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Scores killed in Libya tribal clashes

Fighting between two ethnic groups – the Arab Zwai and the African Tebu, who complained of discrimination under Gaffafi, – broke out 10 days ago.

Red Cross trying to broker ceasefire in Syria

The ICRC is reportedly seeking a two-hour cessation of hostilities in several hotspots, including Homs, an opposition stronghold that has been under constant fire for weeks from government forces.

Oil price hits eight-month high as Iran halts exports

Brent crude rose to more than $120 per barrel on Monday, it highest level since mid-June last year. The price per barrel has risen by about 20 percent since December. 

Anti-Arab death threats painted on school in Israel

The school tagged had been a symbol of coexistence. Police in Israel believe Jewish extremists are responsible.

Iran's parliament summons President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The move comes on the back of a petition by lawmakers for a review of Ahmadinejad’s policies and amidst a power struggle in the country ahead of March 2 parliamentary elections and a presidential vote in 2013.

Russia wants 'Arab League role' to end Syria crisis

Syrian government forces continued to bombard the restive city of Homs on Tuesday as Lavrov arrived in the country for talks aimed at securing “the swiftest stabilization of the situation.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu triumphs in Likud leadership vote

While general elections are slated to take place in late 2013, Netanyahu may plump for an early contest to take advantage of high popularity ratings and try to win a second term before US presidential elections in November.

Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling"

The group, which included 29 women, were arrested in Jeddah in the run-up to Christmas, with the women subjected to strip searches and the men beaten and denounced as “unbelievers."
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