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The Turkish military has carried out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants near Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and northeastern Syria to prevent the group from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey.
BEIRUT - Reuters
Syrian army deserters killed at least 27 soldiers and security force personnel in a series of clashes in the southern province of Deraa at dawn today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
WASHINGTON / TEHRAN
Upon Obama’s request of Iran to return the US drone, Iran rebuffs demands and responds sarcastically. ‘Obama begs for his toy plane,’ state media says
Israel yesterday reopened a controversial wooden access ramp to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, just over 48 hours after it was closed on safety grounds in a move that had sparked Muslim anger.
DOHA - Hürriyet Daily News
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Israel on Wednesday reopened a controversial wooden access ramp to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, just over 48 hours after it was closed on safety grounds in a move which had sparked Muslim anger.
DJIBOUTI / ANKARA
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he will visit Libya, becoming the first Pentagon chief to travel to the embattled country, which is emerging from an eight-month civil war.
CAIRO - Reuters
Islamists who swept to victory in the first stage of Egypt’s parliamentary elections were looking to extend their winning streak in a second round of voting started yesterday.
The militant group Hezbollah has revealed the identities of CIA officers allegedly working undercover in Lebanon...
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Egypt’s ruling military sought to affirm parliament’s role in drafting the country’s constitution, after Islamists set to win legislative elections accused the army of sidelining the chamber.
The standoff between Moscow and the West over Syria intensified yesterday when Russia slammed as “immoral” Western accusations it was blocking U.N. action condemning the regime’s deadly crackdown.