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SHAHAT, Libya: Libyan antiquities officials looked on with horror at Internet video footage that showed Islamist extremists wielding sledgehammers and power tools to grind ancient Iraqi treasures into dust.
They fear the Islamic State group ...
 
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LAUSANNE: The United States warned on Tuesday that a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a deal aimed at stopping Iran obtaining nuclear weapons may be missed, saying marathon talks in Switzerland may stretch into Wednesday.
In Israel, ...
 
 

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group on Tuesday executed at least 37 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Hama province of central Syria, a monitor said.
IS “executed at least 37 people, including women and ...
 
 

ISTANBUL: A massive power cut caused chaos and shut down public transport across Turkey on Tuesday, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.
The nationwide power cut, the worst in 15 ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela´s oldest grandson, who is also a member of South Africa´s parliament, was found guilty on Tuesday of assaulting a motorist two years ago in the latest scandal to tarnish the Mandela family.
A magistrates´ court in ...
 
 

MUMBAI: Two Indian police officers have been suspended after spending a night out on the town with prison inmates.
The pair reportedly spent seven hours drinking with the two prisoners in a beer bar in the western Indian city of Mumbai last ...
 
 

BANGKOK: Thailand´s junta chief said on Tuesday he would lift martial law but only after replacing it with a new order retaining sweeping powers for the military.
Critics said the move would “deepen dictatorship” in the kingdom.
Prime ...
 
 

OTTAWA: Canadian lawmakers voted on Monday to extend a campaign of air strikes against the Islamic State group and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, wielding a majority ...
 
 

ABUJA: Nigeria’s main opposition on Tuesday claimed victory in the country’s tense general election as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the vote count.
If confirmed, it would be the first ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday intensified efforts to pull out its around 4,000 nationals from Yemen, deploying aircraft and at least five ships, even as the Saudi Arabia-led air strikes against the Houthi rebels entered the sixth day.
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KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from the Islamic State Jihadist group, a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city, officials said on Tuesday.
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LIMA: Peru’s Congress sacked the prime minister, Ana Jara, on Monday night over alleged spying against lawmakers, reporters, business leaders and everyday citizens.
Supreme executive power in Peru is held by the president, in this case Ollanta ...