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June 29, 2018 1:47 AM Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Thursday the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias. "We proudly announce the liberation of Derna, a city dear to all Libyans," the breakaway military leader said in a televised speech. A spokesman for Haftar's self-styled 7

June 24, 2018 10:06 AM Britain's Prince William heads for historic Middle East tour

AMMAN: Prince William flies to Jordan Sunday on a trip that will see him become the first member of Britain's royal family to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge touches down in Amman for a first leg billed as a chance to bond with Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, 23, a fellow 8

June 24, 2018 8:42 AM Gazan dies of wounds from Israel border clash

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces two days ago during clashes on the Gaza border died of his wounds early Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said. "Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29-years-old, died of wounds to his stomach after being shot by the Israeli enemy east of Khan Yunis the day before 7

June 21, 2018 10:51 AM Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

BENGHAZI, Libya: A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia. "Our armed forces have full control of the Ras Lanuf region," the force's spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said, later adding that it had also seized the Al-Sidra terminal 5

May 23, 2018 9:46 AM Four more killed on sixth day of India-Pakistan border clash

SRINAGAR, India: A mortar and gunfire battle between Indian and Pakistani forces along part of their Kashmir frontier killed four more civilians Wednesday, police said, taking the death toll in the six-day confrontation to 15. Since last Friday nearly 40,000 residents have fled the 200km conflict zone, between the Jammu region in India-administered Kashmir 10

May 22, 2018 2:49 PM Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by British-based mining giant Vedanta Resources 13

May 19, 2018 11:57 PM Syria and IS reach truce after south Damascus battles

BEIRUT: Pro-government forces and the Islamic State group observed a brief ceasefire in southern Damascus Saturday, a monitor said, after weeks of deadly fighting in the jihadists' last stronghold in the Syrian capital. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad last month launched a wide-scale offensive against IS in Damascus' Hajar al-Aswad district and the Yarmuk 12

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 15

May 13, 2018 4:15 AM Indonesia church attacks kill six, dozens wounded

SURABAYA: A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least six and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. Three separate locations in the city of Surabaya were hit by the bombings around 7:30am, which 8

April 23, 2018 10:33 AM Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

MYTILENE, Greece: A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday. The violence erupted late Sunday after members of the radical "Patriotic Movement" gathered on the central square of the island's main city Mytilene, where some 200 Afghan 21