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UK anti-EU party head admires Putin for "brilliant" Syria policy

Vladimir Putin is the world leader who is most admired by the head of Britain's anti-European Union party because of the Russian president's "brilliant" handling of the Syria crisis, Nigel Farage said in an interview published on Monday. When asked which leader he had most esteem...

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Iran plans to replace U.N. ambassador in New York

Iran plans to replace U.N. ambassador in New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has selected a new ambassador to represent Tehran at the United Nations, Hamid Abutalebi, a veteran diplomat who has held key European postings in the past, Iranian sources said. Abutalebi, who has served as Iran's ambassador to  Italy ,...

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Qatar's emir to visit cash-strapped Sudan

Qatar's emir to visit cash-strapped Sudan

The emir of Qatar, a key backer of Sudan's Islamist regime, is to visit cash-strapped Khartoum for talks on bolstering ties, days after the  UN and African Union raised an alarm  over the upsurge in violence in Darfur. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's one-day trip on...

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Suicide bombing in Lebanon kills soldier

Suicide bombing in Lebanon kills soldier

A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing at least one soldier, a security official said. "A suicide bomber detonated his car in front of a Lebanese army checkpoint at Aqabet al-Jurd in the Arsal...

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Syria leak prompts espionage probe in Turkey

Syria leak prompts espionage probe in Turkey

Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a recorded discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday. The  recording of the...

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Obama, Saudi king discuss Syrian rebels, Iran, Gulf security

Obama, Saudi king discuss Syrian rebels, Iran, Gulf security

President  Barack Obama , making his first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009, met King Abdullah on Friday for two hours of talks that aides said would focus on Middle East peace, Iran and ways to strengthen moderate Syrian rebels. The elderly king, accompanied by a number of...

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Lebanese army officer killed in Tripoli

Lebanese army officer killed in Tripoli

A Lebanese army officer was shot dead in the country’s second city of Tripoli during fighting between rival sects on Thursday, a security source and state media said. Lebanon’s National News Agency said masked men on a motorcycle had opened fire on the officer, Fadi...

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Israeli troops kill three Palestinian militants in West Bank raid

Israeli troops kill three Palestinian militants in West Bank raid

Israeli forces shot three Palestinian militants dead on Saturday in a raid on a home in the occupied West Bank to capture a wanted Hamas Islamist militant, Israeli military and Palestinian officials said. The Palestinian Authority denounced the violence that it said threatened...

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Lawmakers bash Obama administration's 'delusional' Syria policy

Lawmakers bash Obama administration's 'delusional' Syria policy

U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civil war on Wednesday, demanding a stronger American response to the conflict and better communication from the White House about its plans. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign...

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Saudi intelligence chief back to the forefront

Saudi intelligence chief back to the forefront

Prince Bandar bin Sultan is on his way back to Riyadh where he will resume his tasks as head of Saudi Intelligence, an informed source tells Al Arabiya News.  “This is without doubt bad news for Tehran, Damascus and Hezbollah, particularly that anti-Saudi media has been...

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Militants kill 20 security men in Yemen checkpoint raid

Militants kill 20 security men in Yemen checkpoint raid

 Suspected militants killed 20 members of Yemen's security forces in a dawn raid on a checkpoint on Monday, state news agency Saba said, in an attack officials said bore the hallmarks of the local branch of al Qaeda. Yemen is dogged by internal conflicts and chronic poverty...

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Hamas rally in Gaza takes aim at Egypt, Israel and Abbas

Hamas rally in Gaza takes aim at Egypt, Israel and Abbas

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Sunday to show support for their Islamist Hamas government, which has long been at loggerheads with  Israel  but is now shunned by  Egypt  as well. The military-backed government that toppled the Muslim...

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Syria-related clashes kill 1 overnight in Beirut

Syria-related clashes kill 1 overnight in Beirut

Hours-long clashes overnight in a Beirut neighborhood between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad killed one person, prompting Lebanese troops to deploy in the area on Sunday to calm tensions. The gunmen — from rival Sunni groups — exchanged gunfire and...

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Three killed as Shi'ite Houthi fighters clash with Yemeni army

Three killed as Shi'ite Houthi fighters clash with Yemeni army

Two Shi'ite Muslim Houthi tribal fighters and a soldier were killed in Yemen on Saturday in renewed clashes in the northern province of Amran, local officials told Reuters. Elsewhere disgruntled tribesmen bombed Yemen's main crude export pipeline, forcing oil flows to be stopped....

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Israel kills four Palestinian militants in West Bank raid

Israel kills four Palestinian militants in West Bank raid

Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians on Saturday during a raid on a home in the occupied West Bank to capture a wanted Hamas Islamist militant, the Israeli military said. Hamas supporters carried three bodies through the streets of the West Bank city of Jenin, shouting...

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Gun battles flare in Lebanon's Tripoli

Gun battles flare in Lebanon's Tripoli

Gun battles have erupted again in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, with gunmen firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. At least three people were killed in clashes overnight linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanese police sources said. Two gunmen...

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Lebanon's new government gets go-ahead from parliament

Lebanon's new government gets go-ahead from parliament

Lebanon's parliament gave a newly-formed cabinet a vote of confidence on Thursday, ending almost a year of political deadlock during which the country has been pulled further into the civil war in neighboring  Syria . The approval - by 96 of the 101 parliamentarians who...

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Israel advances plans for  2,269 West Bank homes

Israel advances plans for 2,269 West Bank homes

Israel has progressed with plans for more than 2,000 new homes in six West Bank settlements, an official said Thursday, in a move likely to further endanger peace talks.   Guy Inbar, a spokesperson for the Defense Ministry unit responsible for civilian affairs in the...

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