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Heat and power cuts force Gazans onto polluted beaches

Reuters GAZA Maher Taha, his wife and six children sit enjoying the breeze on beach in Gaza, doing their best to ignore the rubbish and raw sewage floating a few yards off shore. The water is polluted and the smell is unpleasant but they ..

Regime forces make rapid advances in Syria's southern zone

AFP Beirut Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country's vital southern zone. For nearly one month, Syria's government has worked to capture the ..

AFP Paris Washington will not budge on its decision to impose fresh sanctions on corporations operating in Iran, despite a European request for exemption, the Financial Times reported Monday. "International companies active in ..

Reuters ANKARA A source at Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed a militia report that Kurdish YPG fighters had completely left Syria's Manbij region as exaggerated, saying their withdrawal was still under way. ..

AFP Jerusalem An Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland, the army said. The strikes signalled a tougher Israeli ..

FARNBOROUGH The US State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on ..

AFP Beirut An award-winning Palestinian-Syrian photographer who documented life in the Yarmuk refugee camp in southern Damascus has died after nearly three years in regime detention, his partner said on Monday. Niraz Saied, who ..

AFP Istanbul A Turkish woman, held for over a month by Israel on charges of passing hundreds of dollars to a"terrorist" organisation, returned home to Turkey on Monday after her release. Ebru Ozkan, 27, arrived overnight on a ..

AFP Tripoli Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday. Some of the 90 who survived had to be admitted to hospital ..

dpa Tunis Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has called on Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence vote amid a political crisis in the North African country. "The prime minister has two options in case the ..

Reuters BEIRUT Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the US withdrawal from world powers'2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability. Aoun, a Maronite Christian ..