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AFP Cairo An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. "The verdict is final and cannot ..

AFP Ahvaz, Iran Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the ..

AFP Moscow Moscow on Monday announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria, including supplying the Syrian army with a new S-300 air defence system and jamming radars of nearby warplanes following the downing of a ..

Reuters ISTANBUL Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in the northwest of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments broadcast on Turkish media on Monday. ..

TRIPOLI: Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said. Western Libya is the main departure point for Europe-bound migrants fleeing ..

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a US-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on ..

Gaza city: A Palestinian was shot dead Monday by Israeli soldiers in new clashes along the border of the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. Mohamed Abu Sadek, 21, was shot in the head in the northwest of the strip, ..

AFP Gaza City, Palestinian Territories Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday to protest against job losses and US funding cuts. The one-day strike closed more than 250 ..

AFP United States The White House promised Monday to keep exerting"maximum pressure"on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime. "As ..

AFP Tripoli Half a million children are in"immediate danger"in Libya's capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF said on Monday. Clashes that broke out between rival militias in late ..