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Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate

Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate

Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon,

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, youth rallies vie for spotlight

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, youth rallies vie for spotlight

Thousands of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr amassed in Baghdad on Friday demanding the ouster of US troops

Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that around 400,000 people in Syria's northwestern Idlib province were moving towards the Turkish border as a result of renewed attacks by the Syrian government.

Italian TV chef serves up cooking lessons at prison in Gaza

Italian TV chef serves up cooking lessons at prison in Gaza

An Italian TV chef is serving up a taste of home cooking in the unlikeliest of places: a Gaza jail.

Iraq activist shot dead as anti-regime protesters block roads

Iraq activist shot dead as anti-regime protesters block roads

An anti-government activist was killed in Iraq's south by unidentified gunmen, amid a resurgence of rallies and road closures by protesters pressing authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new govt

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new govt

Lebanon ended a painful wait yesterday by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy.

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 23 civilians

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 23 civilians

Russian air strikes killed at least 23 civilians yesterday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country’s last major rebel-held bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis.

Two protesters killed as Iraqi police struggle to stem unrest

Two protesters killed as Iraqi police struggle to stem unrest

Two protesters died in Iraq yesterday as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths demanding reform of what they see as a corrupt political system.

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests.

Iran seeks help reading plane's black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

Iran seeks help reading plane's black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

Iran has asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran's failure to send the recorders abroad for analysis.

Four protesters, two cops killed as Iraq unrest resumes

Four protesters, two cops killed as Iraq unrest resumes

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities yesterday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks.

Lebanon urgently needs new gov't to avoid collapse: Hariri

Lebanon urgently needs new gov't to avoid collapse: Hariri

Lebanon needs to quickly form a new government to stop a cycle of collapse and worsening economic and security conditions, caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday ...

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