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An extremely rare and well-preserved statue believed to depict the Greek goddess Persephone is being returned to Libya by UK authorities after being illegally smuggled out of the country.

While officials have tried to reassure the Lebanese public that fuel supplies are assured, long queues were seen at gas stations as people panic-bought fuel.

Lebanese army thwarts <em>smuggling</em> attempt via Mediterranean Sea

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Lebanese army thwarts smuggling attempt via Mediterranean Sea

The economic crisis in Lebanon has pushed many refugees to attempt dangerous sea crossings to European Union member Cyprus and then other countries in recent months.

Pakistani soldiers killed, wounded in twin attacks

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Pakistani soldiers killed, wounded in twin attacks

The Baluchistan province is the target of attacks by Baluch secessionist groups and Taliban.

Libya coastguard warns Italians against 'illegal' fishing

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Libya coastguard warns Italians against 'illegal' fishing

Libya's coastguard warned against "illegal" fishing in its waters, denying Italian claims it had wounded a fisherman as it fired shots during an ...

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Lebanon stops attempt to smuggle 51 Syrians to Cyprus

Lebanese security forces stopped dozens of Syrians being smuggled into Cyprus by sea, authorities said on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

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Iraqi police questioned after 21 prisoners escape jail

Iraqi police were questioned after 21 prisoners escaped jail.

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Germany charges man with fundraising for Islamic State group

The man allegedly transferred money to the Islamic State group, prosecutors said.

Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia to reconsider produce ban

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Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia to reconsider produce ban

Lebanon's Farmers Union said the acts of one person or a gang of criminals should not result in punishment for the entire Lebanese people.

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Iran Guard kills 3 militants near Afghanistan border: report

A clash between Guard forces and a 'terrorist team' in Iran's restive Sistan and Baluchistan province left three militants dead, according to ...

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

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Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

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Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard show deliberate neglect of migrant vessels which later sank in the ...

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

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Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies into war-torn Syria.

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Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

Abd Al-Rahman Milad was released from prison after being accused of direct involvement in the sinking of migrant boats.

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

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The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

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Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well ...

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Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

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Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Houthis inflicting 'grave abuses' on Yemeni women: report

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Houthis inflicting 'grave abuses' on Yemeni women: report

The report collected testimonies of victims, relatives of victims and eyewitnesses who suffered during the years of war, especially those in ...

Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco

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Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco

The Houthis have claimed a drone attack on an Aramco oil refinery in the Saudi city of Riyadh

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