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Libya militia in failed air strike on oil port: Guards

Passengers wait at the check-in at Tripoli's militia-controlled Mitigia Airport, as flights were resumed, after planes from the internationally recognised air force struck the airport without causing any casualties (AFP)
Tripoli - 

Militia warplanes attacked a major oil export terminal in Libya Tuesday but were driven off by anti-aircraft fire without being able to hit their targets, a spokesman for guards there said.

Three British plane spotters detained in UAE: family

London - 

Three British men are being detained in the United Arab Emirates on national security grounds after being arrested while plane spotting, their relatives said Tuesday.

SKorea, Saudi to sign nuclear cooperation pact: diplomat

Park Geun-Hye (AFP)
Riyadh - 

South Korea and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on nuclear cooperation during a two-day visit by President Park Geun-Hye that began Tuesday, a diplomat said.

Yemen's Hadi wants reconciliation talks moved to Saudi

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour (AFP)
Aden - 

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi called Tuesday for troubled UN-brokered reconciliation talks to be moved to neighbouring Saudi Arabia if agreement cannot be reached on a venue inside Yemen.

Netanyahu takes fight over Obama Iran plan to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
Washington - 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to address the US Congress on Tuesday in an increasingly heated battle with the White House over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, as negotiations resumed in Switzerland. 

Solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 flying over the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi (AFP)

Solar plane passes Abu Dhabi test ahead of planned world tour

Muscat - 

A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi (R) meeting American ambassador Matthew Tueller (C) to Yemen in Aden. (AFP)

US envoy to Yemen says Hadi 'legitimate' President

Aden - 

The US envoy to Yemen threw his support behind President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after talks in the southern port city of Aden on Monday, saying he remains the "legitimate" leader.

Egyptian policemen stand guard at the site of an explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in down town Cairo (AFP)

Bomb blast near Egypt supreme court kills 1: police

Cairo - 

A bomb blast near Egypt's supreme court in downtown Cairo on Monday killed one person and wounded seven others, including three policemen,  police and state media said.

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