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Security forces arrest Palestinians in West Bank

Security forces arrest Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli security forces have arrested a number of Palestinians in the West Bank as part of a manhunt after an explosion that killed an Israeli teenager, the army said yesterday.

Yemen govt takes control of city after separatist clashes

Yemen govt takes control of city after separatist clashes

Yemeni government troops took control Saturday of the city of Ataq, two days after deadly clashes between loyalists and southern separatists in the capital of Shabwa province, a pro-government source said.

Tunisia's Karoui still presidential candidate despite arrest - electoral commission

Tunisia's Karoui still presidential candidate despite arrest - electoral commission

Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui remains in the race for next month's presidential election despite his arrest on Friday, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Car blast, air strikes hit Syria's Idlib city

Car blast, air strikes hit Syria's Idlib city

A car bomb exploded in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday, a war monitor and opposition news channel said, as air strikes hit its outskirts in a government offensive on the last major opposition bastion.

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights were temporarily suspended Saturday at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport after it was hit by a rocket as two civilian flights were landing, airport authorities said.

Shots fired at bus near Jordan's ancient Petra, no injuries

Shots fired at bus near Jordan's ancient Petra, no injuries

An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus near Jordan's ancient city of Petra on Saturday but no passengers were onboard and no one was hurt, state news agency Petra said.

Bomb attack kills teen, injures two in West Bank

Bomb attack kills teen, injures two in West Bank

A rare homemade bomb attack in the occupied West Bank killed an Israeli teen and seriously wounded her father and brother yesterday as they visited a spring near a settlement, officials said.

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

New PM faces daunting task of rescuing Sudan economy

New PM faces daunting task of rescuing Sudan economy

Sudan’s new Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, is a seasoned economist who faces the daunting task of rescuing his country’s moribund economy.

Syria opens corridor for civilians to leave Idlib

Syria opens corridor for civilians to leave Idlib

Syria said yesterday it is opening a corridor for civilians to leave the opposition-held northwestern region of Idlib, where government bombardment has killed hundreds since late April.

US drone shot down over Yemen

US drone shot down over Yemen

A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials told Reuters yesterday, the second such incident in recent months.

Hamdok assumes office as Sudan’s new prime minister

Hamdok assumes office as Sudan’s new prime minister

Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in yesterday as leader of a transitional government, and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority.

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