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Tunisia says Jewish pilgrims safe, after Israel warning

Tunisia says Jewish pilgrims safe, after Israel warning

Tunisia said Sunday security measures have already been taken to protect Jewish pilgrims at a religious festival next week on the island of Djerba, after Israel warned of "concrete threats". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that Israel had learned of "concrete...

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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

(Reuters) - A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement. The Commandant Birot helped several dozen people in distress and intercepted two suspected people smugglers,...

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Ethiopians struggle to come to terms with beheadings of compatriots in Libya

Ethiopians struggle to come to terms with beheadings of compatriots in Libya

(Reuters) - Hundreds of grieving relatives gathered outside the homes of two Ethiopians who were among dozens shown being shot and beheaded in a video purportedly made by Islamic State militants in Libya, struggling to make sense of their loved ones' fate. Only two of the 30 Ethiopian...

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Italian prosecutors blame captain for collision in migrant shipwreck

Italian prosecutors blame captain for collision in migrant shipwreck

(Reuters) - Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision which capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants including many women and children locked below deck. The few survivors of Sunday's tragedy told...

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Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital

Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital

(Reuters) - A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country. "We heard a loud explosion," said a Tripoli resident living next to the embassy....

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US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

Tripoli (AFP) - The United States and European powers pressed Libya's rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants. Morocco is hosting a UN-backed dialogue between representatives...

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Iran's Rafsanjani: Yemen mission threatens Muslim world

Iran's Rafsanjani: Yemen mission threatens Muslim world

Consequences of a Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes in Yemen pose a danger for the Islamic world, Iran's Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Saturday. "The airstrikes and igniting sectarian disputes are perilous, which will shed more blood in Yemen,"...

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Thirty-one people killed in bus crash in Morocco

Thirty-one people killed in bus crash in Morocco

(Reuters) - At least 31 people were killed and nine seriously injured near the southern Moroccan city of Tan-Tan when a bus collided with a truck on Friday, the state news agency MAP reported. Most of the victims were killed by the fire that broke out on the bus straight after the...

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Four Tunisian soldiers killed in militant attack on checkpoint

Four Tunisian soldiers killed in militant attack on checkpoint

(Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a Tunisian military checkpoint on Tuesday, killing four soldiers and wounding three others in a raid in a central region bordering Algeria. Tunisian forces have tightened security since gunmen stormed the national Bardo museum in the capital Tunis...

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Suicide bomber kills four near Libya's Misrata, air strikes hit Tripoli outskirts

Suicide bomber kills four near Libya's Misrata, air strikes hit Tripoli outskirts

(Reuters) - At least four people were killed and more than 20 wounded by a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint east of the Libyan city of Misrata, a local official news agency reported on Sunday. Libya  is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments and armed forces...

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Tens of thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack

Tens of thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack

(Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government said its forces had killed nine members of a group suspected of carrying out this month's deadly Bardo Museum attack. The March 18...

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Tunisian forces kill nine militants in south before solidarity march

Tunisian forces kill nine militants in south before solidarity march

(Reuters) - Tunisian forces killed nine militants during a raid in a southern region as part of crackdown following the attack on the Tunis Bardo museum that targeted foreign tourists, an interior ministry official said on Sunday. The operations late on Saturday in Gafsa region...

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U.N.: Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

U.N.: Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

(AFP)- The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, rights group Amnesty...

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Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening and march after attacks

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening and march after attacks

(Reuters) - Tunisia's Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening on Tuesday a week after gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at wrecking the country's vital tourism industry. Several thousand Tunisians and foreign visitors to...

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Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run

Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run

(Reuters) - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Sunday that a third gunman involved in an attack that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, at a Tunis museum last week was on the run. The shootings at the museum inside Tunisia's parliament compound was one of the...

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Tunisia president admits security 'failures' in museum attack

Tunisia president admits security 'failures' in museum attack

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi says security "failures" had helped facilitate the attack on the country's national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that left 20 foreign tourists dead. Twenty-one people, all but one of them foreign tourists, were killed when two...

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Tunisia arrests more than 20 in crackdown since museum attack

Tunisia arrests more than 20 in crackdown since museum attack

(Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants in a nationwide security crackdown since gunmen killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, in Wednesday's attack in the capital, the government said. Hundreds of people gathered for a mass in the...

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Libya's official government bombs capital, commander loyal to Tripoli killed

Libya's official government bombs capital, commander loyal to Tripoli killed

(Reuters) - Libya's official government conducted air strikes on Saturday against airports and a military camp in the capital Tripoli, controlled by a rival government, and killed a senior commander loyal to that government, officials said. The internationally recognized...

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