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Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qa...

Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being charged with handing over national security documents to Qatar, the state prosecutor says. Relations between Egypt and Qatar have been strained since the military ousted Mr Morsi in July 2013 after protests against his one-year rule. Qatar supports... read more »

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palest...

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only more entrenched

JERUSALEM: Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, and whether Hamas will leverage the world’s outrage over so many civilian casualties to improve the lives of the coastal... read more »

IS struggling to control its new-found o...

IS struggling to control its new-found oil riches: Experts

DUBAI: Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over $3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the group is finding it difficult to maintain its gains and emerge as an energy player. The Islamic State (IS) extremist group popped up on the global... read more »

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighte...

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls a territory the siz...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000 militants, according to a leading expert. Matthew Olsen, a senior US counter-terrorism official, said the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, was... read more »

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Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM’s house

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said. “The suicide... read more »

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Hamas rocket fire

The Israeli military claimed renewed rocket fire by Gaza militants after a three-day truce expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a... read more »

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Hamas rocket fire

The Israeli military claimed renewed rocket fire by Gaza militants after a three-day truce expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a... read more »

Arabs see Gaza war stoppage as Hamas victory despite destruction

Arab reactions to what seems to be the end of the Gaza war, for now, has been schizophrenic in that there has been widespread condemnation of Israel’s attacks and the resulting... read more »

Israeli army announces total withdrawal from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM: A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip in Tuesday morning. The truce came ahead of... read more »