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US jets again strike jihadists around Ir...

US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi and Kurdish forces near a major dam in northern Iraq.The Mosul Dam, just north of the city of the same name, has become a focus of fighting between... read more »

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West...

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near Bethlehem

JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion. Peace Now, an Israeli group that... read more »

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood lea...

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said. Badie had already been sentenced to death and received a life sentence in... read more »

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

“A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,” Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric in a statement United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday welcomed the ceasefire deal reached between... read more »

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Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 reserve soldiers

Israel is calling up 16,000 extra reservists to bolster its military as the conflict in Gaza continues. The deployment brings the total called up by Israel to 86,000. Officials told... read more »

Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Libya’s former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen forced Abu Shagor into a car near... read more »

Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday

One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left battered by three weeks of merciless... read more »

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS: The UN security council has called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted... read more »

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. They said the dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds... read more »