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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.



Iranians demand hijab rules enforced

TEHRAN: Around 1,000 Iranians staged a rally on Friday to demand that the government fully enforce obligatory rules that women be veiled in public.



Iran pursues ballistic missile work, complicating nuclear talks

* US brought up missiles as Vienna nuclear talks resumed * Iran refusing to discuss ballistic missiles -Iranian official



President says Yemen in ‘open war’ with Al-Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Thursday that his country is in an “open war” with Al-Qaeda as one of the country’s largest offensive against the terro



Death toll rises to 282 in Turkey mine tragedy

SOMA: Women sang laments and swayed with grief Thursday over the graves of relatives killed in Turkey’s worst mining disaster, even as more hearses pulled up and backhoes dug more graves arou



Syrian presidential election a ‘farce’

LONDON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the US and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” because tens of

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