Displaced by conflict, Libyan students fear for their future

Displaced by conflict, Libyan students fear for their future

Author:  Nawas Al-Darraji | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1558672108801490700 Fri, 2019-05-24 03:34 TRIPOLI: The fight for control of Libya’s capital is depriving tens of thousands of pupils of their education, with high school students displaced by the violence fretting about their future. “We’ve fallen behind… and I don’t even know where we will sit […]

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Two killed in Iraq after vehicle explodes in car wash

Two killed in Iraq after vehicle explodes in car wash

BEIRUT: Bombings by Syrian government forces damaged two schools and a health facility in the rebels’ last stronghold in the northwest, activists said Thursday, after insurgents successfully hit a power station in a government-held town.Fighting has raged in the last 48 hours in the region, where insurgents launched a counteroffensive earlier this month, trying to […]

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Iran, US tension is a ‘clash of wills’: Guards commander

Iran, US tension is a ‘clash of wills’: Guards commander

GENEVA: The standoff between Iran and the United States is a “clash of wills,” a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy “adventurism” would meet a crushing response, Fars news agency reported.Tensions have spiked between the two countries after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East in […]

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Pentagon plans to send 5,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran threat: US officials

Pentagon plans to send 5,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran threat: US officials

Pentagon plans to send 5,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran threat: US officials WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense is considering a US military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two US officials told Reuters on Wednesday.Tehran and Washington have this month been […]

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Daesh revival in Iraq must be prevented, says UN envoy

Daesh revival in Iraq must be prevented, says UN envoy

NEW YORK: The UN envoy for Iraq called on Tuesday for “wide-based international support” to prevent Daesh militants from regaining a foothold in the country. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also told the Security Council that if the issue of thousands of returning Daesh militants and their families from Syria to Iraq is not managed properly “we risk creating […]

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Hate preacher Al-Qaradawi gets ‘best seat in house’ at Qatar emir’s banquet

Hate preacher Al-Qaradawi gets ‘best seat in house’ at Qatar emir’s banquet

Hate preacher Al-Qaradawi gets ‘best seat in house’ at Qatar emir’s banquet LONDON: A notorious hate preacher has been pictured at the top table at a Ramadan banquet thrown by Qatar’s emir, pictures on state TV show. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi — who is known for his extreme views, including justifying suicide bombings and attacks on Jews […]

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Sabotage of oil tankers stirs concerns over Gulf shipping

Sabotage of oil tankers stirs concerns over Gulf shipping

DUBAI: Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, sabotage attacks on four commercial vessels off the coast of the UAE’s Fujairah port have raised serious questions about maritime security in the Gulf. The incidents, which included attacks on two Saudi oil tankers, were revealed by the UAE government on May 12, drawing strong condemnation […]

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US suspects Syria in new chemical attack, threatens reprisal

US suspects Syria in new chemical attack, threatens reprisal

WASHINGTON: The United States said Tuesday it suspected that Syrian government forces have carried out a fresh chemical attack and it threatened reprisals.The State Department said it was assessing indications that the regime used chemical weapons on Sunday during its offensive in Idlib, the most significant remaining holdout in Syria of jihadist rebels.“We are still gathering […]

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Bahrain says conference co-hosted with US aimed at helping Palestinians

Bahrain says conference co-hosted with US aimed at helping Palestinians

DUBAI: Bahrain said Tuesday a peace conference it is co-hosting next month with the US is aimed at helping the Palestinians, who have criticized the kingdom for failing to consult them about the event.The conference “serves no other purpose” than to help the Palestinian people “through developing their abilities and enhancing their resources,” said Foreign […]

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Beirut praises ‘progress’ on maritime border dispute

Beirut praises ‘progress’ on maritime border dispute

BEIRUT: Lebanon has hinted that progress is being made in efforts to resolve its maritime border dispute with Israel following the return of a US mediator from talks with Israeli officials. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield returned to Lebanon following talks in Israel where he outlined Lebanese demands […]

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