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16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

Funerals were held in several provinces for those killed, whose coffins were wrapped in Egyptian flags.
October 22, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Riyadh Saturday in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.
October 22, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to launch a fresh bid Sunday to ease a crisis between Riyadh and Doha, both allies of Washington, but without high hopes of a breakthrough.
October 22, 2017
"In Idlib, the humanitarian situation is, unfortunately, one of a large-scale drama," Kinik told reporters in Istanbul.
October 18, 2017
Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighbouring Iraq show signs of improvement.
October 18, 2017
Foreign competitors from as far afield as Norway and China rubbed shoulders with Emirati college students, men in traditional white robes and women in black flowing gowns.
October 18, 2017
Two Air Force pilots with a United Arab Emirates contingent fighting in Yemen have been killed in a plane crash, state media reported Tuesday.
October 18, 2017
US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate".
October 18, 2017
Turkey strongly condemned Saturday's bombing in Mogadishu which killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured.
October 17, 2017
The US military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's conflict.
October 17, 2017
Nearly three quarters of Yemen's educators have not been paid for 12 months, according to UNICEF.
October 16, 2017
Oil producers may not need to roll over a deal to cut production beyond March if all members fully comply with their pledges, the Kuwaiti oil minister said Sunday.
October 16, 2017
But winning their months-long offensive against the jihadists, they say, required going back to basics.
October 16, 2017
Turkish students, business executives and travel operators have been left reeling by the country's dispute with the United States that has led both to suspend visas.
October 15, 2017
The announcement comes after the coalition said earlier Saturday that around 100 IS fighters had surrendered in the city in the last 24 hours.
October 15, 2017
Turkish troops entered Syria on Thursday as part of a deal to enforce a 'de-escalation zone' in the country
October 15, 2017
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released via the Telegram messaging app.
October 12, 2017
A Turkish court on Wednesday ruled to keep under detention a German journalist and translator charged with membership of a banned radical leftist group, her lawyers said.
October 12, 2017
The UN Security Council on Tuesday urged Libyans, divided with rival governments and beset by violence, to work together ahead of hoped-for elections.
October 11, 2017
An Egyptian legal scholar and a leading figure in his country's embattled rights movement won one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes on Tuesday.
October 11, 2017
After two rounds of voting to pick the next head of the UN's troubled cultural body, Qatari diplomat Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari has emerged as the leading contender.
October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017
Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.
October 10, 2017
The militia has captured around 90 percent of Raqa since entering the city in June, after months of fighting to encircle it.
October 10, 2017
The US embassy in Ankara said Sunday that it would suspend issuing visas for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study, after the arrest last week.
October 10, 2017
The prosecution has accused the 13 of killing soldiers, police and civilians and detonating explosives in more than 20 locations.
October 09, 2017
Germany, which has a citizen among those detained, denounced the charges as "incomprehensible", while Amnesty attacked the indictment as "outrageous".
October 09, 2017
Raqa resident Umm Alaa and her family were twice forced to provide cover to IS jihadists, she told AFP, hours after her escape from the city.
October 09, 2017
A total of 143 suspects, including 30 officers, will appear in court. All the suspects bar eight are being held under arrest.
October 09, 2017
A gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
October 08, 2017