants, witnesses and the S



Kerry, Abdallah focus on faltering ME talks

AQABA, Jordan: US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Jordan on Friday for talks with King Abdallah on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a US spokeswoman said.



Turkish president nixes Facebook, YouTube ban

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s president on Friday ruled out any ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the sites could be shut to stop his foes anonymously posting audio recordings

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