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Iraq PM fires local security officials over attack

FALLUJAH, Iraq - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki fired two senior security officials in the western Anbar province after militants disguised as police killed at least 27 members of the security forces on Monday, officials said.

MENA10 years ago

Strait from Hormuz

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Strait from Hormuz

Khaleej Times gets a close look at 5th Fleet operations ?in the area from Carrier Strike Group 9 warships

MENA10 years ago

11 killed in Damascus blast

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11 killed in Damascus blast

DAMASCUS - An explosion ripped through a busy intersection in the Syrian capital on Friday, hitting a police bus and killing at least 11 people and possibly many more in an attack that left pools of blood in the streets and marked the second deadly attack in the capital in as many weeks, Syrian authorities said.

WORLD10 years ago

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UN warns famine could spread to southern Somalia

DUBAI — The famine in five regions of southern Somalia could spread to the entire area if relief supplies do not reach the starving population on time. The next four to six weeks could be crucial, according to a senior UN official, who said the humanitarian effort should be stepped up before it is too late.

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Hamas rejection bodes poorly for unity talks

JERUSALEM — Ceremoniously announced last month, reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian leaderships — the secular Fatah and the Islamist Hamas — hit a serious snag Sunday, another sign that the effort is not going well.

MENA11 years ago

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President Saleh, Yemen’s great survivor

SANAA — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was wounded on Friday when shells hit a mosque in the presidential compound killing four guards, has ruled through more than three decades of Middle East turmoil.

MENA11 years ago