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  • Israel strikes Lebanon in retaliation after rocket fire

    2013-08-23 19:47

    Four rockets were launched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Thursday afternoon, the first time since 2011, breaking the short-lived calm in the volatile region.

  • 37 killed, 64 wounded in attacks across Iraq

    2013-08-23 13:53

    Separate attacks across Iraq killed at least 37 people and injured 64 others on Thursday, the country's police said.

  • UN presses Syria on gas attack inspection

    2013-08-23 06:50

    The United Nations demanded Syria give its chemical weapons experts immediate access on Thursday to rebel-held Damascus suburbs where poison gas appears to have killed hundreds just a few miles from the UN team's hotel.

  • Mubarak leaves prison for house arrest

    2013-08-23 06:34

    Hosni Mubarak was flown from jail on Thursday in a symbolic victory for an army-dominated old order that has overthrown and imprisoned his freely elected Islamist successor.

  • France sees 'force' as an option in Syria

    2013-08-22 20:05

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday that "force" are needed if it is confirmed that the Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in the eastern suburb of Damascus.

  • Egyptian court orders Mubarak's release

    2013-08-22 06:26

    Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • Gas attack, shelling kills 494 - Syria opposition

    2013-08-21 20:22

    A Damascus opposition monitoring group said on Wednesday 494 people had been killed in a gas attack and shelling by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday, citing data from medical centres in the Syrian capital.

  • Israelis, Palestinians meet twice in secret

    2013-08-21 10:39

    Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni met with her Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erekat in Jerusalem Tuesday for the second time in the day, after having convened in the morning.

  • Israel, Palestinians hold 3rd round of talks

    2013-08-21 06:52

    Israelis and Palestinians held a third round of negotiations on Tuesday, and Israel's chief representative predicted the US-brokered peace process would lead to dramatic Israeli decisions.

  • Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood top leader

    2013-08-20 11:04

    General Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was arrested by police in Cairo, official news agency MENA reported early Tuesday.

  • Egypt's Mubarak may be freed

    2013-08-20 06:24

    Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak could soon be freed from jail, giving a new jolt to a nation in turmoil, after a court ruled on Monday that he could no longer be held in custody on a corruption charge.

  • Egypt's Mubarak released in corruption case

    2013-08-19 21:11

    An Egyptian court ordered on Monday to release former president Hosni Mubarak over charges of looting funds allocated for maintaining the presidential palaces, state- run Ahram website said.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.