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GAZA CITY: An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory’s Hamas rulers said. The raid came as thousands took to the...
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Bombers hit Syrian troops near Lebanon

BEIRUT: Four suicide car bombs struck Syrian regime targets Wednesday in the Qalamoun region near Lebanon, killing at least seven soldiers, a monitor and state news agency SANA said.



11 soldiers blown up in turbulent Sinai

CAIRO: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into one of two buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypt’s turbulent region of northern Sinai on Wednesday, killing 11 and wounding 37,



Syria chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea

THE HAGUE: Syria’s over 1,000 tons of chemical weapons could be destroyed at sea if no country agrees to dispose of them on its soil, the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday.



Iran: Israel behind Beirut blasts

TEHRAN: Tehran accused Israel of carrying out deadly double blasts on Tuesday outside the Iran’s embassy in Beirut, according to media reports.



Sudan confronts politically explosive bread shortage

KHARTOUM: Sudan on Tuesday battled a politically explosive bread shortage that has forced Khartoum residents to wait hours for the staple food because of a lack of foreign exchange.



Libya unveils plan to remove militias from Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Libya’s government announced Tuesday plans to remove militias from the capital and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen a



Yemen drone strike kills three Al-Qaeda suspects

ADEN: A drone strike in Yemen’s southeastern Hadramawt province killed three Al-Qaeda suspects on Tuesday, local authority officials said.



Suicide blasts near Iran Embassy in Beirut kill 23

BEIRUT: Two suicide bombers detonated explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in a mainly Shiite district of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attach



Hollande: Settlements must stop

RAMALLAH: French President Francois Hollande called on Israel on Monday to halt settlement building on occupied territory, saying it hampers chances for a peace agreement with the Palestinians.



Key Syrian rebel leader dies of shrapnel wounds

BEIRUT: The leader of one of Syria’s most prominent rebel units died early Monday of shrapnel wounds sustained during shelling by government troops last week, his group said.

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