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Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped

Hooded men travelling in two cars on Tuesday abducted the Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan, the Libyan foreign ministry said.
“The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars,” ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

Both sides in Syria’s bloody civil war said on Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Saudi end to girls’ sports ‘welcome’: HRW

Human Rights Watch welcomed on Saturday a recommendation by Saudi Arabia’s consultative Shura Council to lift the ban on sports in girls’ state schools.
On Tuesday, the council recommended that the longstanding ban, relaxed in private schools last…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

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