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Houthis clash with Saudi forces on Yemen border, dozens killed

Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in clashes with Saudi forces on Yemen's northern border, Riyadh said on Thursday, while air strikes and artillery fire rocked the southern city of Aden in fighting residents said was the worst in over a

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Former Saddam aide reported killed in Iraq

Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias. Douri was killed in a military op

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Bloody end to Turkish hostage drama, prosecutor killed

An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Tuesday, killing his two captors. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-F

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Ten workers killed in Abu Dhabi building fire

A tyre shop fire in Abu Dhabi late on Friday killed 10 foreign workers and injured eight others who were living in an upstairs apartment, the local Gulf News reported on Saturday. The blaze in the Musaffah district gutted

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Over 120 killed in Taliban school attack in Pakistan

At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.

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Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. So far two ca

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15 killed in clashes in central Yemen

Yemeni Shi'ite Houthi fighters and supporters of the Sunni Muslim party Islah clashed in central Yemen on Saturday, residents and local officials said, another sign of sectarian warfare in the violence-prone country that borders Saudi Arabia

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Two killed in fire at Iran defence plant

An Iranian defence industry body said two workers were killed in a fire at an explosives factory in an eastern district of Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described t

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Bahraini teenager killed in Iraq raids

A Bahraini teenager suspected of fighting alongside an extremist group has been killed in Iraq amidst US military air strikes. Fourteen-year-old Ibrahim Al Awadhi has been missing since July when he left for pilgrimage to Saudi Ar

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Bahrain policeman killed in blast

A Bahraini policeman died early morning on Saturday after being injured in a bomb blast while on duty at East Eker, said a report, citing the Interior Ministry. Mahmood Fareed, 24, was on duty, patrolling the area last night when

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