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LAST_UPDATEFri, 19 Jan 2018 10am

Lebanese Sunni Politician Warns Of Arab Sanctions Over Hezbollah

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT: Lebanon could face economic sanctions from Arab countries or worse if Hezbollah does not stop meddling in regional conflicts, a Lebanese Sunni politician said on Friday.

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The Boss Is Dead But The Mafia Lives, Magistrate And Mobster Say

Pic: ReutersROME/PALERMO: The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore “Toto’” Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

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Argentina Intensifies Search For Missing Submarine With 44 Crew

Pic: ReutersBUENOS AIRES: An Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board was missing in the South Atlantic two days after its last communication, prompting the navy to step up its search efforts late on Friday in difficult stormy conditions.

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Russian Long-Range Bombers Strike Islamic State Targets In Syria: Agencies

MOSCOW: Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies.

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Iraqi Forces Recapture Final IS-Controlled Town, Rawa

Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Rawa, the last town in the country controlled by so-called Islamic State.

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Hariri To Leave Saudi Arabia For France On Friday: MP

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BEIRUT - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, will leave Riyadh for France on Friday, a member of his party said.

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Pakistan Issues 'Last Warning' To Islamists Blocking Entrance To Capital

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s government on Friday issued a final warning to members of a hard-line Islamist party who have blocked a main road into the capital since last week, raising fears of a violent clash as they refuse to budge.

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Toto Riina, Mafia 'Boss Of Bosses', Dies In Jail Aged 87

Pic: Reuters ("Toto" Riina in his 1993 police mugshot, after Italy's most powerful Mafia boss was finally captured)

Notorious Sicilian Mafia "boss of all bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87.

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Syria: Russia Blocks Extension Of Chemical Attacks Probe

Pic: Reuters (A nerve gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April killed more than 80 people)

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Egypt Orders Suspected Libyan Militant, 14 Others Be Held Over Desert Attack

CAIRO - The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered that a suspected Libyan militant and 14 others be held for 15 days pending an investigation of their role in a deadly attack in Egypt’s western desert last month, state news MENA reported on Friday.

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