• Car bombs kill 17 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – A series of car bombs in Iraq killed at least 17 people Friday, the latest in a spike in unrest ahead of Iraq’s first polls since 2010.

    The blasts, which also wounded 105 people, struck within an hour of each other in t…

  • Syria rebels seize town on key highway to south

    BEIRUT – Syrian rebels have seized a key town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in their latest advance in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a watchdog said on Friday.

    “Rebels seized control of Dael after d…

  • Libya seeks UAE expertise to build security forces

    Hadi Fornaji

    TRIPOLI – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan has used a busy two-day visit to the UAE to seek further support to build and develop Libya’s security forces.

    Travelling with foreign minister Mohamed Abdelaziz, Zidan firs…

  • Turkey gold exports to Iran resume despite US sanctions

    ISTANBUL – Turkey exported almost $120 million worth of gold to Iran in February, data showed, suggesting the two countries’ trade of gold for natural gas has resumed despite tighter US sanctions, though at levels below last year&am…

  • Libyan protesters end blockade at Waha Oil field

    TRIPOLI – Libyan protesters have ended a nearly three-week blockade of an oil and gas field belonging to Waha Oil after the oil minister resolved their demands for jobs, a company official said Friday.

    About 100 men from the nearby town of J…

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