At least 11 people have been killed in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a security source told AFP, as fighting raged into a fourth day on Wednesday.The source also reported that more than 100 people were wounded in the fighting between Sunni and Alawite residents of the flashpoint town on Tuesday.
A Pakistani court Wednesday refused bail to former military leader Pervez Musharraf over the detention of judges during his 1999-2008 rule, the state prosecutor said.
Al Jazeera has republished a controversial article on its website after inexplicably removing it amid claims the story was "anti-Jewish".Accusations of censorship were leveled against the Qatar-based broadcaster after it decided to remove a story entitled 'The last of the Semites' by Columbia University professor Joseph Massad.
The seven Egyptian security personnel kidnapped by suspected militants in Sinai have been released and are on their way to Cairo, an Egyptian army spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey signed key defense pacts on Tuesday following a visit to Ankara by the Saudi Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
A Saudi online newspaper says Oman is proposing that women be banned from wearing face veils when driving.Al-Watan said Tuesday Oman made the proposal at a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council police traffic department heads. It singled out the niqab, a mask that covers a woman's face, leaving only a slit for her eyes.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday he would take up the ban of his close aide from the June 14 presidential election with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian media reported.
Iran and its Shiite Lebanese ally Hezbollah are "propping up" President Bashar al-Assad and giving him increasing support, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday.
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