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Suicide bomber, gunmen storm police HQ in northern Iraq; 33 killed

KIRKUK: At least 33 people were killed when a suicide bomber driving a car and some identified armed men disguised as police made an...

Saudi Arabia appoints Prince Muqrin as deputy Prime Mister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed former chief of Saudi intelligence Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al Saud as country’s deputy Prime Minister, Dispatch...

Six Lebanese soldiers killed in clashes with militants fighting against the Syrian government

The fighting broke out in the town of Arsal in Bekka Valley on Friday after a Lebanese army unit entered the area to arrest...

Iran claims it is producing jet fuel

TEHRAN: Iran claims Thursday that it has joined the club of jet fuel producers after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the third development phase of...

UN inquiry report seeks removal of Jewish settlers from West Bank

GENEVA: An inquiry conducted by United Nations’ human rights has sought the withdrawal of all Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank and an...

Syrian opposition chief ‘ready for direct talks’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

DAMASCUS: The Chief of Syrian opposition Moaz al-Khatib said on Wednesday that he is ready for dialogue with officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime,...

Israeli forces hit target on Syrian-Lebanese border: sources

LONDON: Israeli forces attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Wednesday night, a western diplomat told media on condition of anonymity, without elaborating...

Israel partly unfreezes Palestinian Authority’s funds

JERUSALEM: Around $100 million of the Palestinian Authority's funds, which was blocked last November by Israel after it claimed observer status at the United...

Saudi govt directs to set up walls in shops to split men, women

RIYADH: The Saudi government has issued its directives to shops’ owners, in whose properties both males and females are employed, to set up isolating...

Egypt minister warns of ‘state collapse’ if crisis continues

CAIRO: The political crisis rocking Egypt could lead to the collapse of the state and threaten future generations, Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah...

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