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Dubai fire hotel evacuated, blaze 90 percent under control: authorities

DUBAI (Reuters / AFP) – A 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai that was engulfed by fire on Thursday has been evacuated and the blaze is 90 percent under control, authorities in the Gulf emirate said. A huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel Thursday …

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Kerry to hold talks with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

JERUSALEM (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Jerusalem Tuesday for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a bid to ease weeks of bloodshed, but hopes for a breakthrough are faint a day after four people were killed. Kerry will hold …

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13 rebels killed in south ambush by Yemen loyalists

ADEN -UNS : Pro-government forces on Wednesday killed 13 rebel fighters in an ambush in Yemen´s south after the insurgents took back several positions in the area, a military source said. The Huthi rebels were travelling in two military vehicles south of Damt, the Daleh …

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Palestinian baby dies from tear gas as clashes grip West Bank

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A Palestinian baby boy died Friday after choking on tear gas fired by Israeli forces, Palestinian officials said, as new knife attacks and clashes shook Jerusalem and the West Bank. Eight-month-old Ramadan Thawabteh became the latest victim of a wave of violence …

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‘Increased strikes’ kill 35 in Syria hospitals: MSF

BEIRUT (AFP) – A “significant increase” of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday. The group said the escalating attacks began in late September, though it did not …

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Military solution ‘impossible’ in parts of Middle East

WASHINGTON: A military solution is “impossible” in parts of the Middle East, US CIA chief John Brennan said Tuesday, arguing that it was hard to picture effective central governments in some countries as they exist today. Brennan, who spoke at an intelligence conference in Washington, …

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Russia hold Syria talks with US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

VIENNA – Top diplomats from Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey held talks in a frosty atmosphere Friday on how to end the Syrian conflict, with the sides sharply at odds on the future of Bashar al-Assad. The Vienna meeting took place three weeks …

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No age restriction for worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli police said they have lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, for the first time in weeks. The restrictions on male worshippers have been imposed on Fridays since mid-September when repeated clashes …

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Three Palestinians killed trying to stab Israelis

JERUSALEM: Three Palestinians were shot dead trying to stab Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, as violence that has fuelled international concerns of a full-scale uprising showed no let-up. The deadly unrest that has raged for more than two weeks prompted …

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Gunman opens fire on Saudi mosque

RIYADH: A gunman opened fire on a Shiite house of worship in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday before being killed himself, state TV said, while residents reported three or four injured. “A man who opened fire at a hussainiya in Saihat was killed,” Al-Ekhbariya news …

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