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Western powers and Russia gather in Paris, still divided over the issue of Libya no-fly zone

Japan's nuclear Fukushima plant suffered a new explosion as the country struggled against a quake-tsunami disaster

Neighbouring Gulf States prepare to send troops into Bahrain as its popular uprising continues

A Diyala province army barracks was attacked by a suicide bomber killing at least 9 and wounding 14 others

US administration welcomes Morocco's political reforms, vows to work with government ‎and people of Morocco for democratic aspirations

Tens of thousands of Lebanese flock into Martyr's square in Beirut, commemorating Rafiq Hariri's death, the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon and calling on Hezbollah to disarm

Palestinian Authority condemns decision of Israeli government to speed up settlement building after murder of Israeli family in Itamar settlement

Announcement comes a week after Sultan Qaboos' sacking of unpopular ministers following weeks of protest

With democracy protesters saying they will occupy Manama's main square until their demands are met, security forces move in with teargas to break the stalemate

Israeli police were on high alert on Sunday for fear of revenge attacks after the brutal stabbing of five settlers

Libyan fighters abandoned another key town Sunday under heavy shelling from advancing government forces, as international backing grew only slowly for a no-fly zone over the country

Japanese authorities currently battling to avoid a “likely” meltdown of two nuclear ‎reactors damaged by Friday’s earthquake

Russia ready to supply disaster-stricken Japan with more energy upon request

The 'new' opposition is preparing for a mass rally marking the anniversary of the popular uprising against Syrian military presence in Lebanon calling for an end to "the rule of arms"

Kuwait Human Rights Association called on the government Saturday to free people arrested during a crackdown on a protest by stateless Arabs demanding citizenship and other rights

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday that Bahrain's leaders needed to move quickly to adopt major reforms or else risk interference from Iran

Activists said three Yemeni protesters including a schoolboy were killed in fresh bloodshed, as police denied using poison gas on anti-regime demonstrations

forward Lionel Messi has been named in Argentina's squad for two upcoming friendlies although coach Sergio Batista has left out Carlos Tevez of Manchester City and Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero

Libyan rebels called Saturday for help from the Arab League as it met for key talks on the conflict, including recognition for their council and backing for a no-fly zone to help their battered forces

Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg have set a flat-rate fine of 10,000 euros (13,899 US dollars) to punish any tardiness in their squad as the 2009 champions battle to stay in Germany's top-flight

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