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At least 41 killed in Egyptian church fire caused by electrical fault

At least 41 killed in Egyptian church fire caused by electrical fault

At least 41 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire sparked by an electrical fault during Mass at a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian city of Giza on Sunday, Egyptian authorities said on Sunday .

Sadr followers hold mass prayer outside parliament

Sadr followers hold mass prayer outside parliament

Thousands of followers of Moqtada al-Sadr held a mass prayer outside parliament in Baghdad yesterday in a show of support for the powerful Shia cleric who has called for Iraq’s judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.

Drought tightens its grip on Morocco

Drought tightens its grip on Morocco

Mohamed gave up farming because of successive droughts that have hit his previously fertile but isolated village in Morocco and because he just couldn’t bear it any longer.

Four Palestinians killed by  Israeli forces in West Bank

Four Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces killed four people yesterday in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said, including two teens and a man said to be a senior commander.

Gaza clears rubble after truce holds with Israel

Gaza clears rubble after truce holds with Israel

Shell-shocked Gazans yesterday sifted through the rubble of three days of deadly conflict between Israel and Islamic Jihad as a truce held and life slowly returned to normal.

30 inmates escape from Lebanon jail

30 inmates escape from Lebanon jail

More than 30 people fled a Lebanon detention centre at dawn yesterday, security forces said, after sawing their way through a window, according to a judicial official.

Islamic Jihad agrees Gaza truce with Israel to end conflict

Islamic Jihad agrees Gaza truce with Israel to end conflict

Islamic Jihad fighters yesterday agreed terms of an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel, intended to end three days of intense conflict that has left at least 43 Palestinians dead.

Qatar strongly condemns settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

Qatar strongly condemns settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

The State of Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the storming of dozens of settlers in the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

Air strikes, rocket attacks pound Gaza in second day of fighting

Air strikes, rocket attacks pound Gaza in second day of fighting

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza yesterday, a day after an Israeli operation set off a cross-border flare-up that ended more than a year of relative calm.

Reactions to Israel-Gaza showdown

Reactions to Israel-Gaza showdown

The latest deadly flare-up in Gaza has drawn reactions from the international community, along with a chorus of calls for a de-escalation.

‘Enough!’: Exhausted Gazans again under fire

‘Enough!’: Exhausted Gazans again under fire

With empty streets and drawn curtains, Gaza feels like a ghost town. Its residents - tested by repeated wars - feel like they are living the same scenes again and again. Before Israel launched its “pre-emptive” strikes on militants in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian territory was enjoying a summer u

Tens of thousands gather in show of force by Iraq’s Sadr

Tens of thousands gather in show of force by Iraq’s Sadr

Tens of thousands attended mass prayers yesterday in Baghdad’s Green Zone in a new power play by Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr after his adversaries conditionally backed his call for early elections. Sadr, a long-time political and religious force in the oil-rich but war-scarred country, has for months

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