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Economic agenda dominates Afro-Arab gathering

11/18/2013 1:56am
Kuwait is urging greater strategic and commercial links between the Arab world and sub-Saharan Africa, as top envoys from more than 65 countries gather to discuss security and economic concerns linking the two regions.

Egypt: Death toll in train accident rises to 26

11/18/2013 2:23am
Egyptian officials say the death toll from a train crash south of Cairo has risen to 26, after two of the injured died in hospital.

Jordan seeks candidacy on UN Security Council seat

11/18/2013 3:29am
Jordan's foreign ministry says the kingdom has presented a request to the United Nations seeking candidacy for a Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia had turned down.

Israel confirms it is holding al-Qaida suspect

11/18/2013 4:08am
Israeli has confirmed that it has been detaining without trial a suspected al-Qaida operative for the past three years.

Iran unveils what it says is its biggest drone

11/18/2013 7:02am
Iran unveiled a new aircraft Monday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the Islamic Republic, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours.

Activists: Kuwait, UAE sentences for tweets

11/18/2013 7:04am
Twitter users in two Gulf Arab countries received prison terms Monday, rights activist said, in the latest sign of widening crackdowns in the region on social media for posts considered offensive or against state security.

Former chief Israeli rabbi arrested in fraud probe

11/18/2013 7:23am
Israel's former chief rabbi has been arrested following a fraud probe, police said Monday.

Memorial at Egypt's Tahrir Square sparks protest

11/18/2013 8:52am
Where tents once sprouted and giant crowds chanted against their rulers, Egypt's interim prime minister on Monday inaugurated a memorial to protesters killed in the country's revolutionary turmoil in Cairo's famed Tahrir Square.

Palestinians committed to 9 months of peace talks

11/18/2013 11:55am
The Palestinians will stay in peace talks with Israel for the planned nine months despite their fierce opposition to Israel's settlement building, the Palestinian president said Monday.