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King Hamad of Bahra-in has set a November 22 date for Bahrain’s first parliamentary elections since an uprising rocked the country in 2011. The main...

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thani on Monday won the approval of parliament for his proposed cabinet of 13 ministers, after a previous line-up...

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was to meet Arab diplomats in New York ahead of a fresh bid at the United Nations to create a...

TRIPOLI Libya’s interim parliament named Islamist-backed businessman Ahmed Miitig as prime minister on Monday, after a chaotic session of the assembly in the strife-ridden...

JUBA/LUANDA US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened sanctions against South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar on Monday if he spurned peace negotiations, as...

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM Israeli police have arrested seven Jewish minors on suspicion of involvement in racist acts and vandalism, police said on Monday.  Four of...

SANAA Two gunmen on a motorbike shot dead a commander of Yemen’s security forces in Sanaa on Monday, a military official said, adding the...

TUNIS Soldiers have killed a gunman in Tunisia’s restive Mount Chaambi border region, where the security forces have been hunting militants for more than...

BAGHDAD Attacks and shelling in Baghdad and northern and western Iraq killed nine people on Monday, officials said, as electoral authorities counted ballot papers...

EL FASHER Beware of the men with the hard faces. Look at them the wrong way and you might end up dead, residents of...