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Evidence has been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it "a cover-up".
Abbott, whose government was behind a U.N. Security Council resolution that Monday unanimously demanded full access to the site in rebel-held east Ukraine, admitted progress had been made but said more needed to be done.Full Story
A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed five foreign guards in Kabul on Tuesday, the latest blast to rock the Afghan capital during an impasse over presidential election results.
The attacker struck a compound near the outer perimeter of Kabul airport, which was targeted last week when insurgents seized a building in the same area and fired towards the airport using automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.Full Story
Cambodia's main opposition party struck a deal Tuesday with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) said it had agreed to break the deadlock and take up its seats in the National Assembly in return for a promise of electoral reforms.Full Story
The Israeli campaign against the Gaza Strip will play a major role in “reorganizing” the power of the resistance in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, and the region, reported As Safir newspaper on Tuesday.
This was reflected in the telephone call between Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Monday, added the daily.Full Story
The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.Full Story
Head of al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Saniora kicked off a tour on March 14 leaders to tackle the roadmap proposed by al-Mustaqbal chief ex-Premier Saad Hariri.
Local newspapers published on Tuesday reported that Saniora and head of the ex-PM's office Nader Hariri began their tour with Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel during a meeting held in Bikfaya on Sunday evening.Full Story
Prime Minister Tammam Salam stated that he postponed last week's cabinet session to this week in order to allow ministers to resolve their differences without any pressure, reported An Nahar daily on Tuesday.
He told the daily: “This week's session is a test to determine the true intentions of the ministers and determine whether they want the government to function.”Full Story
The army carried out on Tuesday raids in the al-Mankoubin neighborhood in the northern city of Tripoli in search of wanted suspects, reported Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3).
It said that the raid was accompanied by the deployment of army units on al-Ahram Street in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.Full Story
The Vatican resumed efforts to end the presidential deadlock in Lebanon as the papal ambassador Gabriele Caccia carried out contacts with diplomats to tackle the issue.
According to An Nahar newspaper published on Tuesday, Caccia contacted several ambassadors of major powers to tackle the presidential impasse.Full Story
An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday.
Seventeen members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and one soldier were slain in the day-long violence Monday in the strife-torn southern island of Mindanao, Brigadier General Eduardo Pangilinan, the area's military commander, said.Full Story