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Yemen prisoner swap terms ‘expected in coming days’

Yemen prisoner swap terms ‘expected in coming days’

Yemen’s warring parties are expected to agree the terms of a prisoner swap in about 10 days, a representative of the internationally recognised government said yesterday, as part of efforts to build confidence in slow-moving peace talks.

Troops arrest nine Palestinians

Troops arrest nine Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces arrested nine Palestinians from different areas of occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, yesterday.

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.

Turkey to end flight ban on Sulaymaniyah airport in Iraq

Turkey to end flight ban on Sulaymaniyah airport in Iraq

A ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah Airport in Iraq will be lifted on Friday, Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister said on Wednesday.

Troop firing kills Hamas fighter

Troop firing kills Hamas fighter

Israeli tank shelling killed a Hamas fighter along the Gaza border yesterday as Israel responded to gunfire that wounded one of its soldiers, officials said.

Car bomb strikes Syrian regime’s stronghold Latakia

Car bomb strikes Syrian regime’s stronghold Latakia

A car bomb shook the Syrian regime’s coastal stronghold of Latakia yesterday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported.

Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier injured

Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier injured

A Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier injured was killed by Israeli tank fire along the Gaza border Tuesday

Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

A car bomb exploded Tuesday in the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia, killing one person and wounding four others, state news agency SANA reported.

Attack on convoy in Syria ‘kills five’

Attack on convoy in Syria ‘kills five’

A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria yesterday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

Saudi-led air strikes leave three dead in Sanaa: rebels

Saudi-led air strikes leave three dead in Sanaa: rebels

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition have killed at least three people in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, the Houthi-affiliated Health Ministry said yesterday.

Sudan police confront protesters as president rejects accusations

Sudan police confront protesters as president rejects accusations

Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters planning to march on parliament yesterday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces.

Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas on Sunday at several hundred protesters and chased them down side streets, a Reuters witness said, as anti-government protests entered their second month.

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