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Suicide car blast outside Nigeria church kills 3

LAGOS: A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives yesterday morning outside of the major church in the heart of a restive central Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence, an More...

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Sudan rebel front claims first attack in South Kordofan

KHARTOUM: Rebels in a “revolutionary front” aimed at toppling the Khartoum regime on Sunday claimed their first joint attack against government forces, but the army blamed troops from breakaway South Sudan. Rebels More...

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Clinton calls for coup in Syria

BEIRUT: With deep divisions preventing forceful international action, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed security forces long loyal to Bashar Al Assad and his family to oust the Syrian president More...

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A strike on Iran would pose tough test for Israelis

WASHINGTON: An Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would amount to a roll of the dice against elusive targets, drawing in the United States if the gamble fell short, analysts and former US military More...

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Quake hits Russian Siberia, near Mongolian border: USGS

SINGAPORE: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit 58 miles east of the Russian city of Kyzyl in the Tuva region of Siberia near the Mongolian border at an estimated depth of 33.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said More...

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5 al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

ZINJIBAR: A Yemeni security official says government shelling has killed five al-Qaeda-linked militants in a southern town, while one soldier has died in a landmine explosion in the same area. The official says More...

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Mandela “comfortable” after keyhole surgery

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela remained in hospital yesterday after keyhole surgery that officials said had left him in no danger but increased South Africans’ concerns for their aging former president. President More...

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Forbes names Shaikha Lubna most powerful Arab woman

AJMAN: Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade, has been voted the most powerful Arab woman by Forbes magazine. She was ranked among the 100 most powerful women in the world in this year’s list More...

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Obama welcomes new Yemen leader, pushes for reform, election

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told Yemen’s new president on Saturday the United States would be a steadfast partner and urged him to follow through on promises for a broad national dialogue, political reforms More...

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Sandstorms across UAE, motorists put to hardship

DUBAI: Strong winds kicked up dust storms across the UAE late on Saturday and early Sunday. With hazy conditions and the winds, residents found commuting difficult and traffic crawled in several areas in the morning. More...

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