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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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UAE says another family targeted in London

DUBAI: Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into the family’s London apartment weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in t



Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

GAZA CITY: Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians’ political split by holding general elections i



Lebanon sends trapped citizens aid

RAS AL-HARF: Lebanese authorities on Tuesday sent a rare aid convoy to the town of Tufeil, an island of Lebanese territory inside Syria where thousands have become trapped in the country’s war.



Palestinians renew unity bid

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians have relaunched efforts to reconcile their rival leaderships in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as US-brokered peace talks with Israel teeter on the edge of collapse.



Iran’s divorce rate rising

TEHRAN: More than one in five marriages in Iran ended in divorce last year — despite the government’s push for more couples to wed and have children to reverse slowing population growth.



‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan

NAIROBI: Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly left “piles and piles” of bodies — many of those in a mosque — in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the UN’s top humanitarian of



Paris to present plan to fight ‘jihadi threat’

PARIS: France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadi groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.



‘Unprecedented’ Yemen-US raids target Al-Qaeda

ADEN: An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign on the weekend in Yemen has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to thwart attacks by the network’s local affilia

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