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Worst rebel attack yet on Lugansk airport in east Ukraine

AFP- Pro-Russian rebels fighting Ukraine’s Western-backed government have launched their most serious attacks yet on Lugansk International Airport in the east of the country, a military source said Sunday. The assaults, which took place Saturday evening and Sunday morning in the immediate wake of the inauguration of Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko, did not result …

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Libyan fund sues France’s SocGen for $1.5bn

AFP – Libya’s sovereign wealth fund is suing French bank Societe Generale in a British court for $1.5bn (€1.1bn) for allegedly channelling bribes to allies of the son of slain dictator Moamer Qadhafi, officials said on Monday. The Libyan Investment Authority is seeking compensation from the bank and from WalidGiahmi, an alleged associate of Saif …

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Two Spanish journalists freed in Syria: press

AFP – Two Spanish journalists taken hostage by an Al-Qaeda-linked group last year have been freed, the Spanish daily El Mundo reported Sunday. “At 21:27 (Spanish time 2027 GMT Saturday) veteran El Mundo Middle East correspondent Javier Espinosa called the paper’s newsroom and said they had been released and handed over to the Turkish military,” the …

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Turkey downs Syria warplane on border: NGO

AFP – Turkish anti-aircraft fire shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as it bombed rebels fighting to seize control of a border post in northwestern Syria, an NGO said. “Turkish air defences targeted a Syrian fighter bomber as it struck areas of the northern province of Latakia. The plane caught fire and crashed in Syrian …

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Car bomb in Libya’s Benghazi kills at least 5: hospital

AFP– A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya’s restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said. The medical centre in Benghazi reported that “five bodies plus an indeterminate number of body parts” had arrived at the hospital, along with “more than 10 …

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Deserted Naama Bay

A picture taken on 18 February 2014 shows the nearly deserted Naama Bay shopping district in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on 18 February 2014. The decline in tourism since the fall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has hobbled Egypt’s economy. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

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Hopes pinned on private sector as Libya economy slumps

AFP – Small businesses are prospering in Libya’s major cities even as the economy at large is being throttled because of security problems and industrial action which has shrunk lifeline oil revenues. Its financial woes combined with lawlessness has so far discouraged the return of multinationals, three years after the outbreak of an armed revolt …

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Google mystery barge may be homeless

The state commission sent a letter to TIDA stating that it had received complaints about work on a ‘Google Barge’ and, after investigating, determined that no permits were issued to use the pier for that or any other project.

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Blast at school in Libya’s Benghazi wounds 6 children

AFP – A blast rocked a primary school in Libya’s restive second city Benghazi during playtime on Wednesday, wounding six children, security and medical officials said. The blast was caused by an explosive device thrown over the exterior wall of the school as the children were playing, said Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital. …

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Gunmen kidnap British national in Yemeni capital

AFP – Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-sector employee in the Yemeni capital on Monday, witnesses and an industry official told AFP, the second abduction of a foreigner in Yemen since Friday. “Gunmen in a car kidnapped the British man at around 9.00am near a grocery store in Hada,” a tightly-patrolled district in central Sanaa, the …

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Car bomb wounds 3 civilians in Egypt’s Sinai: security

AFP – A car bomb targeting a bus carrying Egyptian soldiers wounded three civilians in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security officials said. An explosives-laden car was detonated by remote control near government buildings in the town of Rafah, on the border with the Palestinian Gaza strip, they said. The blast went off around …

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