ADEN, Yemen -- At least four members of Yemen's government forces were killed in an attack launched by al-Qaida militants in the country's southeastern province of Shabwa on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua.
"A group of gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch launched an assault on Al-Safra point of the Fifth Brigade of Shabwa's local Defence troops, causing ferocious battle," the local military official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Al Qaida-Militants)
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BEIRUT -- The Lebanese currency on Tuesday collapsed to 100,000 Lebanese pounds (LBP) per dollar for the first time in history as the country's financial crisis and political deadlock linger on.
The value of the Lebanese currency lost 8,000 pounds from two weeks ago when it stood at 92,000 pounds against the dollar. (Lebanon-Currency-New Low)
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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition advanced on Tuesday three bills, which are key parts of its proposed judicial overhaul plans that have divided Israeli society over the past two months.
The bills were brought up for voting in the early morning hours after a fierce debate. (Israel-Legal Overhaul-Votes)
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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that "good" diplomatic moves are being made toward the normalization of Iran's relations with Bahrain.
Nasser Kanaani made the remarks in an interview with the Iranian state-own Arabic-language news channel Al-Alam, expressing optimism that Iran would normalize its ties with Bahrain, as well as other regional countries. (Iran-Bahrain-Normalization Moves)