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Deportee killed in Saudi detention center riot

03/03/2014 4:19am
A detainee died in a stampede during a riot at a Saudi detention center for migrant workers awaiting deportation, police said Monday, adding that nine others were injured.

New clashes in blockaded area of Damascus halt aid

03/03/2014 6:04am
Food deliveries to thousands of people living in a blockaded area in southern Damascus ground to a halt after a truce collapsed and clashes broke out between Syrian rebels and forces loyal to the government, a U.N. official and activists said on Monday.

Gaza public workers say Hamas not paying salaries

03/03/2014 7:12am
Palestinian civil servants called on the Gaza Strip's Hamas government Monday to pay them full salaries, the clearest sign yet that Egypt's blockade of the territory is making it increasingly difficult for the Islamic militants to govern.

Libya relocates parliament after attack

03/03/2014 7:29am
Libya's parliament moved into a five-star Tripoli hotel Monday, a day after rioters armed with knives and guns stormed the legislature building, torching furniture, killing a guard and wounding six lawmakers in the latest episode of turmoil in the country.

UAE's Etihad posts biggest annual profit yet

03/03/2014 7:42am
Gulf-based carrier Etihad Airways posted on Monday its largest annual profit yet, with $62 million in net earnings last year.

Israeli settlement construction doubles in 2013

03/03/2014 8:27am
Israel began building more than twice as many West Bank settlement homes in 2013 than it did the previous year, Israel's central bureau of statistics said Monday, just hours before its prime minster was to face President Barack Obama in Washington for what was expected to be a tense meeting.

Saudi calls on all foreign fighters to leave Syria

03/03/2014 8:31am
Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has called for the withdrawal of all foreign fighters from Syria and is demanding they face international justice if they committed war crimes there.

Egypt police get 10 years for beating man to death

03/03/2014 8:32am
A court on Monday sentenced two policemen to 10 years in prison each for the 2010 beating to death of a young Egyptian that was one of the sparks that led to the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak the following year.

Budget carrier flydubai boasts $61 million profit

03/03/2014 8:47am
Budget Mideast carrier flydubai says it recorded $60.7 million in profit last year out of total revenue of around $1 billion.