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Full-scale war between rival militias looms in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya: A dramatic spike in lawlessness in Libya’s two largest cities has edged the country closer to full-scale war between heavily armed rival militias, stirring concern abroad and



Owners of 7 Dubai buildings served demolition notices

Dubai has issued warnings to the owners of seven abandoned buildings in city.Civic body officials said that the warning is part of plans to keep the city clean and safe.



Iraq election candidate seized as attacks kill 9

BAGHDAD: Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed nine people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month’s election.



24 countries to take part in Jordan military drills

AMMAN: More than 13,000 soldiers from 24 countries are to take part in the annual “Eager Lion” military exercise in Jordan, state news agency Petra said Sunday.



Hamas promises unity govt in days

GAZA CITY: A new Palestinian “consensus government” to be named by the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Hamas movement is to be finalized within days, a senior Hamas official s



Egypt courts convict 170 in mass trials

CAIRO: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Muhammad Mursi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country’s latest mass trials a



Rogue Libyan general’s men attack Parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya: Forces loyal to a rogue Libyan general attacked the country’s parliament Sunday, expanding his eastern offensive against Islamists into the heart of the country’s capita



Syrian air defense boss killed

DAMASCUS: The head of Syria’s air defenses was killed in clashes near the capital, Damascus, a government official and activists said Sunday, one of a few high-ranking military officers to be



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

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