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Gulf states issue travel warning for Lebanon – Top Saudi cleric endorses anti-Hezb stance

Gulf states issue travel warning for Lebanon – Top Saudi cleric endorses anti-Hezb stance

Posted by on 07/06/2013
Filed under Middle East, World

Gulf states issue travel warning for Lebanon – Top Saudi cleric endorses anti-Hezb stance

RIYADH: Gulf Arab states have advised citizens not to travel to Lebanon, a popular summer tourist destination that is becoming increasingly engulfed in neighbouring Syria’s civil war, official Saudi news agency SPA reported. “Most GCC states have urged their nationals to avoid travelling to Lebanon due to the instability of the security situation there,” Gulf […]

Sharif sworn in as Pakistan PM – New premier vows to fix economy, stop drones

Sharif sworn in as Pakistan PM – New premier vows to fix economy, stop drones

Posted by on 06/06/2013
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Sharif sworn in as Pakistan PM – New premier vows to fix economy, stop drones

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called yesterday for an end to US drone strikes in the country’s northwest, as he took office for an unprecedented third term. Some 13 years after he was deposed in a coup and sent into exile, the 63-yearold was formally chosen by a vote in the National Assembly […]

Mali army launches assault on Tuaregs

Mali army launches assault on Tuaregs

Posted by on 06/06/2013
Filed under Africa, World

Mali army launches assault on Tuaregs

BAMAKO: Malian soldiers launched an assault yesterday on armed Tuareg separatists accused of ethnic cleansing, killing 10, in a bid to dislodge them from a key northern stronghold ahead of national elections. Troops attacked rebel positions south of the regional capital of Kidal at the start of an operation to recapture it from the National […]

14 Iraq border policemen killed at fake checkpoint – Iraq marks Shiite ritual as unrest surges

Posted by on 06/06/2013
Filed under Middle East, World

14 Iraq border policemen killed at fake checkpoint – Iraq marks Shiite ritual as unrest surges

14 Iraq border policemen killed at fake checkpoint – Iraq marks Shiite ritual as unrest surges

FALLUJAH, Iraq: Militants set up a fake checkpoint in western Iraq and ambushed a convoy of 14 border policemen yesterday, killing all of them and setting fire to the bodies of two of them, officials said. The checkpoint was set up along the main highway connecting Iraq to Saudi Arabia, with the attack taking place […]

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