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Jordan foils militant pipeline smuggling plot, says army

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 21:53ID: 1518891570481291000AMMAN: Jordan’s army said on Saturday it has foiled a plot to smuggle arms, drugs and “terrorists” through a disused oil pipeline along its border with Syria.“The Jordanian armed forces were able… to thwart a plan to smuggle weapons, drugs and terrorists” through the pipeline, an official in the general command said in […]

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Video shows tough Upper Egyptian woman arresting own harasser

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Author: ARAB NEWSSun, 2018-02-18 00:01ID: 1518890666031214600QENA: A recently released video shows a 20-year-old woman who was harassed in Upper Egypt holding a tight grip of her harasser, shortly before handing him over to police. The incident has reportedly led to a strict three-year sentence for the 25-year-old man who appeared in the video as punishment for the […]

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Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

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Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-02-17 22:42ID: 1518886215130781600LUXOR: A student at a school in Egypt’s governorate of Luxor was “slapped 12 times” by his teacher for allegedly eating his sandwich during class, a local news report said. The student’s father is accusing a teacher at an elementary school of beating his son and slapping him 12 times on the […]

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Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

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Author: APJERUSALEM: The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated for medical treatment. The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of […]

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Drone strike kills 2 Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 17:10ID: 1518877073519643100ADEN: A US drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a security official said Saturday. The unmanned aircraft struck the motorcycle carrying the men in Bayda province at around midnight Friday, the official told AFP. “The strike targeted two Al-Qaeda militants, local commander […]

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Tunisia coast guard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 15:47ID: 1518872448229035600TUNIS: Tunisia’s coast guard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday. A patrol spotted the vessel on Friday night off Jebeniana, 210 kilometers (130 miles) south of Tunis. The nine-meter (30-foot) craft “was sinking after taking on water,” […]

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Iranian President says will adhere to nuclear deal commitments

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-17 15:10ID: 1518869595158665400NEW DELHI: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program. “We will adhere to our commitments made,” Rouhani said at an event in New Delhi. “After signing a contract, haggling with it […]

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Hezbollah says it is Lebanon’s ‘only’ tool in Israel gas dispute

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Author: AFPFri, 2018-02-16 21:38ID: 1518861616317722900BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel’s offshore energy projects Friday as he insisted his armed movement is Lebanon’s “only” source of leverage in an escalating oil and gas dispute. “The only force you have, oh Lebanese, is the resistance,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech, referring to his powerful faction. “If Israel […]

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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

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Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518860611717657900BEIRUT: Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. The news outlets quoted local doctors in Afrin as saying the hospital treated six cases of […]

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Fears of Syrian war expanding might trigger peace deal

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 11:46ID: 1518857420877493500UNITED NATIONS, United States: Syria’s civil war is in danger of flaring into a regional or even global conflict, but some diplomats hope the high stakes could, paradoxically, pave the way for a peace accord. Last week, five Russians were likely killed in a US-led coalition bombing on pro-regime Syrian fighters, the Russian […]

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