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ILO says global unemployment at 'alarming' levels

The UN agency's 2012 report says that fiscal austerity and labor market reforms have had “devastating consequences” for employment while mostly failing to reduce deficits.

Palestinian leader Abbas sends Israeli PM Netanyahu letter outlining demands for peace talks

The talks, which were set to be the highest-level discussions between the sides since September 2010, were portrayed by the Palestinians as a final effort to salvage negotiations before the presidential election season kicks off in the US.

Hillary Clinton promises US will back Gulf security

Saturday’s meeting comes as the White House moves to deepen its ties with Gulf Arab nations, whose geography and oil reserves have made them crucial partners in US defense and energy security.

Acid attack victim Fakhra Younus commits suicide

"She realized that the system in Pakistan was never going to provide her with relief or remedy." 

Deadly clashes in Egypt after football club banned

Hundreds of fans took to the streets of Port Said late Friday, besieging the Suez Canal Authority building and shutting down roads leading to the coastal Mediterranean city.

Israeli man strips at insurance conference to protest

He was protesting a new policy introduced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month.
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#19 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Facebook: 139,210; Twitter: 24,923. (RONEN ZVULUN/AFP/Getty Images)

An Israeli insurance salesman was unhappy with a new policy that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced last month. So unhappy, in fact, that he stripped down to his underwear. He then removed that as well. 

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Sinai Bedouin lift siege on peacekeepers' camp

The Bedouins had blockaded the Multinational Force and Observers mission to pressure the Egyptian government to release their brethren who they claim were unfairly convicted for bombing attacks on popular tourist spots in Taba in 2004, at Sharm Al Sheikh the following year, and Dahab in 2006.

Swiss woman kidnapped in Yemen

The Swiss Foreign Office said a Swiss government crisis team has begun working on securing the woman’s release.

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills four soldiers

Later, clashes broke out near the site of the blast, during which an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader identified as Nasser al-Zafari was reported killed.
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