Iran, US tension is a ‘clash of wills’: Guards commander

Iran, US tension is a ‘clash of wills’: Guards commander

GENEVA: The standoff between Iran and the United States is a “clash of wills,” a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy “adventurism” would meet a crushing response, Fars news agency reported.Tensions have spiked between the two countries after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East in…

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Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after fire balloons

Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after fire balloons

BEIRUT: Bombings by Syrian government forces damaged two schools and a health facility in the rebels’ last stronghold in the northwest, activists said Thursday, after insurgents successfully hit a power station in a government-held town.Fighting has raged in the last 48 hours in the region, where insurgents launched a counteroffensive earlier this month, trying to…

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UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

DUBAI: Bahrain said Tuesday a peace conference it is co-hosting next month with the US is aimed at helping the Palestinians, who have criticized the kingdom for failing to consult them about the event.The conference “serves no other purpose” than to help the Palestinian people “through developing their abilities and enhancing their resources,” said Foreign…

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Lebanese budget protesters clash with security in Beirut

Lebanese budget protesters clash with security in Beirut

BEIRUT: Security forces opened water cannons on Lebanese anti-austerity protesters in the country’s capital on Monday, as the government continued to hold marathon meetings to discuss severe budget cuts.Lebanon faces a looming fiscal crisis as the economy struggles with soaring debt, rising unemployment and slow growth. The government’s tightened budget and key reforms aim to…

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Iraqi Airways flights to Damascus postponed indefinitely

Iraqi Airways flights to Damascus postponed indefinitely

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s army rulers announced talks will resume with protest leaders Sunday, four days after the generals suspended negotiations on implementing civilian rule in the country.“The Transitional Military Council announces the resumption of negotiations with the Alliance for Freedom and Change on Sunday at the presidential palace,” the ruling army council said in a Saturday…

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