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Libyan premier quits after ‘traitorous attack’

Thani says he will not accept Libyans killing each other over his post, he will step down in two months.

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Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Officials' efforts saw the last polio case reported in 2000, until a 6-month-old boy contracted the virus in March.

Iraq attacks kill 19 as soldiers ambush militants

Attacks in Iraq left 19 people dead on Tuesday while security forces said they killed 25 militants near Baghdad.

Iraq attacks kill 10 with elections due in weeks

Attacks killed 10 people in Iraq while six militants also died just weeks before parliamentary elections.

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad: ministry

Security forces killed more than 40 militants in clashes in a town southwest of Baghdad.

Bombs at Cairo university hit riot police, two dead

The bombs exploded Wednesday killing at least two people, a civilian and a senior police officer.

Gunmen kill seven soldiers in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say gunmen killed seven soldiers during an attack at a security checkpoint near a northern city.

Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had quit the military to run for president.

Syria forces in heavy counterattack on rebels in Latakia

Syrian govt forces intensify their shelling of positions seized by rebels in Latakia province near Syria-Turkey border.

Al Qaeda militants moving from Pakistan to set up in Syria: NYT

NYT report claims Al Qaeda is seeking to establish a base in Syria to carry out strikes against US and Europe.

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

The convictions were carried out for the killing of a police officer, attempted killings and other acts of violence.

Israel bombs Syrian posts over Golan attack on its troops

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said in a statement that the Syrian army had aided and abetted Tuesday's attack.

US Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship: Pentagon

Approved by Obama, the operation was conducted just after 0200 GMT Monday “in international waters southeast of Cyprus”.

Saudi bans books at fair in wide-ranging crackdown

In a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the kingdom the Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books.

Toll in Syria-linked clashes in Lebanon rises to 11

At least 11 people have been killed in three days of clashes in Tripoli linked to the conflict in Syria.

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