Middle-East



Venezuela to send oil to Palestinians

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged Friday to send oil and diesel to the Palestinian Authority, as part of agreements signed with its leader Mahmud Abbas during his visit to Caracas.<



Iraq results due within days amid unrest

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s election commission said Saturday the results from last month’s general election would finally be released within days as nationwide attacks pushed this year’s death toll to more than



Ben Ali’s security chief walks free after sentence cut

TUNIS: The head of presidential security under ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali walked free on Saturday after a controversial appeal ruling cut his jail sentence from 20 years to t



Iran nuclear talks round ends with huge setbacks

VIENNA: Iran nuclear talks stalled Friday, casting a shadow on earlier advances and denting hopes that Tehran and six world powers will meet a July 20 target date for a deal meant to curb Iran&rsqu



UN chief condemns water cut in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT: The United Nations chief has condemned a cut in water supplies in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo that he said has deprived at least 2.5 million people of access to potable water.



43 killed, more than 100 wounded in Libya clashes

BENGHAZI, Libya: The death toll from clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has risen to 43 from 19 and more than 100 people had been wounded, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday.



Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work; death toll rises to 299

SOMA, Turkey: A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey’s worst industrial disaster, hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed



US won’t let Iran build nuclear weapon: Hagel

JERUSALEM: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged to Israeli leaders Friday that the US “will do what we must” to prevent the Jewish state’s greatest fear of a nuclear-armed Ira



50% more settlers seen in West Bank by 2019

JERUSALEM: The number of Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank could grow by as much as 50 percent by 2019, Israel’s ultra-nationalist construction minister said on Friday.



Anti-Israel slur used by Turkish premier

ANKARA: Turkey’s prime minister shouted an anti-Israel slur as he was mobbed by angry protesters at the site of a deadly mine blast this week, local media reported Friday.

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