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Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak freed from detention

Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak freed from detention

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, was freed yesterday from the military hospital where he spent much of the past six years in detention.

Syria says peace talks must first focus on 'terrorism'

Syria says peace talks must first focus on 'terrorism'

Syria's regime said on Friday that the latest UN-backed peace talks must start with a focus on terrorism after attacks around Damascus, a call likely to be rejected by the opposition.

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks

Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.

Thousands of Israelis get filthy for 'Mud Day'

Thousands of Israelis get filthy for 'Mud Day'

Thousands of Israelis and foreigners got filthy and battled through miles of obstacles on Friday to take part in the country's first "Mud Day" race.

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed recently in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.

UAE surprised by US laptop ban but will cooperate

UAE surprised by US laptop ban but will cooperate

The United Arab Emirates has said it was surprised by the ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States because UAE security was already tight, but it pledged to cooperate with US authorities.

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

Cairo blast kills Egyptian man

Cairo blast kills Egyptian man

An explosion killed an Egyptian man on Friday in Cairo, the interior ministry said. The blast in the Maadi district, caused by a "strange metal device", killed a 35-year-old doorman as he cleaned a garden, the ministry said in a statement.

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the interior ministry said Friday.

Negotiating with authorities on electronics ban: Turkey

Negotiating with authorities on electronics ban: Turkey

Turkey is negotiating with international aviation authorities on easing the conditions of a ban barring passengers from carrying large carry-on electronics on US and Britain-bound flights, Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Friday.

Doctors protest

Doctors protest

Tunisian doctors shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Health in Tunis as they strike in support of their colleagues who were arrested and tried for “medical error”.

UN: 400,000 trapped in Mosul

UN: 400,000 trapped in Mosul

An estimated 400,000 Iraqis are trapped in the Islamic State-controlled Old City of west Mosul facing food shortages and growing panic under shelling that could provoke a mass exodus, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said yesterday.

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