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Saif Al Islam Qaddafi released by Libyan militia

Saif Al Islam Qaddafi, the son of Libya’s former leader Muammar Qaddafi, has been released from custody, according to the militia who had been detaining him. His captors, the Abu Bakr Al Siddiq brigade in the western mountain town of Zintan announced on Friday that he was being freed under …

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US must firm up its foreign policy on Qatar crisis

BEIRUT // Sitting beside a three-tiered tray of biscuits and in front of the American and Qatari flags, US president Donald Trump told the world just weeks ago that Washington and Doha had an “extremely good” relationship and that he had discussed the sale of “lots of beautiful military equipment” …

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The 'obsession' that changed human history

PARIS // An “obsession” with the lower jaw of a long-dead human, unearthed in the 1960s at a prehistoric Moroccan campsite, led palaeoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin to the discovery of a lifetime. After decades of work to identify the jawbone’s owner, Mr Hublin was able to announce on Wednesday that it …

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Libyan National Army accuses Qatar of stoking conflict

Libya’s eastern army has accused Qatar of deploying forces in the country and financing radical groups over several years, hindering its transition to democracy. Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Colonel Ahmed Al Mismari presented documents and videos at a press conference in eastern Libya late on Wednesday which he said …

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12 killed in attacks on Iran parliament and shrine

Tehran // Twelve people were killed when gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday. The attacks, which injured dozens of people, were the first in the country to be claimed by ISIL. They targeted two of Iran’s most potent symbols: its …

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