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Lebanon + 1 more

One injured after clash in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

Beirut_(dpa) _ A Palestinian was injured Saturday when members from his mainstream Fatah movement clashed with followers of the Sunni fundamentalist terrorist group, Jund al-Sham, in southern...

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Philippines

Philippines lowers alert level at volcano

Manila_(dpa) _ Philippine volcanologists on Saturday lowered the alert level at the country's most active volcano amid decreasing activity three weeks after it began spewing lava and plumes of ash. ...

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Iraq

At least four killed, 16 injured, in fresh Iraq violence

Baghdad/Mosul_(dpa) _ At least four people were killed and 16 injured in fresh attacks in Baghdad and the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, police said. Two people were killed and 13 injured...

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Zimbabwe

Twenty-two die in Zimbabwe measles outbreak

Harare_(dpa) _ Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported Tuesday. The Herald daily, which is close to...

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Pakistan

Pakistan's largest city paralysed after blast, riots

Islamabad_(dpa) _ Commercial and other activities in Pakistan's financial hub of Karachi were at a standstill Tuesday, as the casualty count in an overnight suicide bombing at a Shiite event rose to...

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oPt

Egyptian stance forces route change for Gaza charity convoy

Amman_(dpa) _ Activists in charge of a 210-truck convoy carrying humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip said Tuesday that they had decided to change their route after Egyptian authorities...

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Israel to build 692 homes in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem_(dpa) _ Israel confirmed Monday that it is to build almost seven hundred new homes in Jewish sectors of occupied East Jerusalem, raising Palestinian ire, and risking that of its main...

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Pakistan + 1 more

Suicide attack kills 11 in Pakistan, injures dozens

Islamabad_(dpa) _ At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing that ripped through a gathering of Shiite Muslims in the Pakistani part of disputed Kashmir region on Sunday,...

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Iraq

Six injured in Christmas clashes outside Iraqi church

Mosul_(dpa) _ Six people were injured on Friday in clashes between Iraq's Christian and Shabak minorities near a church in the northern Iraqi town of Bartala, witnesses said. Witnesses in Bartala, 40...

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Philippines

Philippines' Mayon volcano ejects more ash, lava

Manila_(dpa) _ The Philippines' most active volcano Thursday ejected more ash and lava as police and soldiers fanned out into danger zones to ensure that all homes have been evacuated. Mayon Volcano...

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FEATURE: "I want the siege to be lifted": Tent life after Gaza war

Saud Abu Ramadan and Ofira Koopmans, dpa Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza_(dpa) _ The tent city in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya looked gloomy on this grey and rainy December day. Small...

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Egypt opens Gaza Strip border crossing to 500 patients

Cairo_(dpa) _ Egypt on Wednesday opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip at the divided town of Rafah to allow some 500 Palestinian medical patients to cross, police said. Police said the...

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Lebanon

Lebanese authorities make arrests in UNIFIL incident

Beirut_(dpa) _ The Lebanese army arrested on Monday arrested "a group people" allegedly involved in vandalizing vehicles belonging to United Nations Interim Forces in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL), a...

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Poland + 1 more

Rising death toll, disruptions in Europe's cold wave

The death toll continued Sunday to rise in Europe as the severe Arctic cold, blizzards and snowfalls kept a grip on the continent, causing major transport and energy disruptions. From northern Europe...

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Kenya

Reform or bust: 2010 crucial for Kenya's future peace

Michael Logan, dpa Nairobi_(dpa) _ Almost two years have passed since Kenya erupted in an orgy of tribal violence sparked by disputed presidential elections, denting its reputation as one of Africa's...

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Nigeria

Fragile peace in Nigeria's oil region to face test of time

Michael Logan, dpa Nairobi/Abuja_(dpa) _ Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta has enjoyed a rare period of peace at the tail end of 2009 as a government amnesty for oil militants bears fruit. Oil...

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Somalia

Somali insurgents ban UN mine agency

Nairobi/Mogadishu_(dpa) _ Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab on Thursday said it was banning the United Nations Mine Action agency from operating in Somalia. Al-Shabaab, which is battling to topple...

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