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Darfur Rebels Strengthen Foothold in Libya, Says UN Report

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

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Saudi Forces Arrest Armed 'Extremist' after Gunfight

Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed "extremist" after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom's conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday.

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Qatar's Emir Travels to Crisis-Hit Turkey in Show of Support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis.

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Israel Reopens Its Only Goods Crossing with Gaza

Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 following months of border tensions, a response to relative calm in recent days.

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Saudi State Carrier Hit by System Failure ahead of Hajj

Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage.

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Libyan MP Hurt as Shots Fired in Row outside Parliament

Two people including a lawmaker were wounded Tuesday when shots were fired during a row outside Libya's parliament, a witness said.

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Israel Says to Reopen Gaza Goods Crossing Wednesday if Calm Maintained

Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, Israel's defense ministry said Tuesday.

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Yemen Says Waiting for Peace Talks Invite, Expectations Low

Yemen's ambassador to the U.N. said Tuesday that his government had not yet been invited to peace talks planned for next month, but that it was open to attending despite low prospects for success.  

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Child among Three Killed in Baghdad Blast

Three people were killed Tuesday in an explosion at a market in Baghdad, including a woman and child according to a security source.

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40 Children Killed in Yemen Bus Strike, New Red Cross Toll

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday.

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