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India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola...

India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

ABU DHABI: A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, who was travelling to India for treatment of cancer, died while in transit after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, UAE health officials said. “During the transit phase at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the patient’s... read more »

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ̵...

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

GAZA CITY, Palestinian territories: Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza on Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse. The resumption of hostilities shattered nearly three days of calm over the skies... read more »

Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near n...

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 bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister’s house,” said one of the... read more »

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Ham...

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 deadlock. The Israeli military said at least 10 rockets were fired at Israel after the temporary truce expired at... read more »

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Tripoli airport becomes Libya’s new frontline between rival militias

TRIPOLI: First, there is a single shot. Then Libyan fighters empty their anti-aircraft guns as others crouch for cover at Tripoli International Airport. Until Saturday night, the airport... read more »

At least three injured in Istanbul gas explosion: Governor

ISTANBUL: At least three people were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, city governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said. The accident was... read more »

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

ISTANBUL: The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi al-Bahra... read more »

ISIS leader urges Muslims to help build Islamic state

BAGHDAD: The leader of the extremist group that has swept over much of northern Syria and Iraq on Tuesday called on Muslims to immigrate to the territory his group has seized to help build... read more »

Syria-Iraq ‘caliph’ incites Muslims to holy war

DUBAI: The leader of the al-Qaida offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the “caliphate” it has declared on captured... read more »