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Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon: military source TYRE: An Israeli drone crashed inside Lebanon on Saturday, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source."The drone crashed on the Lebanese border, inside Lebanese territory. Lebanese troops are in the area," the source told AFP.There was no immediate comment from Israel, but the incident is not the first of its kind.In February, an Israeli drone crashed on the Blue Line, the UN-demarcated line between Lebanon and Israel.Israeli soldiers crossed into Lebanese territory during that incident to retrieve the wreckage.Israeli aircraft regularly cross into Lebanese airspace, and the border area in southern Lebanon has been the scene of tense standoffs in the past.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Iraqi neighbourhood holds out against militants DHULUIYAH: Caught between militants and the Tigris River, residents of one neighbourhood in a Sunni town in Iraq have taken up arms alongside security forces and held out for months.If the fighters, police and soldiers defending the Jubur area in Dhuluiyah north of Baghdad repel the Islamic State (IS) a Sunni militants group it would be a powerful symbol of resistance for the forces battling against it.And it could help gain support for the anti-militants ...
France launch Iraq strikes as militants advance in Syria BAGHDAD: France mounted its first air strike to beat back the Islamic State group in Iraq on Friday, even as militants across the border in Syria seized dozens of Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive.More than a decade after Paris famously refused to back the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, France became the first nation to join America's US campaign of air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) in the war-torn country."This morning at 9:40, ...
Armed Shia rebels push into Yemen's capital SANAA: Armed Shia rebels pushed into Yemen's capital Sanaa after clashing with the army in the city's northwest outskirts on Thursday, security sources and residents said, in an escalation of weeks of fighting and protests.Residents of northwest al-Shamlan district told Reuters the Shia Houthi gunmen were now advancing along Thalatheen Street, a major route into the western edge of the city.The fighting has further destabilised an impoverished country also struggling to overcome a secessionist movement ...
Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State: US PARIS: Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, US officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. The officials declined to identify which countries had made the offers but said they were under consideration as the United States begins to identify roles for each country in its emerging coalition against militants who ...
Post-war counselling awaits Gaza children going back to school GAZA: Some 500,000 children returned on Sunday to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counselling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel. The opening of the school year had been delayed for three weeks because of damage to more than 250 schools and the use of about 90 UN educational facilities as shelters for tens of thousands of residents displaced by fighting, the ...
Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State CAIRO: Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat. Militant groups that share Islamic State's ideology and "take Islam as a cover" must be dealt with, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told a joint news conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Egyptian capital. Egypt's strong public support ...

 



 
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