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Al-Zayani: GCC acting with unity to defeat challenges

Gulf Cooperation Council countries should be ready to defend themselves in any case of emergency, said GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani.



Turkey’s top judge criticizes PM Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s most senior judge has delivered a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for criticizing his court’s decisions, including one that lifted a ban on



Air raid kills 27 at Syria market

BEIRUT: An airstrike on a market on Thursday killed at least 27 people, including three children, in a village of the north Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.



Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians after unity deal

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 de



Egypt has ‘full control of Sinai’

CAIRO: Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had gained “complete control over the situation” in the Sinai Peninsula, where insurgents have been carrying out attacks against securi



Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced

GAZA CITY: An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory’s Hamas rulers said.



No victor in Lebanon presidential elections

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the votes needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.



Bomb kills police general in Cairo

CAIRO: A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt’s capital within a week.



UAE says another family targeted in London

DUBAI: Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into the family’s London apartment weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in the



Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

GAZA CITY: Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians’ political split by holding general elections i

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