Smoke rises from a vehicle, destroyed by an Israeli strike, after Palestinian fire fighters put out the fire, in Gaza City, early Saturday, before the 12-hour truce that the United Nations had requested. The truce is to take effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Saturday. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
DUBAI: President Hassan Rowhani urged Iran’s military leaders on Saturday to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats, in a clear reference to efforts to end the nuclear dispute
GAZA CITY: A mentally ill Gazan woman was shot dead by Israeli troops near the border early on Saturday, the Palestinian territory’s Hamas-run Health Ministry said.
CAIRO: The youngest son of Egypt’s ousted President Muhammad Mursi was detained by police Saturday on suspicion of drug possession, the country’s official news agency reported.
CAIRO: Gunmen Friday killed an Egyptian policeman who was on a security team guarding the home of a judge in the jailbreak trial of ousted president Muhammad Mursi, security officials said.
BIRZEIT, Palestinian Territories: Israeli soldiers shot and wounded five Palestinians in clashes in the West Bank on Friday, medics said, after the funeral of a man killed during an army raid.
BEIRUT: The militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has begun withdrawing from parts of northern Syria ahead of a deadline set by a rival group, a monitor said Thursday.
ANKARA: Turkey’s main opposition party asked the top court on Friday to overturn a law tightening government control of the judiciary, which it sees as a bid by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to snuff
SANAA: At least 24 people were killed on Friday as Yemeni troops and allied Islamists engaged in heavy fighting with Shiite rebels in the north, tribal sources said.
BEIRUT: Lebanon will seek the death penalty for a radical Sunni cleric who has been at large since deadly clashes between his followers and the army last year, a judicial source said Friday.
CAIRO: A court in Egypt on Thursday suspended the espionage trial of deposed President Muhammad Mursi after defense lawyers requested that the judges in the case withdraw.
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