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Egypt, Qatar trade barbs in dispute over Libya strikes

Qatar has recalled its ambassador from Cairo after an Egyptian diplomat accused the Doha government of supporting terrorism in a dispute over Egyptian air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya. Egyptian warplanes bombed sites

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Lufthansa pilots say more strikes likely

German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said further and more widespread strikes were possible in a row with Lufthansa over early retirement benefits, as a two-day strike at the airline's Germanwings budget unit draws to a close.

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Jordan's air force resumes raids against Islamic State

Jordanian air force jets bombed the hideouts of Islamic State militants in Syria, state television said, resuming the intensified raids that it first launched last week in retaliation for the killing of a pilot. King Abdullah has

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UAE 'pulls out' of anti-Islamic State airstrike coalition

The United Arab Emirates has withdrawn from flying air strikes in the US-led international coalition campaign against Islamic State fighters, who are occupying parts of Iraq and Syria, US officials said. The officials, who spoke o

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Oil prices fall after last week's surge, strike action

Crude oil prices fell early on Monday after US unions called a refinery strike and traders cashed in on strong price gains last week when the market soared more than 8 per cent on a sharp drop in US drilling. Brent crude oil futur

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Lufthansa pilots call for strike on Dec 1 and 2

A number of Lufthansa flights are expected to be affected following the call for strike by German pilots' union VC for Monday and Tuesday after talks over early retirement benefits broke down. The dispute, over proposed change

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German pilots set to strike at Lufthansa

German pilots' union VC called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa for October 20 and 21, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 planes as well as Boeing 737s. The union said on Sunday the walkout would last from Monday 1100 GMT un

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As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

The effectiveness of the US-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border. The United States and its allies, including Gulf states, have con

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London underground staff plan strike next week

Workers on London's underground train system will strike for 48 hours next week over plans to close ticket offices and cut jobs, union officials said. The walkout on the busy Tube network, from 9pm (2000 GMT) on Tuesday next w

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Australia’s special forces to join Iraq air strikes

Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday, and its aircraft will also join US-led coalition strikes. Abbott said in

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